Entries in Spain (121)
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.
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.
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 Cantabria, Spain. 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.