‘There is just so much stuff!’ says Dutch-born, Ibiza-based artist Lolo Helb of her bohemian country home in the north of the island, where she lives all year round with her three children. ‘I am constantly collecting and gathering all different things – I don’t even really see the style so much anymore, it’s just home to me.’ The collision of colours, cultures and cool factor is very much in keeping with Lolo’s distinctive personal style – laidback, low-key, creative and effortlessly chic.
[Photography by Maria Simon]
Despite having only lived here for four years, the Ibiza villa evokes a comfortable, lived-in, family home vibe via a combination of rustic wooden furniture shipped over from storage in Amsterdam and pieces from her previous house in Ibiza (Lolo relocated to Ibiza permanently in 2006), eclectic decoration and small artefacts collected on her international travels throughout the years plus many of her own striking artworks adorning the walls.
In addition to the main house is the warehouse space Lolo uses as an art studio, with gorgeous views over lush, green farmland, filled with olive, carob and fig trees. ‘It’s so tranquil and inspiring,’ she says. ‘I am so spoiled to have all this,’ says Lolo of the spacious property. ‘I could never go back to living in a small space again. That’s the thing about Ibiza,’ she adds. ‘It has that Hotel Caifornia feel…’