Alicia Macias


Freelance Photographer. Merging my passion for architecture and interior design along with a conceptual photography where always dominate geometry, simple lines and natural light.
A Spanish Space Shows How to Craft a Warm, Interesting Home While Being Minimal
Apartment Therapy contributor Alicia Macias photographs beautiful house tours from Spain, and now shows off her own light-filled, airy, and ultra inspiring home.
Sep 10, 2020
A Light-Filled Barcelona Apartment Strikes the Perfect Balance
This art director's rental flat is filled with great natural light.
Apr 17, 2020
A Modern, Minimal Spanish Apartment Has the Sleek Black Kitchen of Our Dreams
Though there's a lovely smattering of neutrals and lots of splashes of greenery, black is the central color for Paula Aparicio's home.
Jan 21, 2020
Floral Wallpaper and Green Foliage Make This Spanish Rental Shine
Floral wallpaper, a soft color palette, and a row of leafy green pothos plants greet you in this charming rental apartment in Spain.
Oct 17, 2019
This Spanish Apartment Has one Seriously Powerful Mix of Colors
As an interiors journalist and contributor to Elle Decoration (Mexico), Susana Ordovás has a natural instinct for creating the perfect mix of old and modern, color and print.
Jul 29, 2019
This Lovely Renovated Spanish Home Will Have You Pinning Every Photo
This couple merged different styles, decades, and objects to create a place that fit with their personality.
Jun 13, 2019
A Colorful & Creative Spanish Home With a Dreamy Terrace
Name: Juan Carlos, Coral, and their dog Apple Location: Manises — Valencia, Spain Size: 6,6673 square feet Years lived in: 25 years, owned In Spain, color is a big part of people’s life. The light is warm, the colors are strong, and the people are friendly and relaxed — and Juan Carlos and Coral’s Valencia home is a perfect example of this vibrant lifestyle.
Sep 28, 2017
A Photographer’s “Bit of Everything” Spanish Home
Name: Ceci Gervaso Location: Barcelona — Spain Size: 860 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, renting Originally from Uruguay, famed photographer Ceci Gervaso has called Barcelona home for several years. She misses her home town but this beautiful house she’s been renting for almost four years has a special place in her heart. Gorgeous antique floor tiles and vintage furnishings are the perfect mix for this space.
Sep 8, 2017
An Interior Designer’s Beautifully Simple Barcelona Abode
Name: Mery Garriga Location: Barcelona, Spain. Size: 645 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting “Less is more” was the phrase Mies Van Der Rohe used to define a design ideal. It’s also the philosophy Mery, a Barcelona-based interior designer, focuses on in both her design business and her life at home. Soft colors, simple furniture and small details mark her style, and her home is the perfect showcase of her skills at elegant simplicity.
Aug 24, 2017
A Furniture Designer’s Super Cool Handmade Home in Spain
Name: Fer and dogs Deli and Wanda Location: Paiporta — Valencia, Spain. Size: 1,937 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned Fer, the incredible furniture designer and owner of Lebrel Furniture, is a gifted craftsman and a master of DIY. Through his company he designs (and makes by hand) beautiful, minimal furniture, mixing different types of wood and iron in original creations. There’s really not much he can’t make.
Jul 5, 2017
An All-White “Renewed Classic” Spanish Home
Name: Beatriz Traver Location: El Carmen — Valencia, Spain. Size: 1022 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting This splendid space was once owned by a Peruvian consul in the 1900s, and it features tall ceilings, gorgeous architectural details and one-of-a-kind elements — like painted-on floral designs on the bedroom floor. It’s the perfect space for an art historian like Beatriz.
Jun 28, 2017
A Creative Couple’s Sunny Spanish Home
Name: Raquel and Pedro Location: Ruzafa — Valencia, Spain. Size: 807 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned Raquel and Pedro’s Spanish home is flooded with natural light, filled with luscious green plants and is the perfect showcase for their handmade wares. They’re the creative couple who founded Canoa Lab, a “ceramic, jewelry, photography and word laboratory.
Jun 25, 2017
A Modern Renovated Spanish Home with Beautiful Tile Floors
Name: Marcial and Andrea Location: El Carmen — Valencia, Spain Size: 2045 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned While Marcial and Andrea’s beautiful home is a minimal and modern space today, that’s not how they found it. When they bought this home, it was in a dilapidated condition. Thankfully, Marcial’s brother runs a design firm, Boor Studio, and together he and the couple tackled the renovation.
Jun 20, 2017
A Creative Couple’s Vintage Eclectic Spanish Home
Name: Lucia and Jose Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 1291 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, renting Natural light bounces off of the high ceilings, patterned tile floors and other dazzling architectural features of this Spanish apartment, which serves as both the home and workspace for a creative, world-traveling couple. Lucia and Jose run Anker Prod, where they create videos for advertising and weddings.
