6 Best Home & Interior Design Stores in Mallorca
While the Balearics are often associated with bucket-and-spade package tourism, they are simultaneously synonymous with a certain oh-so-tasteful, style-conscious aesthetic. And while Ibiza
might have been the birthplace of the crisp whites and clean lines of ‘Balearic Chic’, it’s the island of Mallorca
that now leads the way with a thriving design scene. With no shortage of on-trend concept home stores to help island-dwellers create their perfect lifestyle look, here are five of our favourites.
Both Spanish Vogue and Architectural Digest (AD) have rated Viveca and it’s easy to see why. Interior designer Inigo Guell and his family relocated from Madrid to open this small shop in a quaint mews, right in the heart of Palma’s old town. Beautifully curated, the shop sells an eclectic mix of vintage design pieces, second hand furniture and decorative items, as well as new pottery, hand-carved wooden items, baskets and linens, sourced from the family’s travels. The setting (the shop was once a garage) and the lovingly-picked selection of new, rustic, and perfectly-worn secondhand items makes for a fantastic photograph, so even if you can’t actually visit, the shop’s Instagram page is worth following.
Billing itself as a lifestyle concept store, Rialto Living
is located on a beautiful street in an iconic building that once housed Palma’s Rialto Cinema. Swedish couple Klas Kall and Barbara Bergmann opened the shop in 2007 and it is generally considered one of the city’s finest. The interiors section is all about inspirational living and sells everything from scents, decorative items, and traditional British Farrow & Ball paints, through to home and garden furnishings. Rialto is not a shopping experience for those on a limited budget, with some of the pricier items including Swedish made bespoke beds and mattresses, and handmade rugs from around the world. A number of different room styles are showcased in the store, which also offers interior design services and a seamstress to create one-off pieces from their extensive array of quality fabrics.
If it’s colourful Balearic boho styling you’re after, then the Ibizan interiors store, SLUIZ.
is the place for you. There are four in total, and the Palma store is the only one outside of Ibiza. A colourful feast for the eyes, this maze-like shop is packed from floor to ceiling with colourful rugs, chairs, cushions, candle-holders and much more. A sharp contrast to its uber-tasteful neighbour, Rialto Living, it’s a fun place to look around — kitsch garden gnomes sit amongst rustic wooden bowls and hand woven throws, and prices range from the cheap and cheerful to fairly eye-watering.
is part-restaurant and wine bar, and part-lifestyle store, set in a large historic house in Santa Maria del Cami with a beautiful garden. They mostly sell large, statement tables and high-quality outdoor furniture but also take orders for bespoke furnishings. This is the kind of place to go if you have a huge house to furnish, or a terrace big enough to need an eight-seater outdoor sofa, but even if you have no need for such large furnishings, it’s a lovely (and inspiring) place to visit — wander around, enjoy lunch in the garden, buy some wine and perhaps even linger in their smoking lounge. The whole place is also available to rent for private events.
Bondian Living Store
Located in a tastefully restored old palacio building, just off a picturesque narrow lane in the old town, Bondian Living is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of boho-luxe delights. Different floors and courtyards are stocked with various types of goods – stacks of rustic baskets, piles of luxury linens and fabrics from around the world, endless crockery and glassware, and decorative objects, all beautifully arranged and displayed. Furniture tends to be large and rustic, and sofas and chairs are laden with cushions in linen-striped and traditional Mallorcan ikat fabrics. Architectural and interior design services are also offered.
A fun shop to look around, and a great place to find that quirky one-off piece you previously had no idea you just had to have, Tony Malony sells a fantastically eclectic array of vintage furniture, random objects and artworks. Industrial-style shelves are laden with retro toys, ethnic sculptures and vintage tins and suitcases, while furniture ranges from beautifully weathered, rustic, wooden cabinets to sleek, stylised mid-century European chairs. In amongst the vintage finds, there are also some new pieces, from contemporary art to Spanish-design chairs. The shop is located in Palma’s hip Santa Catalina neighbourhood, and as well as a cool website
their blog is really worth following.