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Transformation of an Apartment in Bendinat by Justine Knox

Colour of the Year 2018

Justine's last 2017 project was a beautiful apartment in Bendinat. It underwent a big renovation. We knocked down walls, rewired and replumbed, added a new kitchen, a new bathroom, underfloor heating throughout, new wardrobes and changed all the doors in the house. We then painted and decorated and changed the lighting. Decided on a colour scheme with the clients and added furniture, soft furnishings and accesorized to finish it off.  

The end result was a up-to-date contemporary apartment, perfect for their holidays in Mallorca and, of course, some very happy clients! Here are some before and after pictures:  

Apartment Bendinat Before EntranceApartment Bendinat After Entrance


Apartment Bendinat Before KitchenApartment Bendinat After Kitchen


Apartment Bendinat Before LivingApartment Bendinat After Living


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 2Apartment Bendinat After Living 2


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 3Apartment Bendinat After Living 3


Apartment Bendinat Before Living 4Apartment Bendinat After Living 4


Apartment Bendinat Before TerraceApartment Bendinat After Terrace


Apartment Bendinat Before Master BedroomApartment Bendinat After Master Bedroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Master BathroomApartment Bendinat After Master Bathroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Guest BedroomApartment Bendinat After Guest Bedroom


Apartment Bendinat Before Guest BathroomApartment Bendinat After Guest Bedroom

Colour of the Year 2018

Colour of the Year 2018

Ultra Violet - PANTONE 18-3838

2018's colour of the year is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. Since 2000 Pantone has been choosing a colour of the year, there have been various pinks and blues, but this is the first Purple. 

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

Justine enjoys incorporating colour into many of her projects, ultra violet purple being one of the many colours she and the clients sometimes choose to bring a space to life. This outdoor terrace with breathtaking views is complimented by a bright purple outdoor rug and a couple of cushions. 

Villa Port Andratx Purple Terrace

Ultra Violet is this years trendy colour. Add a little Purple to your home!  

This bold Bathroom from one of Justine's projects incorporates many shades of ultra violet purple in the shower's mosaic tiles and in the vanity's upholstered pouff. The bedroom below is another example of how to use ultra violet purple, this time in more muted tones, paired with cream and silver creating a more elegant feel. Purple is the only pop of colour used in both rooms, paired with other neutral tones it let's that colour do all the talking. 

Purple Bathroom Villa Bendinat 1Purple Bathroom Villa Bendinat 2

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If sticking to only Ultra Violet Purple is too scary for you, you can always mix it with other colours! In our Home staging Project in Port Andratx we made the purple fireplace and rugs work by mixing in bright orange and electric blue. A big piece of art on the wall with these colours and some throw cushions decorating the beige sofa really helped bring all the elements together, and with the orange armchairs and coffee table we balanced it all out. 

Living Room Villa Port Andratx

In our Villa Bendinat Project we had an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room in which the client wanted a bright and colourful look. The main feature was the Missoni Home PassionFlower print curtains, and from them Justine picked out three colours to them tie the room together: Purple, Orange and Green. In this case purple is not the main colour in the room, it is actually the second or third most used but without it the space would not be the same. The contrasting cushions and the upholstered purple leather dining chairs and a couple of home accessories may not be the main feature but certain are indispensable to the room as a whole. 

Living Room Villa Bendinat

Living Room Closeup Villa Bendinat 1Dinign Room Villa Bendinat 2




Visit our Shops to get your hands on some Purple Products!

Capturing the Spirit of 'la Dolce Vita' with the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

Cover Photo D&G Spring 2017

Designer's Guild Spring/Summer Collection this year takes inspiration from Majolica Ceramics and Murano Coloured Glass.

This collection has a big variety of patterns from brightly coloured geometric shapes, modernized damasks, botanical and floral painterly patterns to subtler marble textures or glamorous textured velvet.  

Designers Guild Spring Summer Collection 2017

Inspired by Ceramics and Glass from the Renaissance of the 16th Century it represents the timeless and sophisticated beauty of Majolica's ceramics and Murano's coloured glass, both renowned for their bright colours, traditionally emerald and cobalt, clear white and ochre.