Mar 29, 2017
Cool & Fresh Vibes in a Valencia, Spain Apartment
Name: Maria Manrique Location: L’eixample — Valencia, Spain. Size: 1400 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, renting Maria studied Fashion Design in Barcelona, but has always had a good eye for mixing designs. The home she’s been renting in Valencia for three years wasn’t created overnight; instead, she slowly collected simple but special pieces to craft the minimal look this home has.
Mar 26, 2017
A Gorgeous Spanish Home with a Vintage Soul
Name: Adela Location: Valencia, Spain. Size: 6,458 square feet Years lived in: 16 years, owned Adela is an interior designer and the owner of a beautiful furniture store named Vilmupa in Valencia. You can choose your own fabulous furnishings or let her advise you how to design and decorate your own home. And seeing how beautifully she’s created her own home, it’s clear she’d give great advice.
Feb 25, 2017
An Architect & Graphic Designer’s Minimal Spanish Flat
Name: Sonia Rayos and Ibán Ramón and their four kids Location: Ensanche, Valencia Size: 2238 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years Sonia and Ibán’s home illustrates a perfect harmony between two design disciplines. He is an award-winning graphic designer, and she’s an award-winning architect. They complement each other, and their family flat is full of functionality and great design.
Jan 24, 2017
A Sculptor’s Inspiring, Industrial Creative Space in Barcelona
Name: Antoni Yranzo Location: Poble Nou, Barcelona Size: 1076 square feet Years lived in: Owned Sculptor Antoni Yranzo creates art out of wood. His sculptures are simultaneously futuristic and retro feeling, lovely to look at. As a creative person, he needs a beautiful, unique place where he can work on his art pieces. He’s the owner of Casamitjana 15, “a studio-workshop that invites creativity, design, art and culture.
Nov 16, 2016
Organic Minimal Meets the Mediterranean Way of Life in Barcelona
Name: Noemi, Cristian and her dog Mel Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 539 square feet Years lived in: Renting 1 year A few years ago Noemi and Christian moved to Belgium for a new life. But they missed the pace and the light of Barcelona, so they came back. Though they started with nothing when they moved into this small rental apartment, sometimes new beginnings inspire you to create beautiful things. Christian is a lawyer and Noemi has her own business as a graphic designer.
Oct 7, 2016
This Color-Shifting Interior Design Studio Is the Stuff of Modern Dreams
Name: Masquespacio Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 1,076 square feet Years worked in: 3 years This incredible space has all the color. Masquespacio is an award winning creative consultancy created in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. Combining the two disciplines of their founders, interior design and marketing, this Spanish design agency creates branding and interior projects through a unique approach that results in fresh and innovative concepts.
Oct 4, 2016
A Colorful, Patterned Home in Barcelona
Name: Anna Hervera and her husband Location: L’eixample — Barcelona, Spain Size: 807 square feet Years lived in: Owned 3 years This simple but colorful home in the middle of Barcelona is sweet and genuine, like its owner. She loves uncomplicated things, but things that also feature a special detail. That’s why the entire house is calm and bright but each room has a je ne sais quoi element. Anna loves art, design and interiors, and you can feel that around the entire apartment.
Sep 26, 2016
A Simple & Bright Beach House on the Mediterranean Coast
Name: Alicia Peiró Location: Sagunto — Valencia, Spain, Size: 645 square feet Years lived in: Owned 11 years I don’t know if was the amazing and bright light, the warm materials or the sensation of being next to the Mediterranean sea, but this place completely stole my heart. Alicia, is an amazing photographer and her work is full of light, amazing stories and beautiful color. Her love for design is palpable in all the places of her home.
Sep 16, 2016
A Perfectly Patterned Retro Spanish Home
Name: Patricia, son and bunny (named Tim!) Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 1291 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned Patricia’s favorite color is turquoise. She loves it so much she filled her home with it, and the hue works perfectly with the beautiful light coming from windows. She’s a creative woman in love with crafts, and she traded in a previous career for her real passion; she created Saladas, a beautiful jewelry store inspired by the Mediterranean way of living.
Sep 8, 2016
A Designer’s “Scandinavian Meets Mediterranean” Barcelona Home
Name: Marina Senabre Location: Gracia — Barcelona, Spain Size: 536 square feet Years lived in: Renting 5 years Marina is an interior and graphic designer at La buhardi. She lives in the big city but her heart is in the island of Minorca, where she spends lots of time during the year. That’s why her home in the middle of Barcelona has a neutral, cozy Mediterranean look.
Aug 25, 2016
Tropical Vibes in a Sunny Barcelona Apartment
Name: Olga de la iglesia Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 1 year This is the home of a multi-talented creative woman living and working in Barcelona. Olga is an art director and photographer who heads up Refresco Caribe. She lives in both Spain and the Dominican Republic, which helps to explain the beautiful Caribbean atmosphere in her home.
