With Summer in full swing, what would be better for a blog post than a stunning Mallorcan Villa by Michael S. Smith? I’ve always admired Mr Smith’s ethos: a deep respect for tradition filtered through a modern lens. He’s always keen to learn the customs, craftsmanship, and history of the location in order to create interiors that are true to their surroundings.
In this Mallorcan retreat designed for his friends Nancy and Howard Marks, Michael S. Smith proves one more time why he’s one of the best decorators of our time.
Images: WSJ (October 2017) Magnus Marding photography.
Last spring, Mallorca’s Grupo Cappucino opened the doors of their first hotel in Palma’s historic Plaça de Cort. Juan Picornell, the successful entrepreneur behind the group, enlisted Jacques Grange to decorate the 19th-century building.
In true Grange style, Hotel Mamá boasts the designer’s bold vision, resulting in interiors that are elegant, timeless, and very liveable.
The fresh take on classics, its richly layered look and all the handcrafted details throughout make this hotel a treat for any interior lover.
Aitana’s Suite – my favourite!
Deluxe Junior Suite
Cappuccino Grand Café
The private cinema
Among other services, the HOTEL MAMA offers a sumptuous spa, rooftop pool, gym, the Cappucino Grand Café, a Japanese restaurant and a cinema (whose idea comes from Palazzo Margherita, the hotel that Grange designed for the scriptwriter and director Francis Ford Coppola in Italy) in which “the best films” will be screened.
“It adjusts your internal mood right away,” Grange observes of Hotel Mamá’s infectious effervescence. “It’s all about happiness—‘We feel cozy, we feel charming, we feel poetic.’ It’s magique, no?”
Plaza de Cort, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
+34 871 037 437 email@example.com
Images: Hotel Mamá and Booking.com
If you follow me on Instagram you probably know by now that on the 20th of June ‘The Wicklewood Design Collective Pop Up Store’ opened its doors.
Caroline and Rosie, Wicklewood founders
The Wicklewood Design Collective: Sophie Conran, Caroline, Rosie, Rococo and myself.
Tom St Aubyn photography
Designed in partnership with interior designer Rococo Davis, the shop features Wicklewood’s very desirable cushions, rugs and home decor accents alongside a selection of original homeware including selected bed linen and glassware by Sophie Conran, and vintage pieces sourced by Rococo. I felt really honoured to be part of this fabulous space by bringing a curated selection of handpainted Spanish Ceramics.
Even though there is still one last day left until the store closes, I would like to thank in this post to all of my friends, designers, followers and wonderful people who came by the store and have been supporting us incredibly since the very first minute. A special thank you to Wicklewood brilliant founders, Caroline and Rosie, for all the hard work behind the scenes and for counting on me for this beautiful project.
With Caroline and Rosie.
Rococo and her daughter…it doesn’t get any cuter than this.