Decorate a Dreamhouse - Mallorca Island (Cont'd.)

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My dreamhouse location requires a roomy beach bag, a straw topper and a major tan; my whimsical place will be on the beautiful Island of Mallorca! 

My notes for this Dreamhouse state create a design scheme consisting of white walls with much natural materials and color. This is the journey of adorning the interiors of my imaginary seaside abode.

Bit of Background: 

Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain, with a population of 869,067 covering 1,405 square miles.

People choose the Island of Mallorca (as we call it; the Spaniards call it Majorca) to find their own oasis of calmness, to escape from their otherwise hum-drum of everyday life.

But one must understand, it is with the native people of Mallorca where the real magic resides, the native people's unchanging, traditional values. Oh to be able to fit that lil' piece of sanity into a world gone crazy. If you're an expat in Mallorca, you've chosen to exchange a hectic, pressurized life for a free, alternatively-happy one in the Mediterranean.

Now, Full Steam Ahead, Join Me As I Go About Decorating My Dreamhouse On Mallorca Island 

My Mallorca Island Dreamhouse Living Room:

Left, the artwork, "Full Hands, Full Heart," a giclee print of an original acrylic painting was a nice color starting point for fulfilling my design scheme. This piece is by Katharina Magdalena Short and is still available, but has a limited edition of 150. Design tip: giclee signed, numbered and titled limited edition prints are a great way to start an excellent art collection.

Below, left is one-of-a-kind, original oil painting, "Midway I Faltered," by Amy Cheng. Below right, is  "Serenade," a giclee print (more affordable, more available) also by Katharina Magdalena Short. Serenade so reminds me of my lovely Mallorca house. What joy!

My family lives in this room, my beautiful entertaining room. Its art pieces are significantly strong; they surround my living room, setting the stage for my necessary, functional pieces, which pieces I choose and how they are displayed.

This table is prodigious here with its hand forged metal base, oversized, industrial casters and shaved oak top and shelf, it is the Boho Cocktail Table.  The generously-sized table has room for the set of three Barkley Candlesticks, magazines, an enticing coffee table book - or if you're hosting a party, a tray of  Tuna Apple Mini Melts recipe follows.

The Kensington Chandelier measures 29.75" high x 27" in diameter; I like its simple but strong curves.This slipcovered sofa from Ballards is beautiful but I switched out its throw pillows shown here, with the more colorful, decor pillows. All three are from Pier One, green Daisy Pillow, the blue and green Suzani Pillow, and Petals Pillow In Teal.  Design tip: it's all in the accessorizing! 

My chaise lounge by Ballards Design is the favorite spot in my living room (as I suspected it would be).  Inari Table Lamp is subtly perfect when seeking a practical and comfortable, reading spot. The Winslow Nesting Tables, kinna' like hearty tv trays, become the 'go-to' pieces; one or the other is always being moved for one need or another. The chaise lounge is further accessorized by adding two decorative beach themed pillows both available from By The Sea Decor.

Seeking texture I couldn't pass up this whimsical, muted-iron Bird Chair. It's so delightful, I might buy two. (You gotta' love the small, perched bird atop of the chair!) Design tip: Side chairs, sometimes called, occasional chairs, that you can move around your home for various uses are just radically expeditious in any home.

My Mallorca Island Dreamhouse Dining Room:

 I love this white walled dining room with flagstone fireplace built into the niche. It is earthy - much texture. The Benchwright Dining Room set made of reclaimed wood is quietly dominant. This is beautiful, this is green, this is a distinct, natural design style setting for my Mallorca Island home. From Pottery Barn I selected the Gridley Metal Caged Storage Cabinet.  Like the mix of materials of this industrial looking metal piece with the reclaimed wood, hearty dining room table.
Women Carrying Houses by American contemporary artist Brian Kershisnik, this giclee print is still available and is on my dining room wall.

My Mallorca Island Dreamhouse Master Bedroom

With amazing views from this room of the turqoise blue Mediterranean Sea, my master bedroom is a mere backdrop to Mallorca's beauty.

This space is where I curl up with a book, where I gather my thoughts . . . it's just simply the best place in the whole of Mallorca.

These items would make for a serene master bedroom - they're a nice fit.

At right, Brian Kershisnik artwork, "Eating Peaches," original artwork and all signed and numbered prints unfortunately are sold out.  Design tip:   Brian Kershisnik's artwork is hot and only getting hotter, a go to article about building your art collection is "Artwork On A Budget."

Below, beautiful in the room is the Kensington Chandelier. Bed and bedding (Nightingale Duvet) are from Anthropologie, the duvet and bedding is Nightingale, bed is Autumn Filigree. An adept choice also for my Mallorca home is the set of three Yuma Trunks.

Below is "Large Horse, Small Riders," from figurative contemporary artist Brian Kershisnik. It is also unfortunately sold out, only available through private sale. You can view currently available original artwork, one of a kind pieces at the Santa Fe, Mexico Meyer East Gallery. Click here to see more affordable and still available Kershisnik giclee prints.

Below, left is my lovely master bedroom sitting area, Priscilla Tufted Settee and Walter Spring Floor Lamp are both from Anthropologie.

My Mallorca Island Dreamhouse Rear Yard/Balcony

Just off of my master bedroom we created a small balcony. I'm thinkin' if you're ever gonna' build a balcony with a view, it's in Mallorca, of the Mediterranean Sea.

Mallorca is number one* when it comes to choosing a place for your second home. For me and my family, we chose this Island as number one for our primary home.

I could so live here in this Dreamhouse in Mallorca, couldn't you?

*Go to article, "Why Mallorca Is Number One / All About Mallorca"

Tuna Apple Mini Melts Appetizers 

Yield: Makes 45 tartlets
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes


1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup diced Pink Lady apple*
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 hard-cooked egg, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
2 12-oz. cans solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
3 1.9-oz. packages frozen mini-phyllo pastry shells, thawed
12 deli Havarti cheese slices, cut into 4 pieces each
Garnish: thin Pink Lady slices


  1. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in tuna. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Divice mixture among phyllo shells (about 1 tablespoon each), and place on a 15" x 10" jelly-roll pan. Top with cheese pieces.
  3. Preheat broiler with oven rack 5-1/2" from heat. Broil tartlets 1 - 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.
*Gala apple may be substituted.
This recipe is from "My Recipes."

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