Incorporating these fabrics and wallpapers into your home this year would be a great way to brighten up some rooms. 

 Designers Guild Spring 2017 Floral Ambience

 Designers Guild Spring 2017 Majorica Ambience

Designers Guild Spring 2017 Floral CurtainsDesigners Guild Spring 2017 Majorica Curtain



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Élitis Perles Wallpaper Collection

Cover Photo Elitis Perles

"I will give you pearls of rain coming from countries where it never rains." -Jacques Brel

Elitis Perles Wallpapers imitate the aspect of beads on your wall. A choice of five different patterns: Jade, Tourmaline, Topaze, Parade de Samba or Nouvel Eden.

Jade a Solid Block of colour with the beautiful texture of beads embroidered onto the wall can give a bright bold statement or a subtle neutral texture to any room. 

Tourmaline is a twist on the classic paisley pattern. Choose from nine different variations of colour to jazz up your wall.

Topaz, an abstract flow of lighter and darker beads make a beautiful calming pattern, also with a selection of nine different colours to add some texture to the room. 

Parade of Samba has a neutral background with a cascading waterfall of bright and colourful stripes coming down from above. Bring some colour into the room with this original textured wallpaper.

Nouvel Eden has a beautiful bold floral pattern with bright green leaves and orange flowers embroidered onto the wall with beads giving an ombre effect from the middle out towards the darker edges. Make a statement!


Elitis Perle Jade Lifestyle                  Elitis Perle Jade Blue


Elitis Perle Tourmaline Lifestyle                   Elitis Perle Tormaline Orange


Elitis Perle Topaze Lifestyle                  Elitis Perle Topaze Cream


Elitis Samba Lifestyle                   Elitis Perle Samba Colour


Eltisi Perle Eden Lifestyle                   Elitis Perle Eden colour

Designers Guild New Autumn 2016 Collection

 Jardin Des Plantes

'This Season, our new Collections celebrate the Evocative and Lyrical Art of Botanical Illustration' - Tricia Guild

Designers Guild's New Autumn Collection has just arrived at Knox Design. We love the elegant flowers, plants and butterflies reminding us of 17th century Italian Gardens. 


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Take a look at Designers Guild's Page!

Best fabric facelifts for your homes by expert Justine Knox

Fabric Facelifts Gold Curtain MoodBoard


Here are some ideas to get the designer look.

  • Upholstered Headboards: 

    Headboards of all sizes and shapes, with or without buttoning, piping or trims. with a stunning leather or fabric mean you can really create a Wow factor in the bedroom.
  • Custom Wardrobe Panels: 

    Re design a pair of doors while also hiding the cabinet’s contents by lining the glass panels with patterned fabric or covering with a bold wallpaper.
  • Table dressing: 

    The perfect table runner – custom-fit to your own table using many faux leathers or fabrics. pretty and protective. Try buying offcuts for this purpose to get a really cost effective solution.
  • Pillow Covers: 

    Give a standard pillow  a fresh look by having a bespoke cover made and use it to give your bed that extra special treatment.
  • Window treatments: 

    Curtains, blinds and panels can all be made to measure to suit your decor and budget. With wide range of poles and tracks there is no excuse for drab windows.

For a fabulous selection of fabrics from amazing brands such as Osbourne & Little, Dedar, Ralph Lauren, Designers Guild, Missoni, Jane Churchill, Gaston and Daniela and many many more our expert team will be happy to help.

We have an extensive fabric range at the Knox Design Home Store in Mallorca and we include a wide variety of services including bespoke curtains and upholstery. It is a really popular department as our clients understand that will a little bit of Knox Know How you can transform a piece of furniture and create a WOW in a room for a lot less than completely redecorating. 


Shop now for Soft Furnishings!

Designers Guild Brera Colorato Cushion           Designers Guild Saraille Throw            Missoni Blue Jarris Cushion