Although it's quite modest in size (55 square meters, or about 592 square feet), this little apartment, in the Spanish city of A Coruña, doesn't skimp on color. It's the best of all possible worlds — a beautiful, bright space, with just enough rustic texture and just enough color to keep the eye happy.
In the hardworking living room/dining room/kitchen, exposing the building's original stone walls adds a pleasing bit of texture. The opposite wall has a playful gradient pattern, and there's just a little black to balance everything out. We also like the old/new contrast between the super-modern kitchen and the encaustic tile.
The gradient patterned walls are a theme throughout the apartment, and continue into the two bedrooms. Here, a cheerful yellow (which segues to grey) brightens up a small room. The steps, which lead to a little gallery that also functions as a dressing area, double as a bedside table. Meanwhile, in the second, larger bedroom (seen up top), a peach/blue wall transforms an otherwise ordinary space into something very special indeed.
To read more, and see more photos of the apartment, visit Architectural Digest.