A Barcelona Apartment Is a Mix of Cultures, Art, Restored Furniture and More

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Living room with gallery wall above the couch
Credit: Grace Medina
The living room area is the most used in the house.

Name: Juliana Sarria, husband, and two boys
Location: Barcelona, Sarria-San Gervasi
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 2,045 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Credit: Grace Medina
Our brightly colored dining room. One of my favorite items, the pineapple, is by a Colombian artist.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We are a family of four: My husband, Rafa, myself, Juliana, and our two boys, Matias and Tadeo.

Credit: Grace Medina

We are originally from Latin America. My husband and I are from Colombia and our boys were born in Mexico. We’ve moved around for a while, and after the U.S., our latest stop is Barcelona.

Credit: Grace Medina

My house represents our roots, our home away from our homeland, but at the same time it shows the influence living in other countries has had in our lives. It also shows our family history and my love for furniture. I have been working on [furniture] restoration for a while and my pieces are with us. My house is definitely us.

Credit: Grace Medina
Another chair I restored.

I have a mix of colors; I am into bright colors and I don’t mind combining them. I like art and wherever we travel I always try to buy local artists’ art and add it to our life story.

Credit: Grace Medina
Reading corner, another favourite spot.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cozy and eclectic. Mexico, Colombia, and Spain in one space.

What is your favorite room and why? My living room because of the light and a little reading corner.

Credit: Grace Medina
The last thing I got for my house, this Italian chair, was restored by me.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I added to my home was an Italian chair that I restored a few months ago.

Credit: Grace Medina
The pink bird in the entryway called "Maria Mulata" is by a Colombian artist.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Show yourself in your house. Make it comfortable for you and use colors that you really like.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.