Nanimarquina's island retreat

Sunday, 9 June 2013




As an Ibiza's lover and the temperatures finally rising and showing us glimpse of spanish summers...

I have been thinking of this house from the Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina seen in AD last year. 
The structure was built 150 years ago for a peasant farmer. José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres, opted to keep the structure as close to the original as possible.
The rustic original ceiling crafted from sabina wood was removed, sanitized, restored, and fitted back in place. The home kept the spirit of most ibiza farmhouse with whitewashed walls and earth-toned floor. She, of course incorporated vibrant textiles and contemporary design pieces.
But she also managed to keep it simple, with very few furniture and crafted objects such as the little straw baskets made by local women, rattan cushions from Cameroon, tiny clay candle pots used in Indian purification ceremonies, and clusters of hand-carved wooden cooking tools, all bearing witness to her travels and eclectic predilections. Enamorada total. 








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