The brief and indeed concept behind this home’s interior is a desire for it to interact with the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it. Set in the wooded hills above Marbella, the villa overlooks sea, mountains and often deep blue skies, and our approach was to connect the minimalist modern architecture with nature through the use of organic shapes, textures and materials. The result is an eye-catching interaction between modern and natural.
Step inside and you feel a laid-back style and comfort that is, however, the product of many carefully thought-out details. The rustic tones, woods and textures add to natural greens in an ode to the surrounding landscape. In the open-plan lounge and dining area, we used elements that add a sense of intimacy to this seamlessly flowing space where the fireplace is finished with corroded metal panels and angled partitions.
For the master bedroom I drew inspiration from the combination of materials used in the façade of La Casa Lleó i Morera by Luís Domènech in Barcelona. I wanted to capture its captivating mix of greys and sand sculpted stone, aged brass, ebony-toned carved wood and delicate pink pillars – but within a contemporary setting. As part of this we also incorporated design elements inspired by the majestic Sakura cherry blossom, to form an expression and celebration of union and singularity. The blossom of a fresh morning start and a safe haven at the end of each day.
HEIDI GUBBINS INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO