Tucked away in the Spanish countryside, Las Perelli design an idyllic retreat by stripping back the interior layers to appreciate the simplicity of nature within.
The living room features a custom coffee table made from recovered wood.
The dining room features a collection of antique pieces such as French soupières, Knoll Tulip chairs and basins.
Based in Madrid, design studio Las Perelli approach their work with a ‘less is more’ lens to evoke a sense of timeless elegance. Led by sisters Elena and Beatriz Perelli, the designers call on their keen eye for vintage and ability to understand a home’s context to reimagine both country homes and historic buildings.
Taking a more rustic approach than their previous Segovia project in the Spanish countryside, this home is a family holiday retreat flanked by olive trees. It resides on an estate within the medieval Provence of Cáceres, known for its blend of Roman, Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. The town is surrounded by acres of grassland and farmland, creating an idyllic Spanish escape.
The home’s light-filled interiors draw on the surrounding countryside through raw, natural materials and textures. A high-pitched ceiling elevates the scale of each space, with timber beams enhancing the home’s rustic charm. Niched shelving frames the home’s pillar, the tranquil living area, where grey lime-washed walls and linen curtains encourage a sense of ‘exhale’.
A thread of deep blue weaves its way through spaces such as the kitchen and dining room, although stripped back to allow an appreciation for the home’s art pieces and the changing light of day.
Well-versed in sourcing antiques, Elena and Beatriz have selected a collection of French pieces to create a sense of character that feels authentic to the home’s location and landscape. The vintage living room tapestry is particularly important, guiding the soft furnishings for the entire home.
Described by the designers as a place to ‘slow down in good company’, Las Perelli’s Cáceres draws on the quietness of its surroundings and the history of its location.