Few locations encapsulate vibrant Mallorcan charisma quite like Finca Sonrisa, a stylist's paradise nestled amid the Tramuntana mountains – moments from Llucmajor.
Despite its rustic setting, this modernist utopia exhibits a beautifully contemporary aesthetic – from its rustic wooden walls to its Athena Calderone-inspired accessories – we approve of every square inch of this villa's design. If you find yourself constantly lusting over its interiors (who could blame you), then fear not – this villa is still available to rent for some days this September. So you can either mirror Finca Sonrisa in your home or make it your home. Either are highly acceptable.
Here, we list our five favorite modern home decor ideas for you to steal from the island hangout.
1. Curate a staircase gallery
When it comes to gallery wall ideas, you could do far worse than follow Finca Sonrisa. While we admit, this wall is not a conventional art wall – with several diverse frames – it has inspired us to hang our art in the most unexpected of places: the staircase. As the adjoining heart of your home, your staircase offers an unrivaled focal point to showcase your favorite pieces – whether you group a selection of images together or you exhibit one large artwork. The number of pieces does not matter, but the location most certainly does.
2. Style your vases – the Athena Calderone way
Nobody knows how to style a vase quite like Athena Calderone (opens in new tab) – and nowhere celebrates her teachings quite like Finca Sonrisa. Athena is famed for her curation of decorative branches in large vintage vases – and her ability to channel nature in a thoroughly modern setting. Athena teaches you to gather a selection of twigs and stems in a vase, similar to those showcased above, then watch as your interiors pay homage to its wider setting. As a general rule, anything inspired by Athena Calderone is a perfect interior design idea.
3. Experiment with wood paneling
Perhaps the quickest way to elevate a space of any size is through wood paneling. This simple feature adds an instant touch of creative regency to a simple space – whilst interrupting the ordinary with a new texture. Finca Sonrisa combines subtly different wood tones to create a modern twist on this traditional asset – and we're taking interior design notes on this thoroughly contemporary aesthetic.
4. Mix-and-match soft textiles
If anything epitomizes Finca Sonrisa, it is its fearless combination of textiles and textures – including its tapestry-style rug alongside its Scandinavian-cool settee. This colorful combination continues across the villa's exterior spaces that are zoned using colorful soft furnishings and rainbow-infused throws – not that we expect you would need any blanket in the late Balearic summer.
5. Invest in oversized furniture
The juxtaposition of the year comes in the shape of the oversized furniture trend – following reports that large decor will make your space feel bigger, according to designers. However, if you haven't already gone big, then Finca Sonrisa might just be the inspiration you need. Whether you opt for beautifully large seats or you indulge in statement fixtures and accessories (as seen above), there is only one rule to remember – bigger is always better.
Finca Sonrisa is available from €1,330 - €2,135 per night via Welcome Beyond (opens in new tab). There are limited dates available in September at the time of publication.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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