CASA CAYAMA

For the restoration of this house for a charming family from Germany, the brief was clear – quality but not flashy.

The kitchen is focused around a sociable central area. It combines furniture lacquered in white with an impressive iroko working surface to cook, whilst enjoying the breath taking views over the swimming pool and the sea. The floor to ceiling wooden bookcase is a powerful feature that is both decorative and functional.

In the bathrooms we used white pebbles on the floor to create the feel of a house on the beach – natural, functional and fresh.  The Marmoline counters are made in the same colour as the cement floor throughout the rest of the house, simple and lineal with wicker baskets instead of drawers.

A garage was converted to an annex apartment, with its own kitchenette and garden. We used esparto, a traditional material from the island, to create the headboard of the bed and the rugs. Ethnic bed covers and paintings by local artist Aldo Kodak add a splash of colour.