9th June 2021 | IN EDUCATION DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn Project of the Week This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a residential design by 2020 SBID Awards Finalist, Knox Design. This villa was an investment project built in Mallorca to be sold as a second home. As this property was for sale, the aim was to create enough interest to make a lasting impression in the potential buyer’s mind, while still leaving enough space for them to mentally move in themselves. SBID Awards Category: Residential Budget Up To £50k Sponsored by Sans Souci Practise: Knox Design Project: Villa Sol De Mallorca Location: Mallorca, Spain What was the client’s brief? The brief was to create a holiday home for grown-up families with an air of luxury as opposed to the typical, seaside blue and white themes often seen here. What inspired the design of the project? The living area stretched along the full-frontal section of the villa, calling for the definition of spaces and the creation of a sense of flow between them all. Once I defined the purpose of each of the living areas, I selected soft caramel and sandstone hues as a running theme to join them with each other, reflected in the use of marble, oak and artwork in these tones. Sprinkles of mint, fuchsia and emerald were present in strategically placed soft furnishings and decorative items, all set against a sumptuous wallpaper in the stairwell, silky rugs, stunning overhead lamps and evocative artwork. I chose Rounded shapes in décor items and furniture to counterbalance the sharp geometry of the architecture. The overall effect is one of luxury elegance and comfort, space and luminosity. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? As in a lot of open plan living spaces, there was no entrance hall, so to speak, and the dining area felt exposed and cold. To solve this issue I asked for a partition wall to be added between the entrance lobby and the dining space in order to add intimacy to the dining area and provide a focal point opposite the front door. What was your team’s highlight of the project? The highlight is always installation day when all the visions come to reality and the house gains its soul. Why did you enter the SBID Awards? I entered the SBID awards for the first time in 2020, having been a recognised design professional for several years as although I am based in Mallorca Spain, the majority of my clients are British second homeowners. Questions answered by Justine Knox, CEO and Head Designer, Knox Design. We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a modern-retro loft design, click here to see more.