Friday, January 28, 2011

Mystery Solved!

A big thanks to my readers who recognized that the room I posted last night was featured in Nuevo Estilo.  A little sleuthing unearthed the entire Barcelona apartment.  It doesn't say who owns it or the designer but you can read the entire article here. I do like color in my home but I also love this type of neutral decor.  The patina of the antiques and artwork softens the feel of the modern Mies van der Rohe chairs and coffee table.  The kitchen and dining room are a little too contemporary for me but when I kick the owner out and move in, they can easily be changed. Bon Weekend!

The article was written in Spanish but I've used Google translate for the photo descriptions.  They may be off here and there. 

In one corner of the room, Carlos IV table and a French table clock that dates from 1800.

 In the lobby is a pedestal with a bust of Antinous in Carrara marble from the 18th-century.

 The Dodge dining table was designed by architect Carlo Scarpa.

The choice of black in the kitchen contrasts with white walls and porcelain tiled floor.

The steel table and Bosch fridge built into the wall multiply natural light. Los The iron stools are vintage. 

The rustic table, whip Toca and Ikea chairs painted in black, contrasting with the fabulous antique chandelier, acquired in Mavi Lizan. In the background, architrave and columns century polychrome XVIII. XVIII. Among the pots, anthropomorphic wooden sculptures, objects of desire.

Above the bed without a headboard is a Spanish painting. The cabinet is from the French Napoleon III era.  The tree-shaped sculpture comes from Object of Desire and, behind, outline of the work Camí tow, Josep Rigol.

The bedroom has happened to the gallery through glass paneled doors. The Louis XVI chair frames becomes a sculpture in the room.

The small-century Chinese cabinet holds a Tizio lamp from Artemide.  Next to the library is a workspace with a LC6 table used as a desk designed by Le Corbusier, 1928, edited by Cassina.  The chair Maui, Magistretti for Kartell, was purchased in Pilma.

The French table clock dates from 1800 and the giant shell was acquired in Luzio. On the shelves, an extensive collection of over 300 volumes of books from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Photos from Neuvo Estilo


Karena said...

Heather so glad to see more images from this fabulous property. The art and antiques warm up the space.

Art by Karena

Luciane at said...

So pretty! I'm into white lately and this is perfect because balances well white with other neutral colors. Great post, Heather!

I hope you drop by my blog today to see Michael Jordan's new Dining Table with thousands of holes! Yep.. you heard it right! Was he "Cool or a Fool" for buying it? ;-)

Have a great weekend!


Luciane at

Mimi said...

I like color in my home as well, but this is done really nicely, as its not to sterile, but warm and comforting:)

Natasha said...

I am so glad you found the source, and was able to share with us!!
White done right!!!

Northern Light

South of Market said...

Just plain dreamy... !

Karina Gentinetta said...

I just adored the use of furniture as sculptures and the mix of texture is divine. Lovely post.

Karina Gentinetta

Eleni said...

I love this place! So bright and chic! And all the mix&match.. great!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Gorgeous space! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

The enchanted home said...

The white is so fresh and crisp, against the woods..looks great! A nice well balanced mix of styles too. Thank you for posting this, so pretty especially nice to see something so uplifting when we are all feeling the winter doldrums!

Hailie said...

Hi! I love your blog and recently posted a link to it in my list of favorite blogs to read:

Keep on being FABULOUS!

Danielle said...

This home is absolutely stunning and I love that it isn't overly styled. The designer let the home curtains, white palette, sparse furnishings, mix/match high end to low end items. It's magnificent! Just the windows alone make my heart sing!

Sally said...

Beautiful apartment, I am in love with the kitchen!

jones said...

Hi Heather, I think that I'm in love...this home definitely has its roots in the Spanish monastic (sparse) tradition. If there is a guest room, I'll be your translator and guide to Spain. Mary
I love the Louis chair used as sculpture, too.

pve design said...

What an incredible pairing of mod with rustic equaling a sophisticated space. It could be a gallery!
Tread carefully in all that city slush and muck.
Hope you have some chic waterproof boots.

tdclassicist said...

The spare, neutral decor is greatly enhanced with the judicious use of a few antiques. It is all indeed very handsome and a joy to see. __ The Devoted Classicist

Myriam Babin Photography said...

Gorgeous, though I must agree about (and can't wait to see what you'll do with!) the kitchen table and chairs.

del valle heller interiors said...


FYI, Carlos = Charles LOL

penelopebianchi said...

the comments are funnier when they are translated!

wonderful post! Thank you!


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