Residential Refurbishment – South of France


Whilst employed by Urban Cape Interiors, I worked on this delightful 3 storey villa nestled in the heart of France’s South Coast – Villa Tranquilite.

Urban Cape were commissioned by their client, a U.K based property developer, to make improvements to the facade and interior layout of the existing structure, address ground works and renew the interior finishes which are outdated and no longer keeping with the elegance and style of the region.

The complete refurbishment included modifications to facade to create a more contemporary style villa, work to the grounds including paving, landscaping and pool area. The interior was beautifully furnished with modern home comforts, including spacious dining and living rooms, state of the art entertainment and security systems, a fully equipped Boffi kitchen and the addition of ensuite bathrooms off all of the 6 bedrooms. The new grounds feature a pool surrounded by lush gardens, spacious terraces and designer outdoor furniture.

The new design represents an ideal fusion between old-world craftsmanship and modern technology techniques. This has been conveyed in the form of luxury upgrades and unique custom design touches, whilst the aesthetic remains sympathetic to the significance of the site and its surrounding environment.

The colour palette introduces a combination of clean, fresh understated neutrals to the main living areas. Soft creams and delicate silver greys were used to add glamour and were punctuated by hints of more dramatic colours such as mauve to add depth. The bedrooms and bathrooms incorporate soft muted tints of greens and blues to lift and brighten. Bursts of colour such as vivid aqua blues were injected into the pool side areas and offset by the green of the garden.

A high level of quality and craftsmanship shines though in the materials, finishes and fixtures selected such as; marble, mother of pearl mosaics, silvered oak flooring, Swarovski crystal encrusted wall coverings and Versace basins. All combined in a subtle tasteful manner.

The furniture, textiles, furnishings and accoutrements reflect contemporary elegance with a slightly modern twist. A harmonious flow has been created by using statement pieces and lighting, along with the addition interesting focal points such as sculptures & art work.

The outcome will remain timeless, beautiful and long lasting.



Living Area


Dining & Kitchen

Home Theater

Guest Ensuite

Guest Ensuite

Guest Ensuite

Exterior - Rear

BEFORE – Exterior

BEFORE – Living Area

BEFORE – Dining

BEFORE – Kitchen

BEFORE – Bedroom

Construction Phase - Pool

Construction Phase - Interior

Construction Phase - Exterior

BEFORE – Floor Plan, Lower Level.

AFTER – Floor Plan, Lower Level.

BEFORE – Floor Plan, Ground Level.

AFTER – Ground Level, Sketch Plan