Sometimes restoring old historic homes and giving them fresh and stylish interior composition is so much more difficult than starting a new. But in the case of this old Barcelona home, the designer Marta Castellano had done a magnificent work creating organic, welcoming and full of character ambiance for the owners. The exposed row texture of the original construct (woodwork and brick structures) together with the organic textiles and decor elements gives a warm and cozy emanation to the design composition. The white paint covering floors, walls ceiling and restored furniture pieces invites clean and homey feel that has certain freshest and purity.
Combining bright whiteness with the warm charcoal hues of textiles and furniture (the sizeable comfy sofa in the living room gives a color accents on the backdrop of the painted brick wall) and at the other end of the scale, the black furniture, framing and textural details compose expressive and elegant color palette. The black linen curtains covering the large arched windows introduce certain decadent and sensual feel to the design composition. Multiple rustic elements and furniture pieces combined with historical, antique and artistic design details create such a warm and full of character ambiance that one can fell entertained for hours just exploring the place. A home that not only gives you comfort and warm but keeps you intrigued and stylishly stimulated.
In the kitchen zone dynamic combination between trendy, suspended from the ceiling metal frame that hosts fresh green plant accents and modern and functional countertop and appliances are juxtaposed to the charming antique cabinet that serves as a base to the contemporary functionalism of the assembly. Throughout the house entwinement of old historic structures and antique furniture pieces with modern elements and minimalist shapes, a well-measured combination between rustic and functionally elegant is achieved with such a finesse that the balance is gracious.
Some artistic, unusual and yet entirely in the spirit of the house decor elements are worth noting- first, we love the fusion of bathtub and bedroom premises – it gives a certain old-fashioned romance to the decor, and it is very hot and trendy in the international design scene right now. Here the rope curtain separating the washtub area is also a very clever and artistic touch. And while in this region, take a second look to the bed structure – it has an old fashion inspiration but is executed in pure, minimalist and contemporary fashion (including the mini-tile wall – also a trendy element).
In the living room premises, the wood-storage space becomes an untypical solution and an eye- catcher, together with the hand-made lamps and the solid woodwork of the dining table and stools. As we said throughout of the decor of this fantastic old house multiple design elements can catch your attention and inspire you for your home design – so enjoy exploring.