In the Angoliera region of Spain, a small fishing village named Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Mediterranean area. It is also the home of some of the most exquisite shabby chic homes in Spain. One of these masterpieces of rustic shabby chic home decor is the charming beach shabby cottage called Angoliera shabby chic. This beautiful beach house was built in the 1950s and has been remaining fully intact and well cared for ever since. It is one of the most popular destinations in southern Spain for water sport enthusiasts and it enjoys great popularity among vacationers in Europe.
The interior of this charming abode is set on an overlooking rocky cliff and is decorated with natural materials that include a large field which is surrounded by lush manicured vegetation around the cliff’s base. Along the rocky cliffs are two waterfalls that provide a setting for relaxing and enjoying the view of the sea. These waterfalls are known as the ‘ornament of La Prima’; this word being part of the name of the town’s main beach. In keeping with the shabby chic architecture of the abode, the interior of Angoliera shabby chic cottage is decorated with lace, pasted flowers and tasseled pillows. Throughout the cottage, light poles are installed as a feature to bring in some much needed sunlight.
The most obvious highlight of Angoliera shabby chic home decor is its exquisite handcrafted, lace trim shabby chic wallpaper that features a variety of seaside scenes. Each scene depicts a different beach that the cottage is based on. It includes the seaside resort of Torrevieja, the village of San Bartolome de Aro, the town of Santa Pola, the bay at Benaulim and the Spanish island of Mallorca. The local landscape also plays a significant role in designing the shabby chic interior of the cottage.
The walls are lined with a variety of prints, with a large number of prints made using local materials. The most popular prints are done using anemones and tropical flora. Other wall paintings include landscapes and seascapes, mostly done in deep sea green. Most of these wall hangings were made by local artists and are inspired by traditional Spanish artwork.
The living room of the shabby chic abode is decorated using a combination of modern and shabby furniture. Most pieces of furniture used in the living room are made from natural rattan, wicker or bamboo. Clocks, picture frames and a sideboard complete the modern-shabby look. In keeping with the shabby chic style of furniture, floor rugs are strategically placed to add a touch of texture and color to the room. The most common colors used in these area rugs are cream, gray or black.
The dining area of the angoliera shabby chic abode is simple yet comfortable, using a mixture of traditional and modern furniture. Rattan table tops and chairs are used along with ceramic stools, sofas and footstools. Long, straight lines are usually followed in the upholstery of the dining area. Black and cream table linens and chairs, which are kept separately, make the dining room more chic.
The bedroom of the shabby abode is often equipped with a modern bed that has been painted in neutral colors. Bedside tables and dressers are covered with slipcovers that mostly come in earth tones such as brown, gray and white. Aside from shabby chic, the bedrooms of the house are also equipped with mobile angoliere Cheval miniature furniture pieces.
In the living room, an Ottoman is placed in front of an Italian bistro table that features four side chairs for conversation. Apart from the checkered and floral pattern of the wall print on the Ottoman, the shabby chic design of the wall print, which is a combination of cream, gray, charcoal and black, makes it a perfect accent to the decor. Add cushions, pillows and blankets, and you have a home fit for a queen.