Rita’s Island Home is Detailed Perfection
An old saying, which perfectly applies to new home designs, explains that ‘God is in the details’, and this is certainly true of the Casa Rita, designed by Alessandro Negri. It’s a simple single-story structure situated on the Spanish island of Formentera, and it’s glorious as either a holiday residence, or a permanent home for a life of leisure and relaxation. Its terraced exterior is located atop a wooden deck, beautified by the presence of a long pool, with a lounge area organized around it. The lounge and terrace extend toward the interior spaces via a columned porch. The entire structure is set in white, so as to best reflect the glorious Mediterranean sunlight in which it basks. The Mediterranean vibe also shines through in exterior design details: apparent wooden beams, all rough and unfinished, palm trees and climbing plants. The unfinished wood girders are off-set by plenty of natural stone, and also occur inside, to complete a rustic, traditional design.
Traditional elements abound: the hearth-like open fireplace in the living room, mosaic ceramic tiles, vintage, antiquated-looking furniture and visible brickwork. Of course, the entire atmosphere is completed by the warm color palette and the décor details (check out the macro photos hung on the wall, as well as the cute little lavender bouquets!). Fabrics in floral patterns or solid colors are also heavily featured, in a presentation that looks like a work of art, in and of itself, by Daniela Cavestany. All photos taken by Jordi Canosa.