MELIAN RANDOLPH SL
01: Project Name: CASA POLO
02: Design Company: MELIAN RANDOLPH S.L.
03: Designers: Victoria and Sylvia Melian Randolph
04: Project Location: Province of Cadiz, Spain
05: Area, Square Meters: approximately 500 square meters.
06: Photographer´s Name: Martin Garcia Perez (This is very important)!!!!!
07: Completion Date: 2011
08: Design Concept
The house is located in a resort called Sotogrande which is in the South of Spain.
The original house was built in 2000 for a family with young children, by architect Joaquin Mier Enriquez. It had a Main House and Porch with a Garden and Pool Area. We were called in a few years later to add a Pool changing room with sauna, an outdoor glassed in dining room, a study, a Guest House and finally to re-design the kitchen area to turn it into a live-in kitchen.
The house itself has very Andalusian architecture, with terracotta floors, whitewashed walls and tiled roofs. We wanted the new sections of the house to blend into the existing so they would look like a unit rather than additions. The windows and doors are wood, but the new dining area has an iron and glass closing and a new porch covered in bamboo for shade.
The new bathrooms have cement colored tiles on the floors which were used at the beginning of the century and add a touch of color to contrast with the terracotta elsewhere, and the new kitchen has Portuguese glazed tiles on the walls, again to add color into the house.
Everything else was respected and is very Mediterranean and traditional.
09: Project Description/ Features:
Large informal living room (white walls)
This room is used by the family and children’s friends to watch T.V., play games and listen to music.
The sofas come for Ascensión Latorre and we had cotton white covers which can be cleaned easily but also give a summery look. The coffee table comes from a flea shop in Madrid.
The armchairs are a Paulistano design and are leather and metal.
The carpets come from Morrocco and are imported by Lola Coronel. They are hand weaved in wool.
The painting is by Ferrán García Sevilla who is a Spanish Artists and the painting is from the 80’s.
Rattan sofas, ironwork chairs and stools and wood table form Casa y Campo in Madrid. The carpets are morroccan hand woven wool from Lola Coronel.
Entrance hall corridor:
Beautiful and colorful art piece by Ian Gillick. The carpet is morroccan from Lola Coronel and the chair is Portuguese wicker from Làpety.
Indoor dining room:
This dining room is used mainly in the winter months. The table and chairs are XVIII French and were bought from Los Gusano which is an excellent antique shop in Madrid. The carpet is morroccan hand woven wool from Lola Coronel. The industrial lights hanging from the celling are vintage and come from La Europea shop in Madrid.
The architect for this renovated and enlarged kitchen is Eduardo Dorissa. The floor are stone and the hand made tiles on the walls come from Lisbon (Portugal).
The table was made to measure for the Melián Randolph studio. The sofa is covered in Joseph Frank linen fabric. The cane chairs come from Juan José Cuenca in Málaga. The green ones are a design by Hans Wegner and the white ones are old French. The side tables in wicker come from J.J. Cuenca also.
The painting is by Ignacio Tovar and was bought in the Galeria Rafael Ortiz of Seville.
All the ceramic plates are old Spanish hand painted and were bought at the auction house Subastas Goya from Madrid.
Pink and green bedroom:
The headboards are covered in Manuel Canovas fabric from Gastón y Daniela in Madrid.
The carpet is hand woven morroccan wool from Lola Coronel. The bed covers in Indian cotton are from Aunty B in Madrid.
Bathroom with bathtub:
The tiles are painted cement hand made and come from Alvaro Guadaño in Madrid as well as the sinks and bathtub. The interior designers put a wooden skirting all around the walls. The mirrors are Laura Ashley
Bathroom with round washbasins:
The floors are grey wood. The piece of furniture specially designed to fit the wash basins is French and comes from Provence & Fils. The mirrors were set into the wall and are metal, vintage and come from a boat. The decorators found them in a flea market.
The floors are wood and the walls were painted with local whitewash paint with grey pigment added to it. The beds were designed by Melián Randolph and were manufactured in Seville by Chisel and Rose. The collection of vintage mirrors come from Vintage 4P in Madrid. The cow hide carpet comes from Taxidermia El Ciervo in Gerona (Spain).
Outdoor dinning room:
Old Vintage dinning table with wooden legs and metal top. Chairs in metal from La Europea antique shop in Madrid.
The pool was done with small green tiles on the inside in order to give it a “pond color” look instead of turquoise. The three sun beds were made by J.J. Cuenca in Málaga. The earthen ware hand made pots and the gardens were designed by garden designer Jesús Gómez from Jerez (Spain)