A house on Formentera: authentic island character

Interior designer Estela Gómez refurbished the house within a former lighthouse on the Balearic island, choosing iconic pieces by Let’s Pause to underline her concept of peace and organic ambience.

The new project from Estela Gómez is anyone’s dream home: a dwelling  inspired by nature looking over the sea, a place set apart from the hustle and bustle of Formentera island.

A house of two parts, one old and the other new build.

Photos by Jordi Sarrà

Back to basics

The old part has been completely refurbished respecting the traditional construction techniques of Formentera: the walls are finished in limestone plaster, the ceilings are supported on juniper timber beams, the thick exterior walls and original small windows are maintained to keep the inside at a constant temperature and protect from the intense summer heat.

Respecting the essence

The new part is built right next to the original structure, retaining the essence of Mediterranean simplicity. The older part gives the overall house its strong character: the façade with its thick stone walls exudes authenticity. To make the place more practical all the bathrooms and the kitchen have been redone with floors finished in micro-cement.

Opened to the light

To compensate for maintaining the small window openings rooflights have been added which fill the interior with a beautiful overhead light in the living room, the kitchen and the master bedroom.

Natural, raw and timeless style décor

The interior décor follows the typical island approach featuring only organic fabrics and other materials: linen for the bedrooms, untreated timbers ….

Similarly, the furniture and decorative elements by Let’s Pause are absorbed into the spaces, lending natural, organic beauty with hand crafted pieces made with materials such as esparto, fique fibres and poplar wood, etc …

Outdoor spaces where the Mediterranean can be truly appreciated

The kitchen is designed as an outdoor living space: it connects with the porch and a swimming pool thus creating a fluid circulation that encourages the outdoor lifestyle through fresh air, water and the sea breeze shared with friends and family. The covered porch has a large table, while the pool has hammocks and a built-in bench that invites relaxation and calm.

Warm inside spaces where simplicity and beauty reign

One of the most beautiful views is framed from the master bedroom by a panoramic exterior window; right underneath that window is awork table with two stools for working, writing, and savouring breakfast …

What do you think? Want us to help you with your home décor? Feeling inspired by our illustrated projects … just let us know when you want to get started?

In the meantime, have a look at these for your wish list:

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· Frades Stool and Frades Bench ·

· Granadella Headboard ·

· Mazagon Headboard ·

· Galdana Ladder ·

· Milo iron shelf ·

· Antaya Basket ·

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