White Island Kitchen that Flows into the Rest of the House
White Silk Matt LINE —
When British model Erin O'Neill and Italian footballer Fabio Borini chanced upon the project to build this house, they immediately realised that it was the place that both of them had been looking for to enjoy their holidays together: a house found in a cove in Ibiza (Balearic Islands), with views of the Mediterranean sea and less than a hundred metres away from the beach.
The kitchen is centrally located in the home, sharing an open space with common areas such as the dining room, living room or TV room. To fit it out, interior designer Natalia Zubizarreta chose the LINE model by Santos, a modern and minimalist design that, aside from providing great capacity, organisation and functionality, seamlessly blends into the style of the rest of the house, which is characterised by its quiet elegance and neutral tones.
The White Silk Matt finish of the cabinets perfectly blends with the white walls, ceilings and worktop, comprising a bright and balanced whole. The solid oak flooring provides a nice contrast, which adds an inviting warmth to the different environments, as it is found throughout the entire floor.
The units—laid out in parallel—surround an island, together with a set of tall units. While the preparation, cooking and washing-up areas are found in the former, several electrical appliances and compact storage solutions are found in the latter. This layout makes tasks easier, avoids unnecessary trips to and fro, and encourages freedom of movement, making it possible for several people to share the same space without getting in each other’s way.
The home owners chose to veer away from the classic style of Ibiza to create a sophisticated, airy and bright space, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Natalia Zubizarreta was in charge of adapting it to their needs, personally overseeing every detail.
For the interior design, she chose a beautifully balanced colour scheme, distinguished by neutral tones and a wide range of greys that, by their very nature, enhance the brightness and warmth of the areas. In this regard, the combination of white partition walls and doors with elegant coverings in wood or porcelain stands out, with structural elements such as iron pillars and microcement beams and ceiling left exposed.
Dark-coloured carpentry is set off to best advantage with lighter upholstery and finishes, as well as some touches of brass in the form of lamps and decorative items. For its part, the natural wood flooring found all over the house adds harmony and coherence to the whole.
With this project, Natalia successfully brought the owners’ dreams to life, creating a cosy and comfortable home with a distinctive personality, where a deep sense of balance and serenity can be felt, which encourages everyone to kick back and relax and enjoy each other's company.