Have you ever been inside a house of mirrors?
This welcoming home was designed for a man who loves Barcelona. Frequently visiting the city, he needed a place that served as his occasional home and a space to host guests. Using mirrors in several rooms boosted the overall feel and space, letting in more sunlight to brighten up the apartment.
Despite being a compact flat, the high vaulted brick ceilings typical of the Catalan region enlarge the space, allowing light to flood across the living room. It exudes a refreshing vibe with plenty of interesting decor and art.
I’m drawn to the gray modular sofa that easily transforms into a daybed, perfect for lounging around on lazy afternoons and having guests over.
Collectors will find joy in the horizontal recessed shelves behind the television. It offers the owner extra storage space and mimics the depth and texture of the ceiling.
The apartment’s old structure wasn’t always as spacious. The designers began by partially bringing down the wall that divided the living room from the kitchen. Bringing the spaces together to create an open connection between the two, the new room emphasizes great views and a ton of light. Left in the middle is a mirrored column.
In fact, the mirror is barely noticeable, creating the illusion of being transparent yet elongating the appearance of space.
With a striking blue and gray combination, the hexagonal floor tiles provide a playful counterpoint to the classic arches in the ceiling and glass doors leading to the patio.
To highlight the architecture of the 20th century, a single, vertical mirror in the kitchen draws attention to the two balcony doors by the living room, allowing the cook to move about the kitchen discretely even with guests around.
Knowing the importance of a good kitchen, the owner wanted the area to become the home’s meeting point, complemented by a wine cellar that could hold more than 600 bottles. Here, an elegant kitchen island takes center stage.
The high vaulted ceilings of the home make it ideal for placing horizontal windows that allow light to pass through to the darkest areas of the apartment. These narrow corridors were transformed into airy spaces whilst maintaining their privacy.
The kitchen counter top is stunning. Made with Stromboli granite, its golden streaks flow among the dark black setting offering a sophisticated contrast to the light tones of the metal stove. The color is emphasized with the nearby under shelf lighting, too.
Even the colored light fixtures hanging at various heights help give the kitchen a modern edge that go well with the classy kitchen island.
In the hallway, mirror panels were installed to reflect light and multiply the image of the large windows overlooking the building’s atrium, giving the hallway a delicate character.
In the guest bathroom, a combination of geometric wall tiles with chic Stromboli granite enhance the visual appeal of the space, making it a dynamic room in the home. More glass and mirrors work to open the space up, just like in the other areas of the apartment.
The main bedroom boasts an elegant open bathroom, blending effortlessly with the minimal interiors. At the end of the room, the vanity table and mirror reflect the bedroom seemingly without end.
The wooden floorboards give the room warmth, reflecting the color of the vaulted brick ceiling.
What a great idea to use a dark suitcase to double up as a bedside table. A place this romantic must be home to plenty of stories.
Overall, the owner is thrilled with his new home. With a fusion of classic and contemporary styles, it really is a dazzling space that makes for a cozy and gorgeous home away from home.
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