A Moody, Minimalist “Forest Estate” in Ibiza by Hollie Bowden
New from one of our favorite recent discoveries, UK-based designer Hollie Bowden: a four-bedroom holiday house sited on a wooded property on the Balearic Island of Ibiza. “The brief was to create a bohemian vacation home; unpretentious, serene simplicity with luxurious comfort, a little bit romantic and a little bit magical; high on ambience and warmth,” Bowden says. “The clients had seen my previous work and trusted my vision, they gave me a lot of creative freedom. They were keen for the scheme to incorporate more investment and statement pieces; with an emphasis on rare, unique items; they actively encouraged me to lean into my penchant for sourcing the more unusual and unexpected pieces.
“I chose an earthy and neutral palette and used natural materials throughout the house. But I also included some modernist pieces to punctuate the design; it was a careful balance. We were going for a textural and elemental space, with tonal warmth and ambience. The whole design was to be restful and peaceful.”
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Photography by Genevieve Lutkin Studio.
“Sourcing beautifully aged antique furniture and artifacts that can sit at ease alongside the more contemporary pieces is a practice I have refined over the years, but it’s a process,” Bowden says. “I’m such a magpie, I gather and collect as I go using instinct and wisdom. I love going to Paris and other flea markets around the world.”
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