A rustic rustic Mediterranean house

A rustic rustic Mediterranean house

Converting a holiday home into a home to enjoy at any time of the year was the objective of the study of Jessica Bataille, responsible for the comprehensive reform project of this garden chalet located in the Mediterranean coast.

The original construction, dating from the 70s, offered a hassle-free plant and a comfortable layout. Therefore, it was not necessary to make major structural changes, although it was decided to integrate part of the indoor garden of housing to gain useful meters: the old porch It was added to the new hall, which after the works, became a spacious and bright space with several environments. The plot has a wonderful garden, about 140 m2, and a house that measures just over 80 m2, spread over two heights.

In the garden, a Provencal style gazebo leads inside the house. On the ground floor we find the hall, a great living room with seating area and dining room, an office, the kitchen with pantry and a bathroom with laundry. The first floor, which has two terraces, was reserved to locate the bedrooms and a bathroom.

In the restoration works, original elements characteristic of traditional Mediterranean architecture were merged with current materials and designs. So, rough stone arches, wooden beams and walls in White color they alternated with microcement floors both inside and outside, an iron column in the living room, industrial style enclosures and steel surfaces in the kitchen. In terms of decoration, the goal was to create comfortable and informal environments. Wooden furniture from rustic style They were combined with plain and patterned fabrics, in natural tones and bright colors, ethnic accessories and fiber details to achieve an atmosphere of freshness and freedom.

The keys to decoration:

Create fresh, warm and bright environments. To maximize the entry of natural light, it was played with the effect of the color of the walls. They are all white, except those in the kitchen, microcement in a very light gray, and the bathroom, in beige.
The color is introduced through fabrics and accessories. With subtle and successful brushstrokes of intense shades, it was possible for the environments to gain visual richness.
As for the furniture, the rustic wooden pieces dominate

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Under a wooden pergola with a cane roof, a pleasant summer dining room was created. With a successful combination of white furniture, a klim, paper lanterns and plants, a fresh, relaxed and cheerful atmosphere was achieved. Table, chairs with natural seat and low furniture, white stripped wood, Jessica Bataille. Iron Bank, from Jayso. The dishes are from Cobsa.

Glazed doors

The white is not limited to the facade in this house of the Mediterranean coast, but it is the predominant color in all the decoration. This makes the spaces very bright and spacious, in addition to allowing play with other colors to give life to the environments.

Balinese bed

What more could you want? A bed in the garden to enjoy a peaceful outdoor nap. Balinese bed, by Jessica Bataille. Cushions, from the firm Particolare. Paper lanterns, from H&M Home. Basket, by Montgo Verd.

Traditional dinnerware

Provence style. Recover the charm of traditional crockery crockery to put a delicate rustic touch on the table. Combine it with raw-toned thread textiles and fine glassware of transparent pieces.

Wooden dining table

In the living room, the space next to the glass doors was reserved to locate a dining area. For its decoration, rustic pieces of wood, and brightly colored textiles, with geometric prints were chosen. Dining table, by Astridade, from Jessica Bataille's studio. Wooden chairs with upholstered seat were purchased on a trail.

Creative wall

Do not become obsessed with getting your pictures to follow a predetermined visual order: beauty is not always in harmony. Illustration,
of Rakufrecsia (Raquel Carrero).

Canvas sofas

Glazed doors finished in arc connect the living room with the garden of the house. The white walls contribute to enhance the decoration of this space, marked by wooden furniture in different finishes and neutral and warm tones.
Removable canvas sofas; rustic coffee table; antique trunk and plain and printed cushions. Everything by Jessica Bataille.

Books on the table

A very frequent question: how to decorate the coffee table. One way to do it, very stylish and without much complexity, is to alternate books and magazines with other pieces, such as candles, trays, plants or sculptures.

Ancient klim

Recycled wood bench, from Jessica Bataille's studio. On the ground, an ancient kílim from Algeria.

Iron pillar

An iron pillar, which is part of the structure of the house, provides a very attractive counterpoint to the decoration of the living room. To make it as integrated as possible, it was used as a key element in the distribution: it divides the living and dining areas.

Chester armchair

Icon vintage. The Chester armchair, a decoration classic that adapts to any style, deserves a privileged corner of the living room, spacious and bright. Armchair and picture, by Jessica Bataille. Cushion, from the firm Particolare.

Vases of India and Algeria

Ornaments and decorative details. The compositions of four and five elements in groups is the basis of decorative still lifes. Look for a link between the pieces (theme, styles, shades, etc.) for the set to work. These vases come from India and Algeria.

Kitchen furniture

In the kitchen, a linear distribution was chosen, with the cooking and sink areas grouped on the same front, although installed in independent modular furniture. With the combination of the light wood finish, details and surfaces
in steel and microcement walls, a warm and contemporary aesthetic was achieved. Kitchen furniture, from Ikea.

Main bedroom

In the master bedroom, a cozy and harmonious atmosphere was achieved with wooden furniture in different shades and finishes. The cushions and a plaid at the foot of the bed provide the chromatic counterpoint. All furniture and cushions come from Jessica Bataille's studio. On the wall, illustrations by Rakufrecsia (Raquel Carrero)


In the decoration of this bedroom it split
of a neutral base, with white walls and bedding, to which later brush strokes in fuchsia were added. The handmade accessories, as well as the details in vegetable fibers, enhance the Mediterranean air.

Desk lamp

Table lamp by Jessica Bataille. Bedside table, from Thai Natura. The cushions were purchased on the island of Formentera.

Provencal bath

An attractive Provencal style marks the decoration of the bathroom. The protagonist is a wooden washbasin cabinet aged in white and with turned legs. The work shower became independent with a glass sheet. Antique wooden washbasin cabinet and mirror; both of them,
from Jessica Bataille's studio.

Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

First floor plan

First floor plan