Barcelona is a very playful, creative and unique city full of coloring, and this apartment is one of such homes that will remind you of the city where it’s located at once. Modern design, bold shades and color blocking give it a character.
The apartment is located in a residential building that dates back to the 13th-century and was renovated by Colombo and Serboli Architecture. The first thing they did was opening up the plan of the apartment by demolishing the existing walls, almost all of them. To offer some separation between the home’s entranceway and the main living area, the architects created a full-height storage unit where the client can keep her clothes and other belongings. The navy blue cabinetry features a contrasting pink display niche and doorway.
The adjacent living and dining area is dominated by a coral-colored arched volume that conceals the guest toilet – inside, the room has been completed with blush-toned tiles and a circular mirror. This arc shape is echoed in the kitchen by the curved breakfast island, which has a terrazzo-like surface crafted from flecked quartz.
The rest of the space has been kept bright with oak flooring and whitewashed walls, and is complemented by a pale grey sofa by Danish design brand Hay. One thick wall was left behind to hide the bedroom. False ceilings were also tore down to expose the shallow vaults that are traditional to the Catalan region. The designers also restored the original woodwork of the apartment’s wooden window shutters. Get inspired by the ideas below and steal them for your own home!