This luxury dwelling in the village of Comporta, Portugal is nestled in the shelter of cork oak and pine trees and gently caressed by the breeze from the sea. This house beats to the rhythm of contemporary pieces, retro, vintage and signature. An eclectic cocktail of design that has a single purpose, brighten the view and, above all, the spirit! The interiors feature bright splashes of color against a white backdrop, mixing old with new. An impressive mezzanine level is where the owners play cards with friends. The surrounding estate offers a spectacular swimming pool, gardens and stones steps that leads up to an elevated and covered porch.
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Discovered on Mi Casa, a complete reform was undertaken in this Barcelona, Spain home to provide planning according to its new owners, a young couple with two small children. He is a photographer, and she is passionate about decoration, both wanted to preserve its original structure, with high ceilings, ornamental moldings and large windows. Its retro doors are also maintained, although access to the bathrooms was changed by sliding doors to optimize space. They chose to paint the walls white and thus enhance the light in the space; but also, to not subtract from the colorful flooring that has an incredible visual impact in decoration.
The open floor plan has visual continuity created through the environments: on one side, living area with a work corner, and in the opposite, kitchen and dining room. In the master bedroom next to the fireplace and vintage decor, evokes the leisurely and serene pace of times past. Concrete was chosen for the bathroom walls and floors which were completely renovated, a material which by its texture and natural appearance, fit into the style of the house. A world apart is the child’s bedroom, with wood flooring and decorated in white and slate, a chromatic palette used infrequently in baby’s rooms.
A few steps away from Madrid, Spain’s Retiro Park is this special house featuring beautiful interior details, spotted on Mi Casa. The original structure has been historically preserved, which highlights the emphatic presence of a solid platform of great beauty and staggered openings of some large windows decorated with mouldings. The quaint home features antique and vintage finds creating a unique decoration designed by the owner of the home.
His passion for travel coupled with the attraction of flea market finds creates a special environment. With a classic taste and his love of the collections, each piece of furniture, seat or embellishment creates an ideal setting. Mixing styles creates this retro-chic style, where eclecticism becomes a conductive thread between spaces. Solid wood, chairs metal, aged leather, methacrylate, crystal, etc., dominate equally in interior design. A passion for furniture and objects of the past is evident, where even new furnishings were chosen with an antiqued finish.
The bedrooms are also infused by the charm of the markets mixed with pieces from distant countries. The kitchen and the bathroom, on the other hand, are the most modern rooms of the house, with new fittings, updated appliances and current furnishings of straight lines and simple appearance as well as easy maintenance. Currently this property can be rented through www.ivoryescapes.com.
Found on Nuevo Estilo, this old apartment in a neoclassical building in Bilbao, Spain gets reinterpreted to the typology of the historic neighborhood by interior designer Mikel Larrinaga. To rehabilitate it, the owner wanted to extract all the charm of the structure and at the same time, give it some contemporary notes. The designer is an expert in recovering this type of housing, applying a very current prescription to convey authenticity. Walls were uncovered the expose the original brick to give industrial strength to the house and the false ceiling was removed to achieve height, exposing the old crooked beams.
The walls were given a fresh coat of white paint in order to gain additional light and give a sense of uniformity and harmony. Attention to detail was also given in quality of finishes and materials as well as color selection throughout the home. Old painted woodwork was reproduced and oak flooring was installed, which was given a coat of matte oil that softens its color and gives a true Nordic air. In this way, an environment was created, very neat and full of clarity. Neutral shades were chosen in the fabrics mixed with vintage furnishings and retro flare, along with 20th century lamps and fun bursts of color compose an atmosphere that exudes personality and warmth.
Reformed from the top down, this beautiful house in Barcelona, Spain, spotted on Mi Casa, maintains its noble essence with dazzling interior design and architecture and great distribution of spaces. Interior designers Daniel Pérez & Felipe Araujo, from the studio Egue y Seta were in charge of the project, transforming the home completely while still preserving some of the historical features. They maintained the height of the ceiling, restored the wooden beams and chose a vintage flooring pattern. The decoration style of the home was a retro-modern and industrial infused together to create a perfect blend.
The original design of the home was articulated through a corridor, which now revolves around a large kitchen, occupying one third of the area on the ground floor. The new distribution contributes to creating more spaciousness and blurs the boundary between public and private spaces. The living room and bedrooms remain open to filter natural light throughout the home. Even the master bathroom, which is inside the bedroom, has a glass partition with plants inside to add privacy but enables light to penetrate the space.
The turquoise painted room adds visual depth to the space.
The living room occasionally becomes a guest room, with a fold out bed behind the white cabinet doors.
A large glass, with plants in the interior, as a greenhouse, creates a separation between spaces, which leads to one of the bedrooms.
Wood beams and exposed air conditioning ducts give an industrial air to the kitchen with a king-sized table in the middle.
A high shelving, industrial aesthetic, replaces a traditional dresser.
Bed linen colors and vintage pieces adds personality to the bedroom, where the extraordinary luminosity of the walls highlights, by contrast, with the light and dark of the flooring.
Tiling with a hexagonal mosaic of small format, the bathroom becomes an exclusive space.
This super unique apartment discovered on CORE NYC features surreal, retro industrial, and steam punk elements located in downtown Chelsea, New York. Upon entering this semi-private building, you are greeted with a submarine style front entry, complete with keypad locking system and working porthole. The chef’s kitchen is furnished with high-end appliances and stainless steel countertops that allow for easy entertaining. From the custom finished concrete floors to the 32-foot zeppelin LED programmable light system, this 1800-square foot apartment is a truly exceptional living space. Open the oversized glass sliding doors and step into your private 500-square foot southern facing terrace sanctuary. This large open loft is a one-bedroom with 2-bathrooms that can be easily converted into a 2-bedroom space with a home office.
This spectacular apartment is listed at $1,750,000 from here.
A couple in the heart of Madrid, Spain wanted to create a home that catered to their intense social life with open spaces for entertaining. The 1,075 square foot (100 square meters) structure was re-designed by Bibit Interior Architectural Studio, who added a more playful distribution of the home. For starters, they suppressed most of the brick and organized a unique space consisting of the kitchen, living area and dining room. In this way, the bedroom, with integrated bathroom, laundry room and a second bathroom remained separate. The former terrace which was situated on a higher level was converted into a guest bedroom. Access between both levels was resolved with a sculptural staircase whose design is a main focal point and adds energy to the residence. The owner selected all the furnishings and decor themselves, opting for emblematic designer pieces as the main furnishings mixed with retro pieces which softens and adds warmth to every corner. Area rugs are used in the living and dining areas to define spaces. The simplest details were well executed, with unique finds purchased from unusual places and bold punches of color interlacing throughout. Via