Contemporary Villa House Design: Villa in the Valley | NONAGON.style
Villa in the Valley

Villa in the Valley

Splendid Villa Surrounded by the Nature

Written by –
NONAGON.style Team
on January 18th 2017
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Project:

Vallès Oriental

Photographer:

Tobias Laarmann

Set in the stunning surroundings of Catalonia, this family home is well placed to soak up the sun. Looking for their ideal holiday home, a Scandinavian family bought this property in a small valley near Barcelona to make the most of their downtime. It’s a space big enough for the family to hang out together, and plenty of room for guests too in the attached annex.

Contemporary Villa House Design: A general view of the white tone living room with big sofa for the whole family to sit on | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: the outdoor garden is having a swimming pool for family to get relaxation in the nature | NONAGON.style

The main house is a long building that makes plenty of optimal space for views over the valley from its two floors.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Indoor white stairs connected with the living room with glass-made balustrade | NONAGON.style

One of the major drives towards perfecting this home’s interiors was to make sure it had a special balance between feeling warm, full of light, but also relaxed at the same time. Through its deep color palette, it maintains a sophisticated, dark and yet international atmosphere.

Tobias Laarman and Yolanda Yuste, the creative directors behind YLAB Arquitectos were enthusiastic about their work on this project.

 

“We love the reduced but harmonious material palette in this house, combining dark tinted natural eucalyptus, dark coffee lacquered wood veneer, natural Grigio Ash stone, ivory white tones and brass.”  — YLAB Arquitectos

 

The floor throughout the house is finished with taupe Pandomo cement.

Contempoary Villa House Design: White stairs with glass handrail in the corridor inside the villa | NONAGON.style

Natural light streams in through the large windows from the garden.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Shiny knife container made with metal and golden tea sets on the worktop in the kitchen | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Indoor kitchen in the villa with a black and clear worktop for cooking | NONAGON.style

The kitchen area has slathers of storage, tucked behind these dark coffee lacquer colored cupboards. The backsplash and Neolith worktop are well matched.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Indoor kitchen with brown cupboards for storage and Neolith worktop equipped with silver sink | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Indoor kitchen with high table chairs and slathers for storage | NONAGON.style

Extra storage is hidden through doors to the back, for those extra bits of kitchen storage, equipment, laundry and preparation areas.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Indoor kitchen is connected with the living room with a wooden door | NONAGON.style

The kitchen island in the middle of the room makes cooking an outward and shared experience, with the space using tall stools to also serve as an informal dining area.

Contempoary Villa House Design: White stairs with glass handrail in the corridor inside the villa | NONAGON.style

The central part of the house, where you walk in through the front door, features this eye-catching stairwell. I like the way the glass side shows off parts of the cement staircase and its zig zag structure, created against the backdrop of the olive tree in the inner courtyard.

Contemporary Villa House Design: The rectangular black dining table is under a few hanging golden lamps near by the wooden door | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: The rectangular dining table with six seats is having a view of the garden through the glass window | NONAGON.style

The dining room and living room are in a shared space. The rich texture of the wood stain continues throughout the house here as well, with the paneling and cabinets housing the television unit, and the table. Brass and black elements in the room play between being matte or shiny in texture.

Contemporary Villa House Design: A simply designed shiny black lamp with three legs is placed in the living room as the accessories | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Sculpture of a bird in black is placed in the living room as the home accessories | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Contemporary hanging golden lamp in the dining room is a brass beat light from the idea of Tom Dixon | NONAGON.style

What’s more is that hanging above the dining table are a collection of brass Beat lights by Tom Dixon; they work really well against the collection of different chair shapes and the room’s color accents.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Wooden fireplace in the living room on the sandstone wall is near by the white armchairs | NONAGON.style

Also, a fireplace is integrated into the cabinet, and the living room furniture has been selected to go well against the sandstone walls.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Black sculpture is able to be found near by the fireplace in the living room | NONAGON.style

Many of the furniture pieces were custom upholstered for the space, which is probably why they look just right!

Contempoary Villa House Design: Living room with big white sofa for family is with the view of the garden through the window | NONAGON.style

Besides, the light colored sofas are excellent in this spot, to soak up the sun but to be cautious of fading fabric over time. The soft plush cream color contrasts to the sleek black framed marble coffee tables.

Contemporary Villa House Design: A black marble coffee table is placed in the centre of the living room on a white carpet| NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: The living room is having walls of sandstone and white sofa with square cushions | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: A general view of the living room connecting with the black dining table | NONAGON.style

From downstairs there is plenty of access to the pool and to looking out over the beautiful countryside setting. This open plan shared style of space also continues upstairs.

Contempoary Villa House Design: Bedroom in brown is full of elements of wood and nature | NONAGON.style

The master bedroom once more sees itself immersed in those dark chocolate-colored wooden slats, with large sliding doors splitting the space between bedroom and bathroom.

Contemporary Villa House Design: The bedroom with a brown bed and wooden door and ceiling | NONAGON.style

The custom-made bed is inlaid with a leather headboard, globe lamps either side and a soft silk rug which changes up the feel from the concrete underfoot.

Contemporary Villa House Design: The wooden bedroom is connecting with the bathroom and the playing area | NONAGON.style

As you can see the wood slat ceiling stretches across much of the upper floor in this building. It allows for the doors to slide in and out in an interesting fashion. Further to the back of the corridor you can see the playroom and landing that links to the staircase.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Black tinted bathroom with modern wooden door is separated from the bedroom | NONAGON.style

Another key point is, the two black tinted glass side doors give access to more private areas in the bathroom, partitioned from the sleeping areas by large sliding doors.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Black tinted bathroom with yellow lighting and wooden ceiling | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: 3D golden home accessories with texture of crystal and metal placed in the bedroom | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Black clock in diamond shape placed in the bedroom is one of the home accessories | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: The grey cupboards in the bedroom are for the television and audio equipment | NONAGON.style

Moreover, the stone cupboards are perfect for concealing television and audio equipment, as well as any other bits and bobs.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Brown couple bed is placed on a white carpet in between two hanging white ball-shaped lamp | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Glass balustrade connected with the stair in the corridor of bedroom and play area | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: A red football table is placed in the funky children playroom | NONAGON.style

Surprisingly, to the other end of the corridor is the playroom, and children’s rooms. The funky furniture is from local company RS Barcelona. With the bright red foosball table, this area is drawing your attention in all the way from the other side of the house!

Contemporary Villa House Design: Sharp coloured sofa is near by the football table in the children playroom | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Villa House Design: Toilet and bathroom in vivid green with rectangular mirrors and bright sink | NONAGON.style

Actually, I adore the green sinks in the family bathroom, such a change from the usual and really brings out a bit of fun to brushing your teeth. The areas of the house designated for the children are much brighter, with white walls and vivid colors, as opposed to the walnut, chocolate and charcoal parts of the grown up quarters.

Contemporary Villa House Design: Bedroom for children is in blue and white with a desk for studying and reading books | NONAGON.style

In addition, the bedroom has plenty of space for sleep and finishing up any summer school projects.

Contemporary Villa House Design: The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by trees and plants | NONAGON.style

With such stunning surroundings, it would be a shame to have flattened the landscape that bears many pine and holm oak trees. Therefore, the courtyard area connecting the house and the guest annex still has an old tree, with a specially made canopy that allows the tree to push through. There are still many gorgeous patches of greenery to frame the scene.

By the pool or in the playroom, there are plenty of ways that this house gives its owners somewhere to relax, unwind and enjoy their time. Hence, it ticks all the boxes for a perfect family spot for getaways all year round!

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