Aug 18, 2016
A French Design Lover’s Home in Barcelona
Name: Hortense Giraud owner of My Barrio Location: Gracia — Barcelona, Spain. Size: 750 square feet. Years lived in: Rented, 1 year. A dynamic french girl named Hortense moved to Barcelona a year ago. She then decided to quit her job as a Design Studio Director for fashion brands and follow her heart to start her own business called My Barrio. With it, she’s created a community for design lovers who share her passion for the slow life and thoughtful products.
Aug 15, 2016
Nordic Inspiration Meets Modernism In a Gorgeous Barcelona Home
Minimal, modern style, a stunning must-see green kitchen, beautiful patterned tile and one cute kid.
Aug 9, 2016
A Writer’s Sweet & Simple Small Home in Spain
Name: Alma Andreu Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 645,835 square feet Years lived in: Renting 6 Months Alma has a sparkling personality and a sweet, minimal home, and over the years she’s worked different gigs—but writing is her passion. While working as a teacher, she began writing stories for kids. Her tales proved so popular that she decided to write professionally. Her blog is Soy la Forte and her first book is coming out next October.
Aug 5, 2016
Exquisite Architecture & Elegant Florals in a Fashion Designer’s Spanish Home
Name: Sandra Location: L’eixample — Valencia, Spain. Size: 3530 square feet Years lived in: Owned 5 years Sandra’s home is full of flowers. Incredible light and high ceilings frame floral patterns, shades of blue and elaborate tiles, which in turn add modernity to a space with stunning, classic architectural details. Sandra is a fashion designer and has her own brand, Kaif. She also has a beautiful store in Valencia where she sells all the pieces she creates.
Aug 2, 2016
An Artist Impeccably Blends Strong Colors & Art in her Panama Home
Name: Ana Elena Garuz Location: Panama City, Panama Size: 1712 square feet Years lived in: Owned 9 years There are amazing people around the world; people with extraordinary talent. Ana is one of them. This incredible Panamanian woman has great energy and knows how to transform it into beautiful art pieces. She’s a woman with good taste and she’s committed to everything she does. Art is Ana’s passion and she’s filled everything around her with that spirit.
Jul 30, 2016
2 Musicians Share a Vintage, Minimal Upstairs Apartment in Valencia
Name: Laura and Roberto Location: Ciutat Vella — Valencia, Spain Size: 904 square feet Years lived in: Rented 2 years. Laura and Roberto are a couple who likes it simple. For them, “less is more” is not just a phrase, it’s the way they built their home together. They are musicians with Uke, a band that plays soft and sweet music made with heart.
Jul 26, 2016
Modern & Contemporary in the Heart of Panama City
Name: Pilar Sinclair Location: Cinta Costera — Panama City, Panama Size: 1184 square feet Years lived in: Rented 1 year Panama City is a place of contrasts. And the Cinta Costera neighborhood is very modern, with the best views in the city. The Pacific Ocean is right in front of your eyes (you can almost jump in and take a dip!). Pilar has the incredible luck of waking up everyday with these views—as well as living in the colorful, playful home she’s created.
Jul 14, 2016
Old and New Mix in Panama City’s American Trade Hotel
Name: American Trade Hotel Location: Casco Viejo — Panama City, Panama. I had heard a lot of things about Panama, but when I’ve arrived I immediately knew this is a country full of contrasts. There are modern, cosmopolitan areas with views of the skyline and the ocean. Or you can get lost in the old neighborhood of Casco Viejo, where you can feel the history in the charming and colorful architecture. There a few things you can’t miss in Casco Viejo.
Jul 9, 2016
Artistic, Colorful Modernism in Panama
Name: Cisco Merel and Barbara Cartier Location: Panama City, Panama Size: 3013 square feet Years lived in: Owned 1 year Cisco Merel and Barbara Cartier are two young artists living in Panama City. They met years ago in Germany when both were working there, and they love travels, adventures and learning from other cultures and countries. They decided to settle in Panama, where Cisco has roots.
Jul 8, 2016
A Modern Industrial (and Cozy) Spanish Home
Name: Ana, Ximo and Blas Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 936 square feet Years lived in: Owned 2 years Anna is a social educator and Ximo works at a shipping company, and together they share this charming historic home in Valencia’s shopping district. They fell in love at first sight with this home, but some work was needed. It was dark and had no sense space, with lots of tiny rooms and a really low ceiling.
Jun 21, 2016
An Ocher-Colored, Art-Filled Home in Valencia
Name: Paty Martínez Location: L’eixample — Valencia, Spain Size: 2152 square feet Years lived in: Owned 35 years The ocher color is the star of this house, defining edges and warming rooms. Paty is a painter and loves art so much, you can feel that passion the second you meet her. Her strong personality shows through in her home and in her beautiful art studio, where you can see all the amazing paintings she creates.
Jun 20, 2016