Right next to Passeig de Gracia the owner of the apartment fell in love with the location, the views over the city and onto la Pedrera, amongst other landmark buildings of Barcelona. But as with many places, it was in a rather sad state and needed a thorough refurbishment.
We used the opportunity and rearranged the distribution, uniting the front rooms into one sun filled living room, attaching the kitchen to it, now connected by glass doors. The back area is now dedicated to the master bedroom, dressing and bathroom. The central part contains secondary bedrooms and bathrooms.
With roots in France and Djibuti, the owner asked me to reflect both sides in the design. We decided to go for French influenced selection of furniture and colorful combinations paying tribute to the rich colours you often find in African designs. Leaving the spaces in white and black as a canvas we then applied blue, green, and orange in blocks.
The end result is a timeless, minimalistic but colorful update of a neoclassical interior!