"I’ve wasted tons of time and money in the past doing expensive remodels, and in the end, always felt like moving and slightly disappointed right at the conclusion. By comparison, I now feel overwhelming joy, comfort and gratitude every time I walk though the door.The difference this time is not only your exquisite taste and creative eye but also the affection, laughs, warmth and caring that filled all of the encounters throughout the entire process. I love this house more than any home i’ve ever lived in and am utterly at peace and filled with heart explosions when I am in it." - Bea's Testimony
Bali has an amazing magical magnetic pull; so much so that people often come for a short holiday and find themselves looking for a home to bring them back here. That was the experience for Bea who found an idyllic spot on the beach that could be her home with her family for a year away from the bustle of Barcelona. Bea approached SOUQ’s designers, Sophie and Peter to help her transform the space from a bare villa into a warm and calm place that they could really feel was their home while they were away from their own.
The specifics were simple but tight: recreate the space working within the parameters of the existing structure with a sophisticated beach vibe but it had to be ready within 60 days so that they could enjoy it for as much of the short time they were in Bali. Rather than filling it with the inexpensive and disposable furniture often used to decorate Bali villas for transient guests, Sophie and Peter were committed to maintaining the philosophy of SOUQ: enduring and original design that employed the artisan skills of Indonesian craftspeople.
They aimed for warm natural textures that would balance the bright light of the beach beyond their glass doors, custom-made furnishings that would make the home interesting and specially theirs, and artwork from Indonesia that reflects the extraordinary landscape and culture of Bali.
Here are a few glimpses of the space and it’s reformation:
And here are a few shots of the space before the interior renovations began:
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