Relaxed Mediterranean living in Deià

Moredesign transformed a Deià home for relaxed Mediterranean living

Moredesign masterminded the conversion and the result demonstrates their dedication to finding the balance between new and old. Minimalist cement floors and plain white walls enhance the unusual and carefully chosen decorations such as the oversized metal pots and totem-like wooden sculpture.

A flavour of traditional Mallorca is captured in the old wooden beams and the wicker baskets; in the gnarled wooden bench in the kitchen and distinctive tiles beside the fireplace. These rustic features are juxtaposed with the contemporary tendency of exposed structural elements and slim metal door frames.

The playful movement between past and present does not compromise on comfort. It is a home created for those who appreciate the rich tapestry of the past and the technology of the new.

Outside, the garden presents a postcard of relaxed Mediterranean living with intimate corners shaded by olive trees from which to watch the ever-changing landscape. Moredesign, founded by Oro del Negro and Manuel Villanueva, are based in Deià. Passionate about the island, they felt a natural connection with this project.

Photos by Belen Imaz

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Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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