Marina-view apartment by BM Studio

“In the end the owner was just very happy as we turned that empty apartment into a real home,”

Marina-view apartment by BM StudioSometimes things just flow… beautifully. “This job was great and a real pleasure as we had the best client you could wish for,” recounts Carolina Barceló Montanaro who was, together with her sister Olivia, tasked with the complete interior design of this apartment overlooking Palma’s Paseo Maritimo. “Our client likes to enjoy this flat with guests and you can always find family, relatives and friends in the house,” Carolina explains.

Therefore the most important issue when designing the interiors was to define different zones in the open-plan living space, so they could all enjoy different areas while still be gathered together. One result was to create a main, slightly more formal, seating area with a Hamilton sofa by Minotti from which you can make the most of the fabulous views over the marina opposite.

An adjacent media room, with Tufty Time sofa from B&B Italia, is a more casual place to relax. It is separated with two Roche Bobois bookshelves, which help define the space while still being connected to the rest of the house. In order to harmonise the space, a straight wall was also installed hiding some angles and creating clever storage solutions.

Family friendly with funky features

For the kitchen and dining area, a large Xilos table with its lazy Susan was perfect for this big family and marks the centre of the space. And next to here is the bar area, where a Serie Up 2000 armchair by Gaetano Pesce and beautiful LIFT bar from Sacha Lakic add funky appeal. A long corridor separates the living from the ‘night’ space, where four bedrooms are decorated in soothing light tones. At the owner’s request, the master bedroom was finished in completely neutral tones, with one wall dominated by a large painting by Sóller-born artist Pep Girbent that fits perfectly with the understated palette.

While concepts and elements utilised were far from simplistic, Carolina explains that thanks to the client’s openness, their tastes were easy to read and the project flowed naturally. But “in the end the owner was just very happy as we turned that empty apartment into a real home,” she adds.

Photos by Mauricio Fuertes

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Marina-view apartment by BM Studio

BM Estudio Design Group

C/ Bonaire esquina Conflent, Palma

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