Our design style is not only influenced by our tastes and preferences, but also by the places we visit and the memories we make. This was one of our first projects in the Memorial Area about 10 years ago. It was inspired by a friend of our clients, who had a summer home in Ronda, Spain. Located above the El Tajo gorge, Ronda is nestled in a lush river valley and is said to be the home of modern day bullfighting. Based on photographs and the couple’s memories, we brought in some of the traditional Spanish design elements from the region and used authentic finishes from local, national and international vendors.
The large Cypress front door with large calvos, antique concrete columns and Spanish tiles set in a Saltillo pattern are all common design elements found in the homes in Ronda. The kitchen and keeping room were created by using brick clad barrel vaults and concrete accents were in the kitchen and bar areas.
In order to bring light and space into the master bathroom, we used a cupola and introduced the concept of a wet room. A wet room is a shared space for the shower and tub, modeled after the Roman Baths. This takes the ritual of the bath into another level. Rich, peaceful and serene spaces were created to complement the sequence of spaces and enhance the spa ambiance. We had so much fun on the creative side of this project and particularly enjoyed bringing to life fond memories.