The good life is not only represented in the name of interior design studio BonVivant, but also in their most recent, successful project Son Serra. In sunny Spain, the studio created a delightful holiday home combining simplicity with rustic and vintage elements that create a vibrant whole.
At BonVivant, everything is about cosiness and interiors with character that exude simplicity but also vibrancy. Based in Mallorca, the multidisciplinary interior design studio argues that true style lies in simplicity. In this project, the aim was to create a spacious and bright house where the client can enjoy holidays with family and friends. Throughout this project, you will recognise BonVivant's typical warm and understated style, with a rustic and classic touch here and there. We were happy to ask them a number of questions about this beautiful residence. Were there any particular challenges associated with this project?
‘Of course, the bathtub has been our biggest challenge. Sometimes making a good design is not the most difficult part. We had never designed a bathtub before, we wanted it to be really comfortable, but above all we wanted it to work. The execution was far from easy. We were very nervous, but we are happy with the result.’
What furniture was chosen and what was the rationale behind it?
‘The vast majority of the furniture and art comes from local artists, producers or shops. We like to see the island's talent represented in this house. For example, we used lamps by Contain, whose use of brass gives elegance to the spaces. Those by Tonia Fuster, in turn, are more sober and evoke the rustic character of the house. The arches of the facade are echoed in Dusty Deco's Arco Lounge Chair, and La Pecera's almond wood furniture is spectacular as well. To add a retro touch, we chose vintage pieces from Pop Mallorca and some from our own collection.’
An endless sense of calm in perception of the architecture
Where did you draw inspiration for this project?
‘Both the existing construction of Son Serra and the surroundings were inspiring enough. The houses of Son Serra, surrounded by nature, have undergone several extensions and changes over time. We tried to reflect the passage of time in the interior to arrive at a minimalist style with straight and clean lines.’
What will you remember most about this project?
‘The first day we visited the house, it was really impressive to see how imposing it was and the potential it had. Especially when we saw the semi-circular arches that are now in the bedroom, we were very impressed.’ With this breathtakingly spacious home, BonVivant wanted above all to demonstrate that rustic does not necessarily mean austere and sleek. They created a welcoming space with a warm atmosphere. Simplicity and the essentials rule, but the rustic and vintage additions create a cosy and balanced whole.
Do you want to know more about BonVivant? Read the full article in Imagicasa Autumn 2022.
Photography by Salva López