Inspired by Palma's Rialto Living

Today’s blog comes from Palma de Mallorca and is inspired by our visit to the fabulous Rialto Living and their Mallorcan fabrics and colours.

The Rialto Living building is itself a beauty to behold with its own interesting history; it originated as an 18th Century palace and in the 1920s became Palma’s legendary Rialto Cinema. In 2007 it re-opened as an interiors and lifestyle shop which now focusses on carefully-sourced local and European design pieces. They also have a relaxing cafe which is situated on the old theatre stage.

While their fabrics and furniture are sourced from across Europe, they blend beautifully with Mallorcan designs and colours and we love their current sea-blue inspired themes. The details below like the rug, ceramics and lampshade, are key items that can both inspire an interior and tie together a room's colour schemes.

There is a sewing workshop within the shop, where their in-house seamstress can tailor any of the fabrics or furnishings to suit your interior. We love this personalised approach as we often recommend that our clients go for bespoke options to make sure they get the perfect look and feel for their interior.

A little history of Mallorcan fabrics …

The Ikat cloth designs you see across Mallorca have their roots in the East. It is thought that travellers on the Silk Route stayed in Mallorca along their journey, where the Ikat fabrics they were transporting were seen by locals. There are now a handful of Mallorcan companies who still produce these designs, supplying them to the island to continue this heritage. One of these is Teixits Vicens - we love their blue designs below as they are reminiscent of the seaside setting.