Mallorcan Fabric

Mallorcan fabric can add a touch of ethnicity and sense of vacation to an otherwise traditional interior.

The ethnic somewhat rustic fabrics common to Mallorca have always appealed to me. Partly because I prefer a European style of decorating to that of an American style. Adding just a bit of them to an otherwise traditional American interior can liven up the mix. Living in Florida, I think they are a perfect fit for the warm climate.


Four patterns in consideration for a current project

This book of Spanish style features a salon with walls upholstered in a similar Mallorcan fabric in a blue variety. The color works well with those of the artwork.

Mallorcan fabric can replace wallpaper in livening up one’s walls.


Salon in Majorca estate, Alfabia. (Photo by Gilles De Chabaneix)

The room is rather large.  The fabric covering the walls ties all of the various paintings together nicely. Note the cute valance over the dining room door. This same treatment used in the states might not look quite so charming.


Closeup view of the Alfabia salon. (Photo by Gilles De Chabaneix)

Here is a closeup of the mural wainscot. The red painted chair with rush seat and silk-covered trunk with brass nail detail are typical Spanish features.


Master bedroom of a Majorcan estate designed by Michael S. Smith. (Photo by Tim Beddow)

The super talented Michael Smith created this bedroom above. The before and after pictures of this Mallorcan house that he designed can be seen here. The same fabric serves as wall covering and curtains.


Bedroom in a Mallorcan estate by Michael S. Smith. (Photo by Tim Beddow)

This subtle striped fabric adds warmth to the walls and a bit of contrast to the patterned curtains. This is another bedroom in the Smith-designed home. He is a master at creating elegant, layered interiors.

This fabric can also be used creatively for upholstery.


Mallorcan fabric mixed with elegant antiques. (Photo Lorenzo Castillo)

Another talented designer, Lorenzo Castillo, uses a Mallorcan fabric to upholster this chair seen above. The upholstered legs and stretcher are a fun touch as is the combination of nailhead patterns and sizes. The addition of the chair brings the formality of this entry down a bit.

Contact Casa V Interiors in Winter Park to add a touch of Mallorca to your home.