Chi Lounge Mallorca

The moment when I  stand back and look at my work is usually one of contentment and some pride too, today was one of those days.  My first appointment about  a month ago when I  saw the “challenge” or may I say “run down shell of a very tired bar set  in a fabulous location”  ( being polite ) , I listened to the client’s ideas  for the Chi Lounge,  Stuart of Bray Marine,  and his plan for the commercial venue ,  my creativity began to kick in and  I could see it  in my mind’s eye.  It  required further conversation to run a few ideas by Stuart and to make sure  we were  on the same page with Stuart’s idea of his  finished look that I would  aim for  ,we took  into account and  considered all  the practicalities of the design and  fabrics, we then chose the   fabrics that suited the Venue and then  I accessed how much I would to need to produce the eventual look. That was just the start….

Working alongside Lewis of Bespoke Carpentry who created   the specialised furniture and Tony, a local carpenter  who I have relied on many times in the past for pelmets and head-boards, the project  was under way, the size of the cushions required that I cut the fabric to fit the foam in the boy’s factory, testing  the foam had been cut to correct shape and size to the bespoke furniture , which was all great fun for me to be let loose amongst the boys toys!!

With all the fire-proof voile prepared to be fitted, approx 100 mts , I spent 3 days up and down ladders in an atmosphere of perpetual ” night club”  during the day which I do enjoy from time to time,  the sound systems being tested, the big screen for sport being fitted, chandeliers and specialised lighting  being installed by Richie and we were all under each others feet but working together with stress levels high as we were all against the clock but it was such a good working day.

Ellie ,the gorgeous hostess  had a lot to do, some jobs a bit tedious and others a total  shopping fest of fun, when  Ellie  returned  with Stuart laden with the final touches to be added to the tables etc.. it was like Christmas morning unpacking the parcels. The bar manager kept everything under control as workmen arrived and he coordinated the days events with ease.

With the curtains and ceilings in place I just had the furniture cushions to “stuff ” with wadding which softens the appearance, not the most comfortable job or dignified as I scrambled with my head inside the covers, these were delivered kindly by Lewis and Tony, I plied them with a beer for their efforts of course.

A last-minute decision to supply 20 cushions was made at 6pm , I had them made and delivered by 10am the next day with  a 12 noon arrival of 10 visitors, no easy task but under that pressure to get the look right I will push the limits,  worth it in the long run.

So there we have it, The Chi Lounge is having the  first of many   parties  tonight, the location of the bar on the Son Matias beach is a perfect setting for enjoying the view, the venue, the menu and of course the finest cocktails and drinks with the best service.

Calle Martín Ros García N º 6, Son Matias Beach, 07181 Calviá, Spain · Get directions






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