The word vacances
is on everyone lips and on the sign on every shop that is closed. It’s also the subject of the new special issue of AD France
Best of issue, les 25 plus belles maisons de vacances. Some of them I’ve seen before but not this one
in Andalusia by Laura Sartori Remini and Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli
. It was designed for an Italian couple from London who wanted a real family home not just a vacation home whose London home they already designed. It was a blank slate in which they used lots of old tiles and weathered materials to look like it’s been there longer. You can see this project and more from Studio Peregalli in their book The Invention of the Past: Interior Design and Architecture of Studio Peregalli
Bonnes vacances !
The monumental entrance is clad in 17th-century Portuguese azulejos tiles. The floor is clad in black and white marble from a baroque palace in Seville.
“In the living room there are two recurring decorative elements of the house: the old tiles and marble floors from the 17th-century. In the background there is a small room whose walls are lined with Chinese porcelain from the 18th-century.”
In the dining room, the walls are decorated with large panels of wallpaper dating from the17th-century. The Dutch chair is also from the 17th-century.
The dining room as viewed from the lounge. The coffered ceilings painted wood accentuate the perspective. The walls were weathered to look old.
“In the master bedroom, the blue and white tiles are from the 17th-century. Dutch red trunk dates from the sixteenth century, as does the bronze chandelier.”
In the master bedroom, sits a Florentine bed from the 16th-century. Columns play the stylistic nod to the old mosaic tiles.
The master bathroom walls were also dressed in blue and white tiles while the black and white marble was designed by Studio Peregalli.
“The patio worthy of a typical hacienda, is lined with columns found in an old house.”
The pool house has round roof tiles inspired by from Portugal. The pool is lined with tiles made by Moroccan craftsmen.
Photos by Vincent Leroux