Interior Design

The decorating passion of Caroline Deffis displayed at the renovated Mas Lazuli

The decorating passion of Caroline Deffis displayed at the renovated Mas Lazuli

Her passion for decoration inspired Caroline Deffis into reconverting an 11th century Catalan convent, located in Spain, into an arty 4 star hotel, the Mas Lazuli.

Decorating a deluxe hotel can be a difficult task. The style must not be impersonal, nor too trendy in order to perdure in time, while avoiding the vintage effect to be in keeping with its era, and let's not forget the Zen temptation to offer a warm place, without falling into the bazar ambiance that does not appeal to everyone. Caroline Deffis seems to have found just the right tone for her Medieval structure.

Mas Lazuli, the decorating impressions of Caroline Deffis

She has turned a broken down 11th century convent, located at the heart of a 12-hectar property, with  fields of olive trees and endless vineyards as backdrop, only 10 minutes from the Costa Brava beaches, into an enchanting 4 star. After 18 months of intense renovation work, the 17 bedrooms, including 7 suites, redesigned in a contemporary style, are in total contrast with the past history of the venue.

Mas Lazuli lounge
Art is the bridge that links old and new in the lounge of the establishment. © DR
Mas Lazuli restaurant
Streamlined design elements are added to the old stones and customized beams of the restaurant. © DR

Charm, authenticity and arty touches

According to the desires of the decorator, motivated by her keen sense of aesthetics, the charm and authenticity of old stones were meant to remain intact, while welcoming modern comfort, a gourmet restaurant and a Spa. Artists were quick to get the picture. Attracted by beauty, they don't hesitate to use the gardens and the salons of Mas Lazuli for their exhibitions. A small corner of arty paradise!

Mas lazuli bedroom
In the bedroom, luxury is not ostentatious, it harmoniously fits into a natural environment. © DR
Mas Lazuli salle de bains
The comfort of the bathroom meets the needs of our era where essentials have taken over the superflouous. © DR

Spotlight on a patrimoiny rehabilitated into a hotel flagship