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
Sonia’s Bright, Modern Loft in Spain
Name: Sonia Sabnani Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 1076 square feet (100m2) Years lived in: Rented 3 months Sonia is a fashion photographer who creates bright, modern scenes. Images of style and a touch of rebelliousness inspire her work, as well as how she decorated her beautiful loft. Bright white walls are punctuated by accents of pink and green colors. Everything is in its place. All the incredible photographs in this loft? Taken by her.
Apr 30, 2019
Nacho & Lorena’s Modern Home on the Spanish Coast
Name: Nacho and Lorena Location: Alicante, Spain Size: 2152 square feet (200 square meters) Years lived in: Owned 9 months Husband and wife Nacho and Lorena not only have a beautiful home, they also have a big heart. They’re both founders of Aprenent, a center that helps kids with autism, where they create training courses and use psychology as a resource to improve relationships.
Apr 30, 2019
Mery & Mili’s Mix in Valencia
Name: Mery and Mili, sisters and owners of Hinojo Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 220 square meters (2368 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years Mery and Mili are two sisters who love food and spend time together cooking healthy and creative meals. They are owners of Hinojo, a food blog they started a few years ago. They share a lot of recipes you can enjoy with family and friends (or just make and enjoy yourself.) They are from Argentina but came to Valencia looking for a change.
Apr 30, 2019
Esther & Álvaro’s Bright, Book-Filled Spanish Home
Name: Esther, Álvaro and Aníbal Location: Ruzafa — Valencia, Spain Size: 840 square feet (78 square meters) Years lived in: Owned 3 years Esther and Álvaro met seven years ago in London when Esther was working as a journalist. Soon after, they opened Gnomo, a hip retail store in the fashionable neighborhood of Ruzafa.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Apr 30, 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.
Apr 30, 2019
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.
Mar 1, 2019
A Macrame Maker’s Stunning Spanish Home
Name: Laura and Carlos Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 160 square meters (1722 square feet) Years lived in: 3 years Like the lovely, hand-made macrame that Laura makes for her company Nuga Laura describes her home as a”typical home from a neighborhood called “El ensanche” in Valencia, Spain,” but her home is anything but typical for design lovers.
Feb 19, 2019
An Artist’s Warm & Cozy Studio in Spain
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.
Feb 19, 2019
Ruben’s Small, Minimal Home in the Center of Valencia
Name: Ruben Sales Bellmunt Location: El Carmen — Valencia, Spain Size: 645 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Ruben is an interior designer from Valencia, creating incredible spaces through ephemeral architecture. He decided to buy a house with a lot of light; he found this incredible apartment in the center of the city. He has no doubt it was made for him. He renovated it, but respected the structure.
Feb 19, 2019
Teresa’s Simple & Sweet Spanish Home
Name: Teresa Location: Valencia, Spain Size: 1022 square feet (95 m2) Years lived in: Owned 3 years With a big smile and friendly attitude, Teresa is the kind of person you connect with immediately. The second she opened that door, I could see a reflection of who she is in every corner of this beautiful home. This creative and colorful place was created with a lot of care. Almost all the furniture pieces are inheritances from family, but she know’s how to mix everything in an original way.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019
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.
Feb 19, 2019