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Mystery Solved!

by habituallychic

01 . 28 . 11
A big thanks to my readers who recognized that the room I posted last night was featured in Nuevo Estilo.  A little sleuthing unearthed the entire Barcelona apartment.  It doesn’t say who owns it or the designer but you can read the entire article here. I do like color in my home but I also love this type of neutral decor.  The patina of the antiques and artwork softens the feel of the modern Mies van der Rohe chairs and coffee table.  The kitchen and dining room are a little too contemporary for me but when I kick the owner out and move in, they can easily be changed. Bon Weekend!
The article was written in Spanish but I’ve used Google translate for the photo descriptions.  They may be off here and there. 
In one corner of the room, Carlos IV table and a French table clock that dates from 1800.

 In the lobby is a pedestal with a bust of Antinous in Carrara marble from the 18th-century.

 The Dodge dining table was designed by architect Carlo Scarpa.

The choice of black in the kitchen contrasts with white walls and porcelain tiled floor.

The steel table and Bosch fridge built into the wall multiply natural light. Los The iron stools are vintage. 
The rustic table, whip Toca and Ikea chairs painted in black, contrasting with the fabulous antique chandelier, acquired in Mavi Lizan. In the background, architrave and columns century polychrome XVIII. XVIII. Among the pots, anthropomorphic wooden sculptures, objects of desire.

Above the bed without a headboard is a Spanish painting. The cabinet is from the French Napoleon III era.  The tree-shaped sculpture comes from Object of Desire and, behind, outline of the work Camí tow, Josep Rigol.

The bedroom has happened to the gallery through glass paneled doors. The Louis XVI chair frames becomes a sculpture in the room.

The small-century Chinese cabinet holds a Tizio lamp from Artemide.  Next to the library is a workspace with a LC6 table used as a desk designed by Le Corbusier, 1928, edited by Cassina.  The chair Maui, Magistretti for Kartell, was purchased in Pilma.

The French table clock dates from 1800 and the giant shell was acquired in Luzio. On the shelves, an extensive collection of over 300 volumes of books from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Photos from Neuvo Estilo

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  1. Karena January 28, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Heather so glad to see more images from this fabulous property. The art and antiques warm up the space.

    Art by Karena

  2. Luciane at HomeBunch.com January 28, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    So pretty! I’m into white lately and this is perfect because balances well white with other neutral colors. Great post, Heather!

    I hope you drop by my blog today to see Michael Jordan’s new Dining Table with thousands of holes! Yep.. you heard it right! Was he “Cool or a Fool” for buying it? 😉

    Have a great weekend!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  3. Mimi January 28, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    I like color in my home as well, but this is done really nicely, as its not to sterile, but warm and comforting:)

  4. Natasha January 28, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    I am so glad you found the source, and was able to share with us!!
    White done right!!!

    Northern Light

  5. South of Market January 28, 2011 | 6:08 pm

    Just plain dreamy… !

  6. Karina Gentinetta January 28, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    I just adored the use of furniture as sculptures and the mix of texture is divine. Lovely post.

    Karina Gentinetta

  7. Eleni January 28, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    I love this place! So bright and chic! And all the mix&match.. great!

  8. Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} January 28, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    Gorgeous space! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  9. The enchanted home January 28, 2011 | 11:32 pm

    The white is so fresh and crisp, against the woods..looks great! A nice well balanced mix of styles too. Thank you for posting this, so pretty especially nice to see something so uplifting when we are all feeling the winter doldrums!

  10. Hailie January 28, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    Hi! I love your blog and recently posted a link to it in my list of favorite blogs to read: http://hailiedurrett.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-life-goal_28.html

    Keep on being FABULOUS!

  11. Danielle January 29, 2011 | 4:00 am

    This home is absolutely stunning and I love that it isn’t overly styled. The designer let the home shine…no curtains, white palette, sparse furnishings, mix/match high end to low end items. It’s magnificent! Just the windows alone make my heart sing!

  12. Sally January 29, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Beautiful apartment, I am in love with the kitchen!

  13. jones January 29, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Hi Heather, I think that I’m in love…this home definitely has its roots in the Spanish monastic (sparse) tradition. If there is a guest room, I’ll be your translator and guide to Spain. Mary
    I love the Louis chair used as sculpture, too.

  14. pve design January 29, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    What an incredible pairing of mod with rustic equaling a sophisticated space. It could be a gallery!
    Tread carefully in all that city slush and muck.
    Hope you have some chic waterproof boots.

  15. tdclassicist January 29, 2011 | 8:55 pm

    The spare, neutral decor is greatly enhanced with the judicious use of a few antiques. It is all indeed very handsome and a joy to see. __ The Devoted Classicist

  16. Myriam Babin Photography January 29, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    Gorgeous, though I must agree about (and can’t wait to see what you’ll do with!) the kitchen table and chairs.

  17. del valle heller interiors January 29, 2011 | 11:11 pm


    FYI, Carlos = Charles LOL

  18. penelopebianchi June 2, 2011 | 6:00 am

    the comments are funnier when they are translated!

    wonderful post! Thank you!