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A Masterclass in Use of White and Wood: Oxygen in Catalonia

If you just took an extra second to look at the recent homes and interior inspirations that we have featured recently, you will notice a subtle, yet clear trend that seems to be taking over ever so quietly. Wood and white as a color palette is quickly replacing the likes of gray and white or even beige and white. By combining beautiful wooden surfaces with a serene white backdrop, one can achieve textural and visual contrast without altering the contemporary appeal of the home. It is precisely this decorating principle that Susanna Cots Interior Design showcases with the design of a light-filled and cheerful contemporary residence in Costa Brava, Spain.

Open plan interior of the light-filled Barcelona home

Instead of relying on gray accent walls or even pops of bright accent hues, this breezy and serene Catalonia home turns to wood for personality. A world of white is only disturbed by the beautiful angled wooden partitions in the living room. Delineating the living area from the dining and kitchen, the angled partition ushers in natural light even while bringing a sense of privacy. The dining area is a touch different from the rest as a tall floor lamp in black and dining table chairs also in black move away from the color scheme used elsewhere in the house.

Sitting nook in the corner with a lovely view of the garden and the pool area
Dining room with dark dining tables and floor lamp
White and wood kitchen idea
Window above the kitchen counter offers a view of the pool area
Sloped ceiling for the bedroom with wooden decor and a small workspace
Round modern bedside stand with a metallic base
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer a view of the outdoors
Spacious kitchen in white with a sloped ceiling

The large kitchen with its two different workstations and a central island that holds a lovely breakfast bar is visually connected with the pool area and backyard. A wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, series of lovely corner windows and sliding glass doors connect the interior with the outdoors even as stone walls outside add to the unique visual that this modern Spanish home presents.

Exterior, garden and pool area of Oxygen Residence
Floor-to-ceiling corner glass windows create a gorgeous sitting nook
LED strip lighting for the open wooden shelf in kitchen
Light-filled bathroom with gray accent wall and geo pattern
Stone walls and terracotta tiles create a unique exterior
Stunning use of pattern and lighting in the small powder room
Beautifully backlit glass for the contemporary bathroom in gray and white
Contemporary home in Barcelona with a more traditional exterior

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Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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