When we ponder ultra-modern design and spaces, we often think of minimal homes with posh, lacquered surfaces, plenty of glass, polished stone and clean straight lines. Somehow the image of greenery escapes our mind. It is a sign of how we have been trained to think of urbane settings as purely man-made environments. But this fascinating home in Barcelona, Spain takes a completely different approach toward contemporary design. Crafted with innovative charm by Estudio Egue y Seta, the interior of this loft welcomes ample ventilation along with plenty of natural goodness.
Draped in warm materials such as iroko and oak wood, the home offers the perfect backdrop for plenty of shrubs ad potted plants. The extensive use of glass to create a seamless interior where one room flows into the next also ensures a wonderful visual continuity of space and light. The entire loft assumes a chic industrial style with exposed brick walls, metallic pipes and stylish pendants in copper hues making their presence felt. Yet, the ambiance is kept pleasant and serene while comfy couches and throw pillows add softness to the revamped house.
Originally a toy store, the newly transformed home sports a cool sunken living room, an industrial-style kitchen, a generous dining area with Eames molded plastic chairs and lovely walkways clad in wood. A minimal bedroom, walk-in closet, modern bath with a glass shower enclosure and a tranquil indoor garden complete this inimitable Spanish home.