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Villa Santa Ponsa I

Interior Design

  • Painted and Decorated
  • Colour Schemes
  • Furnishing in and out
  • Bespoke Funishings
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Lighting
  • Accessorized


  • Consultancy for renovation
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Exterior Kitchen

This project was rather different to the usual ones tackled by Justine Knox, insofar as it involved dating and ageing a very large villa situated on the edge of a golf course. The home needed renovation, but vintage touches had to be added everywhere and traditional materials, like terracotta, iron and aged wood, were of the essence. The outer walls to the property were painted ochre and antique carriage lights were fitted on either side, flanking a magnificent solid wood front door. In the entrance, Moroccan style screening was added for texture and mood. The courtyard was kept traditional in stone and terracotta and the outdoor kitchen was given a dated look by using reclaimed beams. The indoor kitchen involved hand-selecting the solid stone pieces to build the island, topped with a hammered stone surface. The wall tiles were hand painted to the desired tone of green and antique pieces like the heavy iron ceiling lamp and hand-picked vintage window handles help contribute to the mood of a bygone age, along with the butler’s sink and imported range cooker. The décor in the bedrooms is elegant but understated. Justine opted to use the old method of hanging pillows on curtain rails by way of a headboard, another nod to the general vintage feel of the villa. The master bedroom is a comfortable two-level space with snug, dark wood beams in the ceilings, a neutral colour scheme and furniture in wood and iron. The bathrooms were fully renovated. One features stucco painted walls for a more rustic feel, with natural stone basins and surround. The other has stone walls and an inset crossbeam, plus an antique mirror with classic wall lights. The living and dining spaces in this home are spacious and with very high ceilings, featuring a stone carved fireplace to which a vintage iron guard was added. Two comfortable couches with loose covers in russet and cream surround a solid wood coffee table. Beyond an archway that has been framed in stone is the dining room, with large wooden table crowned by an ironwork ceiling lamp and grandfather clock in the corner. The games room in this home is also a snug, featuring more plush sofas in soft peach and ivory as well as an old pool table. The end result is a unique mélange of tradition and originality with many select and purpose-built pieces that evokes a time in the past with the comfort and the convenience of the present.