Those who had the chance to visit the Spanish island of Majorca know why many writers, poets, painters (including Joan Miró) and travellers throughout history have been so fascinated by the beauty of its nature and the mildness of its climate, combined with the richness of its craft traditions.
This was a recipe for happiness for the owners of this two-storey villa made of geometric blocks with white facades. They established their summer residence in Palma, and trusted the duo behind Krakow-based Paradowski Studio to elevate the house’s interior spaces to something that would honour the spirit of Majorca.
Known for mixing elements from different periods and intersecting art, contemporary design and craftsmanship, Zuza and Piotr Paradowski followed this approach through this project. Modern, vintage and Mediterranean references intertwine to create a soothing atmosphere, which encourages relaxation.
With its plaster walls and a fireplace with pure lines created in collaboration with local craftsmen, the living room, which occupies the ground floor and connects to the kitchen and dining room, opens up to a spacious terrace with a saltwater swimming pool and a garden with fruit trees and aromatic herbs. The private spaces are located on the upper level.
Minimalist on the outside and warm on the inside, this peaceful home features a neutral and natural palette of colours, materials and textures — including muted white, beige, grey, wood, linen and limestone — inspired by the surrounding landscape.
Carefully sourced by Zuza from around the world, the furniture and accessories comprise a sofa from the 1960s with a jacquard upholstery pattern; a coffee table with a curved top and veneer finish; a Philipp Mainzer stool; a modernist chairs from the 1920s; a monumental dining table by Henk Vos; a midcentury style, Danish desk; contemporary Italian, Dutch and Spanish designs; and vintage pieces such as the bamboo console table and pair of brass lamps with bamboo shades, which adorn one of the three bedrooms; among others.
As a way to give tribute to Majorca’s culture, Paradowski Studio introduced artworks and objects by local artists, such as the painting by Jaume Roig in the living room and ceramics by Joan Pere Catalá Roig (Jaume’s older brother) in different areas of the house.
An invitation to live a dream, this light-filled home is a mix and match of influences that seamlessly come together, making anyone want to stay here much longer than a summer. Once more, Paradowski Studio did its magic.