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Entries in Spain (121)

Thursday
Feb052015

Library love

Love the light streaming in. Love the mix of old and new. Love the cheeky flash of red. Love this library/workspace by Barcelona-based ds Architecture and Design.

Wednesday
Feb042015

Layers 

Layers of paint and paper, layers of old plaster and rotting wood, layers of living and layers of history. So many layers removed or revealed with a renovation. Layers left to remind and preserve. This renovation of 9 flats in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT explores the history of the building, revealing parts of old frescos, arched ceilings, tiles and beams. Modern living and respect for the past.

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Saturday
Jan312015

Caramel

Like salted caramel. Luscious and rich. Morish. An adult space layered with texture, carefully strewn with objet d'art, the luxe and somewhat foppish countered by the industrial and abstract nature of the artworks. An elegant, masculine home. Vivienda Santiago Castillo by Madrid-based designer Lorenzo Castillo.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

The library

The library, the spare bedroom, the stairs and the walk in wardrobe. Take your pick. This Barcelona apartment was pared back, painted white and reworked by architect Eva Coteman. With a small space clever use of space is paramount.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

A refuge in Spain

I am not done with the virtual vacations, because I hate winter with every ounce of my being. So now I am taking you to Los Corales de Buelna, a municipality in CantabriaSpain. This is the holiday retreat for artist Nikolas Piper and it is the best of everything. Rustic architecture with stone and exposed beams, mostly mid-century decor, and a matching dog. It all works so well together I could spend the entire winter here. EASILY. Via Elle Decor España, photos by Manolo Yllera.

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