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Entries in Spain (99)

Tuesday
Apr222014

El Quiosc

It is really unfortunate that Barcelona is no where near Ottawa because I would LOVE to check out this restaurant in person (and maybe even try a burger while I'm there). Alex of Blanco Azabache Interiorismo thought we would like to share this latest project of his with you all. It is a burger joint called EL Quiosc. It is an old house in the center of the town of Mataró (Barcelona) that after abandoning the shoemaker who had his workshop there decided to rent my clients to transform into a gourmet burger, with a industrial retro aesthetics (4 rooms, entrance area + the childs playground). As an aficionado of all things industrial, I love what Alex has done with this space. Lots of rustic and industrial touches with a French and Spanish vibe make this a quirky yet fun and inviting restaurant. There are lots of elements I would love in my own home - from every bit of lighting and seating to the hanging terrariums and tile flooring (YES!). 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Luis Puerta

Luis Puerta is an interior designer from Madrid, Spain. He seeks to create spaces that are serene, elegant and timeless. He seems very much influenced by French design, and uses mirrors in his spaces quite often. Take note because his mirror applications are pretty spectacular - such a great way to make a space appear much larger than it is.

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Saturday
Mar152014

This is a test

I don't really know what to do to make this work, as Squarespace has provided me with zero info over the past 6 days, because they apparently don't know what the problem is either. So I'm hoping if I try creating a post in another browser, magic might happen. And if you can see these photos, by Barcelona design firm Beriestain Interiores, then FANTASTIC!

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Friday
Mar072014

Meritxell Ribé

I am totally sick of winter. It is the worst one Ottawa has had in 20 years so they tell us. Despite my trip to Mexico, I have seriously had it. So today I thought I would transport us to Spain, where ceilings are higher, moldings are ornate, tiles are graphic, archways are abundant, and the decor is spectacular. Whether contemporary or more classic and relaxed, Barcelona architect and interior designer Meritxell Ribé is making it work and providing the eye candy on this too cold of a Friday. 

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Sunday
Feb162014

I'm back

Hey everyone. My trip to Mexico sadly came to an end Thursday and I have returned to my reality of frigid cold and snowstorms. How I miss cloudless skies, HOT temperatures and being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean. Oh - and the food. Ah mah gawd I ate well. So while I scramble to get my life back in order before the work week begins, here is a quick post on a home I found on Nuevo Estilo (bummed I could not find this mag on my travels). It is located in Paris and is the home/art gallery of Valerie de Marotte and Vicenç Boned of Galeria Tagomago. Stunning architecture, spacious, and just the right amount of eclecticism. 

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