This Barcelona Home-Studio Showcases Plenty of Art While Maintaining a Minimalist Warmth

What’s your favorite detail of this space? The built-in sofa! It gives personality to the space and it’s very comfortable. Was there an aspect that surprised you? The color of the morning light, when the sunshine comes inside and reflects through the white flooring. It gives the feeling of being […]

What’s your favorite detail of this space?

The built-in sofa! It gives personality to the space and it’s very comfortable.

Was there an aspect that surprised you?

The color of the morning light, when the sunshine comes inside and reflects through the white flooring. It gives the feeling of being in a summer house and it provides us a sense of peacefulness and serenity.

Valeria creates new pieces on this 19th-century table, which faces shelves filled with her ceramic objects. 

Salva Lopez

How did you choose what to display or highlight?

We wanted Valeria’s pieces to prevail. We also love to be surrounded by objects we bought during our travels around the world because each one of them tells a small story.

If someone was inspired by this space, what is one thing you would tell them to copy/buy?

One of the things people want to know more about is usually the microcement flooring, and it is one of our favorite elements. The continuity and homogeneity in the finish of the pieces of furniture also create a very special ambience.

Did anything take you over/under budget on the project?

We would have loved to include a fireplace in the space to enjoy it in winter, but we didn’t do it because of the cost.

In this apartment, the white walls and microcement flooring give a feeling of peacefulness, while plants add a fresh touch to the space.

Salva Lopez

How long did the project take?

We thought about it for three months. It was a funny period because it was our first personal project—without having any client—so we were really able to do anything we wanted. We spent a lot of time testing some ideas. Then the work lasted four months and we moved in at the beginning of the lockdown. So for us, staying at home was a gift.

Where did you source the major pieces? Where do you like to shop?

We already had many of the pieces, but for example, we bought the Nuta stools by Lluís Pau and the HeadHat pendants from Santa & Cole, which are in the kitchen. The vintage table where Valeria works is from Última Parada and the Claudio chairs are by Arquitectura-G.

Behind the large central island, the shelf showcases objects the couple has found during their travels around the world. 

Salva Lopez

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