Spanish Interiors: Inside The Private Spaces of Spain’s Most Stylish Locals

These five creative and beautiful private homes in Spain prove that there's no such thing as typical Spanish interiors – and you can stay in each of these striking Spanish homes through The Plum Guide...

1. LAS CORNISAS

Las Cornisas is just a beautiful example of an ‘Eixample’ home.

Much of it recalls the aesthetic from the turn of the twentieth century, yet there are the recent renovations included some touches that add modernity where it is needed.

Bedrooms feature upholstered headboards and freestanding bathtubs, creating a boutique hotel feel.

The balcony looks out onto Passeig de Grácia (the flat is about fifty metres from Casa Batllo) – the best street for high-end shopping in the city – just another way that staying here is an experience you won’t forget quickly.

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The area, Eixample, is Barcelona at its lushest. Located in the strict centre of the city, it’s an awe-inspiring neighbourhood that stars in most of the postcards. Think upscale shops, avenues, and old colonial charm that sets Barcelona up as a true capital of the region. Some of the most famous examples of Modernista buildings (including famous works of Gaudí) can be found here, making the walk around the area a feast for the eyes.

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2. MADRID APARTMENT

This stunning Madrid home is known for it’s boldness and fun, but that’s not what this apartment is about – this big and bright two-bedroom affair is calm, relaxing and comfortable.

While the downstairs part pleasantly alternates between Mid-Century and rustic elements, a quick trip up the stairs reveals this property’s greatest asset. The bathroom.

It’s one of the biggest we’ve seen in Madrid and turns the attic into a spa with an ensuite bed and high ceilings.

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3. OLD TOWN PALACE

Situated in an opulent 18th Century building that’s recently been restored, Barcelona’s Old Town Palace exemplifies old Catalan luxury.

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An immense effort has been invested in preserving the azulejos, polychrome pillars, and other period features that make this home a unique window into local cultural heritage.

With only three bedrooms, most of this large home is dedicated to creating a regal standard of living – twelve balconies with views of the Gothic Quarter, a stately room, and a luminous dining room, all help to create an atmosphere fit for a king.

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The property is in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, a true tourist hotspot, filled with shops and famous attractions on every corner. During the day, urban explorers fill its narrow, stone-paved streets, admiring the neo-Gothic sights – but it’s the night that sees the Quarter truly come to life. Home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and quirky shops that stay open till late, the vibrant area is popular among young travellers and party-goers seeking the best Barcelona has to offer.

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4. BOOKBINDER

The Bookbinder apartment is brimming with charm and character. Towering brick walls and a sturdy, solitary iron column serve to remind that this airy space was once a workshop.

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Spread out across two floors, and connected by a stylish wooden staircase, the open plan layout creates a sense of freedom and allows daylight to reach every corner.

The bohemian design is a perfect match for the neighbourhood; the surrounding La Latina area is home to Madrid’s most famous flea market and bursting with trending tapas bars and taverns, all easily reachable on foot.

La Latina is one of Madrid’s oldest neighbourhoods. Naturally, you’ll find some of the city’s most iconic attractions here, from the San Isidro Museum to Plaza de la Paja. But the neighbourhood is far from frozen in time – as a tourist favourite, it offers tapas bars and restaurants on every corner and projects a sense of urban cool. La Latina is known for its vibrant nightlife and is hailed as the best place to go for a Sunday evening drink and people-watch.

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5. HOTEL-STYLE LIVING

On a mission to beat any hotel, this beautiful Barcelona home provides an impeccable level of service. The homes comes with a 24/7 concierge that will offer you a pillow catalogue when you check in.

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With this home, you get more than just a place to stay – there’s also a gym, a rooftop pool and a sauna. Filled with designer furniture and high-quality appliances, it’s a great choice for those who want more autonomy with on-demand hotel service whenever they need it.

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