Ibiza living: Katrina Phillips – The real Ibiza

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“I’m very happy here,” says Ibiza interior designer Ibiza Katrina Phillips of her home base in San Juan. “I feel like this is the real Ibiza. The neighbourhood shop is open all year round, I see my neighbour taking his dog and his horse for a walk every day – and when I open my window, it’s like the most beautiful picture window out into the countryside.”  Continue reading

Haute couture interior fabrics: D-Shop & Jakob Schlaepfer

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Step inside the new and improved D-Shop Ibiza Design showroom, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped inside an haute couture exhibition. Lining the walls of one room – like a gallery of resplendent ball gowns – are a selection of incredible designer interiors fabrics created by the renowned designer Michele Rondelli for Jakob Schlaepfer. Continue reading

Villa Contact: A family affair

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Behind the slick, modern façade of Ibiza property agency Villa Contact Ibiza – set prominently on Las Ramblas in Santa Eulalia – is the touching story of a local Ibiza family, spanning over 30 years in the industry and making a difference to the lives of countless Ibiza home owners and investors.  Continue reading

High on a hilltop: Project by Amber Developments

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Operating with a straight talking approach to design and construction, Gray Gillot of Ibiza project management company Amber Developments is known for achieving fast-track results without compromising on quality. It was this philosophy that saw him appointed as project manager for a huge villa refurbishment in Es Cubells – a project involving multiple contractors and collaborators to transform an existing villa that had been left to ruin into the stunning property that stands today. Continue reading

La Galeria Elefante: Looking for a sign?

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Looking for a sign? Look no further than Ibiza’s quirky-chic concept store La Galeria Elefante, where all signs say you should decorate your home with unique hand-crafted creations (shown below) with the message that suits you. Whether you’re a Peace and Love type person, you’re Off With The Fairies, a Drama Queen or you fancy selling kids to the circus, you’ll find a Supercalafragalisiticexpialadocious sign to suit your Ibiza abode within their walls.

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TANIS Ibiza: Bespoke soft furnishings – fast!

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‘Fabric, furniture, café and more’ says the sign outside the gorgeously chic interiors showroom TANIS Ibiza. So what exactly is this ‘more’ the sign speaks of? More (and much more, might we add) means a whole host of bespoke soft furnishing options, from cushions and day beds to curtains, blinds, re-upholstering furniture and bed and sofa coverings. And more! Continue reading

Ibiza’s First International Real Estate App by GHL

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Ibiza’s very first international real estate app has arrived, in an App Store, Amazon or Google Play Store near you. The GHL app, for iPhones, iPads and Androids alike, is the brainchild of Gould Heinz & Lang – switched on Ibiza property consultants with over 30 years experience who bring Ibiza to your gadgets, no matter where you are in the world. Continue reading

Must-buy: Living in Ibiza book at KsaR Living

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Whether you live in Ibiza, aspire to live in Ibiza or just love Ibiza from afar, Living in Ibiza by Dutch writer and photographer Genevive Scholten – available at KsaR Living – is a beautiful must-read coffee table book. Covering all aspects of Ibiza life, from history and gastronomy to culture and achitecture, there’s plenty to learn about our beloved island and the tome is available in English, Spanish, German and French. A beautiful gift, or addition to your own bookcase.

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Ibiza living: Grace & Michael decamp to the campo

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It was an interesting conversation over dinner one night that inspired Circa Ibiza creators Grace and Michael Saunders to swap North London life for an Ibiza country escape in 2013. “I remember the feeling so well,” says Grace, who had been undergoing a major lifestyle change, embracing wellness and yoga after an inspirational trip to India. “I just wanted to come away and live in a simple way, take us all out of our comfort zones and embrace Spanish culture.”  Continue reading

Macramé moments: La Galeria Elefante

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In 2014, Macramé is having a moment. Again. Once a favourite of chic ’70s homemakers, and before them the lovely ladies of the Victorian era, the cool knotted textiles are now popping up in stylish Ibiza villas and apartments, giving them a boho-retro feel.

From oversized hanging chairs to cool lampshades and decorative wall pieces, Ibiza concept store La Galeria Elefante is chock full of macramé magic… but be quick! Many of pieces are one-of-a-kind and won’t stay on the shop floor for long!

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