Behind a 19th-century facade in Barcelona you will find the extraordinary home of designer Guillermo Santomà. Colour is king is this 300sq meter home and you’ll find no ordinary spaces. Guillermo kept the original floor, doors and terrazzo which I think contrast well with the unique architecture and use of colour. All the rooms in this house are connected with the bathroom as central point (and while you shower you can look up at a painted sky). I think you can walk through this house for hours and still discover new things, it’s really inspiring!
I completely understand when you live in a big vibrant city that you want your home to be a serene oasis. Carla Navas and Victor Molina of WIT architecture and interior design studio did exactly that in the city centre of Barcelona. The beautiful oak floor and broken white walls give the space warmth while the exposed beams give the apartment extra charm. Because there aren’t many windows the bathroom and kitchen are decorated in light colours. Looking at this apartment I become completely relaxed which is exactly what the designers wanted to achieve. Absolutely stunning!
Casa Mimosa Barcelona is the new hotel destination for design lovers. Located in a 19th-century modernist building in the city centre it’s the perfect base for a lovely stay in Barcelona. The hotel is in the same block as the famous La Pedrera which can be viewed from the seventh-floor terrace that also has a plunge pool. The 4-star hotel has beautiful light rooms and thoughout the hotel you see wonderful historical features. I love the luxurious and cozy feeling of Casa Mimosa Barcelona, I definitely want to stay here one day.
This vibrant Barcelona apartment is one of those homes that just instantly make you happy. The apartment is designed by Miel Arquitectos especially as a tourist apartment for short stays. The bright spaces have typical Spanish details like a tiled floor and a wonderful ceiling but the apartment is given an extra pop by the use of neon yellow and pink. I love all the strange angles and nooks in this apartment which gives the home a playful vibe. The mirrors don’t only makes this apartment ever brighter than it already is, it’s also a clever way to make a small space look larger. What a nice vibrant apartment and it will really make your trip to Barcelona even more special.
Airbnb isn’t just a great way to find a place to stay for your next travel destination, but also (if you’re like me) to find amazing interior inspiration. I have posted unique stays in France, Amsterdam and Van Gogh’s Bedroom and this time I am traveling to Barcelona. I have never been to Barcelona but when I’m looking at this apartment in a palace I might consider a trip to southern Europe. The apartment is situated in a Gothic neighbourhood in the middle of the city surrounded by the wonderful historic sights that Barcelona has to offer for example La Sagrada Familia (a church designed by Antoni Gaudí), the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The apartment in the palace, belonging to an old Catalan nobility, still has its original features such as high ceilings, 18th-century frescos and mosaic floors. The apartment is decorated in a mixture of old and new and I think it has a bit of an bohemian feel to it which I love and I especially love the big wooden windows/doors of almost 6 meters high. There is an open bathroom situated in the bedroom with the cool black walls and the platform bed is an excellent way to create storage space underneath. What about you, fancy a trip to a palace in Barcelona?