In this full-floor two-story apartment in Barcelona, you’ll find lofty open rooms set with a modern classic look and a myriad of styles that indulge in the homeowners’ personalities, offering a sophisticated masculine feel for the home office and a feminine chic in the private quarters. Not only do the architectural features look stunning with attention to stylish cornice and well planned spaces, there is a roof dome that creates a unique flow to both the roof and the home office. Stretched over 750m2, the apartment boasts two bar areas — or make that three if you’re counting the breakfast bar!
Enter the living room, a formal room with a simple gray-white decor using pattern and texture in these hues to elevate the room. Looking perfectly regal with cabriole sofas and chandeliers, the room is a great place to welcome guests before heading to the dining room attached.
According to designers Egue y Seta, the design inspirations for the home were extensive and varied. “Classic luxury homes; imperial decor; colonial chic; urban Japanese; contemporary Mediterranean; Provençal Country… to name just a few. This home is like a compilation of different styles,” explained founding director Felipe Araujo. One of the most interesting parts of the project was “understanding the clients’ needs and very specific desires for each of the rooms. To have clients requesting such a wide repertoire of decor choices in a single home is not all that common. It was a challenge to make it all work together.”
The dining table seats twelve, comfortably! The color palette lengthens through from the living room, making the transition seamless in style. You get a sense of French chic, accented with the style of furniture, silver candelabras and Tour Eiffel on the wall.
The kitchen features timber flooring, with a highlighted section in black and white tiles. What we love about this room is the overhead planters that add life and lift to the room. Plenty of storage in the kitchen is a must, and we come across one of the first bars of the home — the breakfast bar!
In the hallway, this hideaway nook boasts a wine cellar as a backdrop, accessible from the dining room. It’s all a big upgrade from the original look and feel of the home. Although you could tell “the place was always meant to be impressive and luxurious,” the early state before the project was completed was far from polished. The layout was very different, but by opening up the kitchen it’s become more grand, more spacious and more livable. The terraces which had previously been abandoned and unfurnished, are now a huge bonus!
The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom, with a sauna tucked in for at home spa care! Classic subway tiles create a neutral space, and a nod to the plant section in the bathroom making full use of the bathroom skylight and creating a garden oasis.
We asked Egue y Seta about the way the home owners’ personality shines through in the home. It’s “everywhere,” says Araujo. “We actually take pride in saying our projects reflect not necessarily the studio’s style, or our own preferences but those very specific to each client. The “travel” theme of the library, the colonial style of the office bar, the pink princess atmosphere of the daughter’s bedroom, the Provençal feel of the kitchen and the cinema motif of the game room, were all requested by the client.”
Curious about the other rooms? Hold tight!
In the daughter’s bedroom we’re treated to a real princess castle. The pink pinstripe wallpaper is matched with pink tiles in the en suite bathroom. Yes, that is a slide from the top bunk!
Here’s where the fun begins. This room is where the entertaining happens, a cocktail bar with a cozy space to hang out. The dark colors work well, paired with wood and leather for dusty tones and geometric shapes. It’s a space connected to the home office, suitable for entertaining clients or relaxing with a bourbon after working.
What an unusual shaped room! This round room is actually complete with a dome, and the round shape gives the room a unique perspective. The home office is given a blue and white color palette, simple and calming.
On the terrace, you can see the dome in all its splendor. Previously this patio area had hardly been put to use, but now the chosen outdoor furniture make it a great spot to take those sundowners from bar to balcony.
In another part of the home is this travel inspired space. It’s not only a TV room, but doubles as a game room, where billiards and arcade games mean fun time. It could be a strange mix but the transition from modern and classical to play time moves smoothly through the room.
This might actually be our favorite room of the house. Laid back and colorful, this living room space actually doubles as a gym, just take a peak behind the sliding doors!
But just you wait, as we’re getting to the bit you’ve been waiting for…
The rooftop bar offers the views you’ve been waiting for. Sun loungers, a pizza oven and that cocktail bar mean this is the perfect spot to unwind in the evening. Keep your eyes peeled for the hot tub!
The homeowners were more than pleased with their new home, feeling the different styles, tastes and personalities come together to make it a luxury family home with a heart. There is a mix of styles, yet none feel out of context through a tour of the home. The tricky bit is choosing which room is the best!
If you liked this home tour and want to see more from Egue y Seta, you should go to their profile by clicking here. You can see how they styled three identical layouts in three completely different ways, or a unique take on color blocking in this Barcelona apartment.