An Artist's Warm & Cozy Studio in Spain

An Artist's Warm & Cozy Studio in Spain

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Alicia Macias
May 26, 2016
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

Name: Laura Castelló
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 215 square feet (20 m2)
Years lived in: Rented 3 months

Laura is the kind of person that loves simple things and enjoys the little pleasures. She's an extraordinary artist who draws sweet portraits and makes art with soft colors. The workspace she uses for creating amazing illustrations is a beautiful room filled with art, neutral colors and the most incredible tiles in the world.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

Always looking for natural materials, she enjoys being surrounded by crayons, blocks, brushes and making art pieces with them. The light is her inspiration—soft, sweet and warm light.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

She wants a place where she can work but also entertain friends or clients— where they can relax and share the space with her. The room has a kind of harmony that invites you to stay calm. Laura loves to work here. She doesn't have too many things, just what's necessary. Plants are a really important component; she thinks you can never have too many and that they give a lot of personality to a place. Without doubt, she has created an inspirational and creative space where she can enjoy her big passion: painting.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Simple, practical and harmonic.

Inspiration: Found inspiration in spaces with natural and artisanal elements. Neutral colors and tons of light.

Favorite Element: The big table, it's impossible not to work there.

Biggest Challenge: Having a lot of materials (paint, brushes, blocks, crayons, etc.) Not having chaos around and having everything in hand to be easy to work with.

What Friends Say: They love it. Actually some of them always wanna come to work here.

Biggest Embarrassment: Computer cables. Hate it.

Proudest DIY: The pottery. Made by my mum years ago. It's the biggest treasure I have in here.

Biggest Indulgence: The light. It's amazing to work in here with this beautiful and sweet light.

Best Advice: Always use neutral colors that harmonize with each other. Play with the elements for put some touch of colors. And plants; there are NEVER too many plants.

Dream Sources: Love IKB 191.

Resources

PAINT & COLORS

Neutral and soft colors.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

WORK SPACE

  • Wood table and easels from Leroy Merlin.
  • Chairs found on the streets and restored by a mother of a friend of mine.
  • Center table and stool from Ikea.
  • Pink cushion from Ikea.
  • Art pieces are all mine.
  • The macrame pieces are made by my lovely friend and roommate Mireia, an incredible stylist who always give me lot of ideas for decorating the room. We share a lot of pieces in the studio and we love to work and spend time here together.

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Thanks, Laura!

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