Sometimes life steers us, as if by fate, into the positions to which we are most suited. It was in 1992, while assisting with the re-decoration of a friend’s villa in San Roque, that Linda Cockerell discovered her passion for home decoration. Her newfound creative flare and heartfelt joy for being part of bringing a beautiful home to life set the stage for a new enterprise. It began in a small garage tucked away in a picturesque Cortijo just outside Sotogrande, and has developed to become a bespoke home furnishing business, featuring over 1,000 books, 400 catalogues, and a full team of skilled and professional artisans.
Linda very much focuses on the personal touch; “We like to become friends with our clients and to get to know their personal tastes and styles, so that we can create homes and living spaces that are more than just beautiful settings, but that also very much feel like home”.
Over the years, the Cortijo Las Flores has flourished to become an established and trusted part of the Sotogrande community. Today, Linda and her team can boast a portfolio of stunning villa and Cortijo design projects, streaming from Gibraltar to Marbella, and even with commissions from the UK.
While the Cortijo Las Flores showroom certainly appeals to those who prefer the classic elegant country feel, reflecting Linda’s personal style, over the years Linda has been at the helm of a vast range of design projects; from classic and modern villas and designer apartments featuring brands such as Ralph Lauren. A highlight of the business has been the interior design of a palatial villa, decorated in the very finest silks, with custom-made carpets running throughout, bespoke hand-made furniture highlighted with a gold leaf trim, and elegantly enhanced with highly decorative curtains and beautiful custom made trimmings.
Not many people know this, but Cortijo Las Flores is the foundation from which many local and highly-trained artisans have been offering their services for almost two decades. This includes the creation of bespoke English hand-made curtains, furniture restoration, hand-made quilting, decorative painting, upholstering and professional pole fitting. This means that whether customers require a full home decoration service, are simply in need of some new curtains, or the restoration of an old favourite chair, Linda and her team take care to ensure the end product brings a content and happy smile.
Linda and her team welcome you to the Cortijo Las Flores showroom to look through fabrics and brochures, to gain assistance with a specific home furnishing project, or to simply be inspired by ideas to help you enhance your home to your personal taste and style.
Opening hours: 10-14 & 17-19 Monday to Friday.
By Appointment Saturdays.
C/ Las Flores 22 San Enrique de Guadiaro, Sotogrande. T: +34 956 615 143 M: +34 609 576 793