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Take a look inside a light and bright art-filled Barcelona flat by Claudia de Sousa Interior Design.
The project consists of a renovation and decoration of an apartment located in Sant Antoni neighbourhood, Barcelona. The flat had high and old ceilings and carpentry that make the space appear very noble.
The areas of the house are divided into a small hall, living and dining room in an open space, kitchen, guest bathroom, guest office/ bedroom and master suite room (with private bathroom).
The New york-based clients decided on Barcelona as their vacation home as they love the city and Spain in general, for its light, the sea and its people and they wanted the house to reflect what they usually feel when they visit the country. For this reason, cheerful colours stolen from the landscape have been used.
The floor that was previously vinyl was changed to a light-coloured wooden parquet and hydraulic tiles manufactured as in the old days have been placed in the entrance and kitchen. They also include furniture and lamps from Spanish brands, such as the Verges ABC chair, a pair of Santa Cole lamps, Faro fans and Treku’s bed.
“As we wanted to get an eclectic space, we looked for several pieces in antique dealers such as the GPlan sideboard, the vintage red leather armchair from the 60s and a Danish dresser,” Claudia explains. “All this mixed with iconic design pieces, such as the Gubi dining table, Pierre Paulin dining chairs for Artifort, the JL341 lamp which is a 1969 design still in production by Artek and Tolomeu bedside table lamps from Artemide.”
The idea was to create an eclectic space but very cosy and relaxed. “Also art had a very important and personal role, for this reason, we have used works from the client’s
private collection that were brought from New York and Brazil,” she continues. “We have also added some pieces of local art such as the big painting that you can see besides the bed on the main room from Mirthe Blussé.”
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