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    Our fabulous Interior Design Team are lucky enough to work on projects around the world, and Julie Paul’s latest project in the Seychelles has got us wanting to jump on a plane and fly away to warmer climates.

    The stunning villa was designed for a family who know the island well. The brief from our client was for the interior to be honest to the surroundings, to balance and complement the view. Take a look at the exclusive pictures below from the project and transport yourself to a place of sunshine, sea and, of course, style.

     

     

     

    The stunning open plan living space has breath-taking views of the ocean. In the dining area, there is a fabulously bright painting by Egbert Marday and this, along with the colour of the ocean, was where we took inspiration from for the colour palette of the room. To complement this, the kitchen carpentry was painted in a spearmint green to add a pop of colour. We choose the Mandhara Rug in the dining area which works brilliantly alongside the spearmint green and adds depth of colour to the double height space. The Twig Lamp, Spindleback Chair and Warrior Coffee Table work together to create that classic coastal style, echoing the natural beauty of the island.

     

    When you enter the property, you catch a glimpse of what’s to come - the incredible view. We wanted to keep the entrance hall minimal, so that it was all about the view, but impactful. The simple yet detailed pairing of the Toscana Console and Mosel Lamps frames the window and reflects the unrivalled natural colours of the environment. Framed parrot prints are hung on the wall, again as a reminder of the island’s affinity with nature.

     

    In the bedroom, we wanted to enhance the natural light by keeping the tones fairly neutral. The headboard is made from local wood and we felt it was a great way to combine the outside with the inside. The natural wood works beautifully with the rattan Indochine Bed-End Chest, Avignon Console, Frond Lamp and all-weather ‘rattan’ Calbourne Chairs. Colour was introduced via accessories - the coral Barathea Cushion Cover looks fantastic next to the hint of blue seen in the Fretwork Bedspread.

     

     

     

    The outside space of a holiday home is probably the most important part of the house. This is where (weather permitting) you would expect to spend long breakfasts, lunches and dinners enjoying the view and basking in the warmth. For our clients, we really wanted to make this a place where time could be idled. We chose furniture in natural tones so as not to detract from the view, but brought in splashes of colour with the Banyak Cushion Covers and tableware. We brought in Marco Mirrors to hang on the wall behind the outdoor dining table, so those who were sitting with their backs to the view could still enjoy it.

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