Sunday, 14 November 2010

Country House in Spain

Built in the 70's, this Mediterranean house in Málaga has been restored and decorated by Heloisa Málaga. We could define this house in two ways. Traditional in the sense that it preserves and is true to the Spanish-Andalusian style both in its structure and features such as the painted handmade tiles; and Eclectic in its decor as it is composed of a a mix of antiques, mainly from the nineteenth century from France, Belgium and Italy, and some modern pieces as well.
Come and tour this lovely house with me!

The French-iron furniture and antique-wicker chair are painted in a turquoise that contrasts strongly with the handmade clay tiles.

The wide open foyer provides light and space to the lounge. Two Louis XV armchairs flank a dark painted bookcase. The sconces above the chairs are XIX century Flemish. Seagrass rugs delimit the areas. A well worn Persian rug on one of these adds texture and interest.

A XIX century distressed console from a Belgian pub stands behind a Louis XVI sofa. On both sides of the window, a Voltaire chair and Austrian XIX chair. Unusual decoration above the fireplace: a dry bush with a garland of lights.

An oak hutch serves as a bookcase. The coffee table is an ancient Hindu bed.

French XIX century trumeau stands on a Spanish table. The top was painted to imitate marble.

The door to the kitchen is flanked by shelves in which porcelain tableware of various origins and antiquity are displayed. The chairs are XIX century.

A Louis XVI sofa and painted wicker chairs surround the dining room table which is dressed with a combination of different apricot linens. The XIX century ceiling lamp is from Belgium.

Dutch tiles behind the cooking range in the kitchen. The hood is hidden in the fireplace. Honed granite countertop.

Belgian table, Italian chairs, and French lamp.

The only room in the house with white painted wooden floor is the master bedroom. Two different night tables, one Belgian and the other Swedish with a marble top. Gustavian style four poster bed. The lamp base is an ancient Chinese jug.

Two pewter XIX century sconces flank an Eva Davidova painting in the master bedroom.

The Moorish-inspired bathroom tub evokes a Moroccan hammam.

The shower floor was made with concrete and beach pebbles. A lattice carving on the wall lets the light in. An old window frame and a Dutch XIX century porcelain bowl adorn the XIX century Belgian console.

In the guest room twin canopy beds.

The wicker chairs in the guest room are old Spanish. Distressed white painted cupboard.

Beautiful pebble design on the terrace floor. Brick steps lead to the antique oak front door acquired in northern France. Vines and fruit trees add freshness to the patio.

All images and information from here.

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  1. Hi Kifus,
    oggi mi è piaciuta molto la foto del bagno.
    Deliziosa proposta.
    Buona giornata :))

  2. Auch!!! This hurts my eyes, so much beauty and class!! I love the trumeau and the Hamamm styled bath tub, never seen something like this before! Amazing post again dear Kifus!

    Have a great night and week!

  3. What a wonderful eclectic mix :-)

  4. Hi Kifus,
    Just looking through your blog and enjoying everything, thank you so much for finding all these wonderful inspiring homes!! I'm using google reader and your posts don't pop up in there?? Oh well love your blog!!

  5. You are officially my favorite blog for design inspiration! We are renovating a 150 year old French Colonial House in Merida, Mexico and your pictures are just what I need for ideas!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment! You are a sweetie!


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