THE PROPERTY

A first-floor apartment in a five-storey 1920 building in Barcelona, comprising a kitchen, dining area, living area, WC, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. There are also two internal courtyards and a terrace.

LIVING AREA

The apartment has been designed as an open, seamless space with a dual aspect. The pinks and purples of the vibrant art piece above the sofa are repeated ina plush rug and vintage chair.

In a room of strong contrasts,bold colours pop against a white background, while organic marble and branches counterpoint the slick surfaces.

The fireplace was found in an antiques shop in Provence. It’s fitted with an ethanol fire, which meansit doesn’t need a chimney.

At one end of the living room, floor-to-ceiling shelving createsa library area, part of which is used to display more artwork.

KITCHEN

A sliding wall separates the kitchen from the dining area, creating an intimate space for eating and entertaining once the cooking is done.

Airy limestone floors and white walls are pulled down to earth by the black, ribbon-like strips of varnished door frames and windows that help to define the space.

DINING AREA

Vintage furniture gives the space a unique touch and strong identity. Chairs with gleaming chrome bases and a transparent table provide a reflective, weightless quality.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

Repetition is used as a design motif in the bathroom, where lights, basins and photographs appearin multiples.

BEDROOM

The property's inner courtyards provide shafts of natural light flood the bedroom suite. A Sixties light is mounted on to a brass plate on the wall to emphasise its dazzle and brilliance.

CLOAKROOM

The artist Yoshi Sislay drew across the walls of the cloakroom with marker pen, full of references that are personal to the owner's life. The futuristic light fixture adds interest with its shimmering see-through quality.

 

For more info about the owner's design studio, café and concept store, checkout beriestain.com

Photography ⁄ Manolo Yllera