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Reader's home in Catalonia

First Mexico now Spain. Another reader's lovely home. A fun and colourful family home. Fresh and stylish. Spy some IKEA? That's the reason why Carmina and her family made the cover of the Spanish IKEA Family Live.  Congratulations Carmina! What a wonderful home! Photos from Carmina's blog Interiors Originals and IKEA Family Live.

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Diego Ladino

Interior designer Diego Ladino emailed us with some GORG photos of an apartment in Madrid, Spain that he designed. I LOVE the eclectic mix of styles - quirky and very cool. That would be the first 4 photos (before the jump). After the jump are photos I nabbed from his website of what appears to be a totally stunning restaurant. Talk about talent!

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Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ...  "located in the core part of Girona's medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century. Its recent restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean lines look for the enjoyment of essential elements such as space, light, shadow, fire, stone, water or silence." Two apartments, "El Badiu" (The Veranda) and "El Jardí" (The Garden) designed by architect Anna Noguera. Thanks Chris for the link and double thanks for the extra photos. I'm packing as I type!

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Be still my beating heart! Minimalist but maximizing potential, simple yet complex, feminine, warm, over scaled yet intimate. Functional and covetable, pure and essential yet just a little (actually a lot) luxe. Modernist beauty by Barcelona based Elina Vila and Agnès Blanch of MINIM. New meets old in the most beautiful way. This is definitely a must see website.



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Mauricio Fuertes

I wonder if photographers who shoot such absolutely amazing spaces (ie. yesterday's post) go home to their less than stellar dwellings and think "why do I live in this dump?". I think today's featured photographer might have had that thought on occasion. Mauricio Fuertes of Barcelona claims he's been working alot, in places that he dreams about. I'm fairly certain had I stepped into any of the spaces I'd be having dreams about them too, and wishing they were mine.



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