Winter is the time Ibiza residents get to give their beloved properties an overhaul – let the nesting begin! After all, no-one wants to be lugging furniture around in the peak heat of summer, and who has the time to think about scatter cushions or coat racks when there are beaches and parties to get to? For those who rent out their villas over the summer, and are returning for the off-season period, adding some new creature comforts makes settling in all-the-more smooth… Here’s our top tips on where to shop, whether for a mini-makeover, fabulous facelift or a full refurb and re-kit job!
Casa Buen Honor: Ornate mirrors, hand-painted wooden tables and chairs, deluxe four-poster beds, quirky candles, whimsical wooden lamps, indoor and outdoor dining settings, rustic armoires… absolutely everything in the casita at Casa Buen Honor is for sale. The beauty of this showroom is, if you can fit it in your car, you can take it on the day (though speedy delivery or commissions can also be arranged).
KsaR: KsaR offers a full interior design service from concept to completion, whether for bathroom, bedroom, living area, an entire villa or even high-end hotels. Or simply peruse the store’s exquisite wooden tables, four-poster beds, swinging wicker chairs, teak bookshelves, embroidered wall hangings, wool carpets, amazing tiles and oh-so-much more. Then there are the extras, from Moroccan lighting, exotic tea sets and ceramic soap holders right down to 470 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
La Galeria Elefante: This quirky yet chic concept store (reopening in December) opened in 2010 combining furniture, homewares, antiques, fashion and art from all corners of the globe, catering to all tastes and budgets. Homewares range from sweetly illustrated kitchen towels and vibrant hand-stitched cushions to elaborate tea sets, tiny teddies, wacky hand painted metal animals, fine china and scented candles to the most elaborate armchairs, tables and deluxe rabbit-fur beanbags!
Lotus: Meticulously styled, Lotus changes its ‘look’ weekly to show off the multitude of furniture, décor and accessories on offer. Beds are a major focus and once you’ve ascended the loft, you’ll discover Ibiza’s ultimate dormitory, while fabrics are Lotus’s specialty, offering cushion covers, curtains, bedding and upholstery custom-made to your specifications.
Magazin: Focusing on quality, craftsmanship and durability, Magazin source their wares from diverse manufacturers and designers across the globe. In the garden, you’ll find a colossal array of outdoor furniture and accessories, step inside for indoor furnishings, encompassing all sizes, shapes, styles, materials and (importantly) budgets and for that finishing touch, take your pick from colourful crockery, sparkling crystal, quirky kitchenware, unique utensils, lamps, candles, chandeliers, mirrors, frames, objects d’art and everything in between!