Floral Wallpaper and Lots of Green Foliage Make This Simple Spanish Rental Apartment Shine

published Oct 17, 2019

Floral Wallpaper and Lots of Green Foliage Make This Simple Spanish Rental Apartment Shine

published Oct 17, 2019
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Name: Ohiana Narvarte
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 1453 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

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Floral wallpaper, a soft color palette, and a row of leafy green pothos plants greet you in Ohiana Navarte’s rental apartment. She’s a psychiatrist, budding fashion designer… and clearly amazing at interior design, too. Her home in Valencia, Spain is also a great example of how to add a lot of visual impact without visual clutter. Using energetic, graphic wallpaper on the walls of many of the rooms means she can be minimal in her furnishings, while still creating a calming space that feels cozy.

Credit: Alicia Macias

The travels she does, the people she meets—everything in her life can work as an inspiration for her designs. In this sense, her rental apartment truly is a reflection of her personality. Gorgeous prints on the walls, bright natural light, and cute vintage furniture… it all comes together to create the perfect cocktail of a beautiful and original home.

Credit: Alicia Macias

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Style: I don’t like just one style. I need to change time to time with something that fits with the emotions and feelings I live in, in any moment of my life.

Inspiration: Nature.

Favorite element: The realistic painting on the living room wall by R.N.R.

Biggest challenge: The space to convey what I’m looking for.

Credit: Alicia Macias

What friends say: They say it’s quiet, shiny, and warm.

Biggest embarrassment: When it’s messy!

Biggest indulgence: When people come over and I can enjoy the space with them.

Best advice: Buy resistant plants.

Dream Sources: Flea markets of the area and antique dealers.


Credit: Alicia Macias


  • Desk, TV stand, coffee table, and sofa — Maison du Monde
  • Hydraulic rugs — Hidraulik
  • Lamps — Flea Market from Malasaña (Madrid)
  • Other stuff — IKEA and antique dealers.
Credit: Alicia Macias


  • Wallpaper — Van Gogh wallpaper
  • Desk and table — Maison du monde.
  • Decor — Buy in flea markets around the country.
Credit: Alicia Macias


Thanks, Ohiana!

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