Domus Nova Ibiza Issue 3

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Interior Design

Bonnie Meredith

Having worked with leading names in the interior design industry for 17 years and even starting your own company, what are your next plans? It was an amazing experience to work with both Jonathan Reed and Martin Brudnizki on projects ranging from a Jordanian palace to Scott’s and The Ivy Club. In 2010 I set up Bonnie Meredith Interiors, focusing more on high-end residential projects. I now work between Ibiza and an office in London’s Soho and am busy manifesting my dream client on the island. All of my clients have been word of mouth so far, and it is very important to me that there is an instant rapport. Projects are very much a collaboration; the client has their vision and likes as well as dislikes. It’s my responsibility to realise these through a series of educated, holistic and creative choices. Naturally issues will always arise, as this is the very nature of design. However, as the team are forward-thinking and passionate, we come to the right solution seamlessly and with the process unfolding right beneath us. Creating a dream home takes serious dedication. The client must ultimately be thrilled, considering that their island home is where they spend their

most quality time with their loved ones. This gives me great pleasure in what I do. Can you tell us a secret about your work process? I love to sketch, and I find that this process is golden in terms of helping the client or contractor visualise, whether it’s a space, detail or bespoke furniture piece. It’s surprising how many get away with not doing this! What inspires you on the island? Inspiration is all around. Houses range from soulful old fincas or a finca-style, to clean, crisp and modern. I like a little juxtaposition between the architecture and furnishings, where contemporary spaces really come alive with a more rustic and mid-century look and vice versa. La Granja, Los Enamorados and the restaurant & bar at Hotel Montesol, whilst all different, all successfully reflect sides of the island’s natural environment and cultural heritage that inspire me.