Designing & creating a built-in sofa of this scale was not only a wonderful project to be part of, but also opened doors to a new & collaborative way of working.
We were thrilled to have been approached by the casita owner with an idea to transform her living room, which was still mid-renovation, from blank slate to something with a custom color. Mercedes had decided the built-in sofa should be a statement design piece in the room, and we saw an opportunity to convert this 6-meter couch from functional to something of an art piece.
Situated at the base of the Tramuntana mountains amidst sheepbells and clucking chickens, this casita is surrounded by color: greens and yellows crawling up the vine-wrapped pergola and of the hundreds-years old succulents in the surrounding valley. It was quite an easy decision to to bring these outdoor colors in.
First we painted the four seating cushions (measuring nearly 6 meters) varying shades of sage & ashy green. These base seating pieces all feature our signature vintage details like hand-stitched seams. And each of the 20+ pillows used as accents & for back support is unique. We chose to dial up & down each expression of goldenrod so the transition from sage to gold was seamless and elegant. No two pieces are alike.
Working alongside Mercedes and her vision, as well as many afternoons brainstorming, measuring & installing this couch — have been a dream. And once the family moves in, the real fun will begin!