House Call: Priscilla's Eclectic Flat

House Call: Priscilla's Eclectic Flat

Aaron Able
May 4, 2009

Name: Priscilla
Location: Valencia, Spain

I feel very proud of my apartment because it was completely empty when I rented it 2 years ago. I did not want to spend much money so I made myself many things like recycled furniture, lamps, pictures and used some objects for an unusual function — each thing has a different history and that´s exactly what I like. When I feel low of energy I completely change the set of all furniture so my friends always find a surprise. It is fun to try find the perfect balance of colors, styles and objects...

My place — especially the lounge in loft-style — is really influenced by Moroccan and Indian styles and also by natural and colorful things found in the forest, on the beach, in flea markets or bought around the world in my work travels. I also like the traditional rustic-Spanish style, found in some little details, especially the terrace.

Since the original main space is really open and rectangular, I found many difficulties for separating kitchen, eating and relaxing areas in order to avoid the wide-corridor sensation. It was also a challenge to set the furniture in a way that does not make the space narrow.

The flat has 2 more rooms, a studio (after the crystal door you can see on photos) and 2 bathrooms, in total 120 square meters.

For the main bedroom I tried to get the most relaxing atmosphere I could, using natural colors and textures. The bed heading is made of the rest of the garden fence that I did not used for covering the terrace wall, for example. The chest was found on the rubbish as a traditional pine wood chest, without handlers; also the golden lamp was an old grandmother lamp found on the street, the bead string hanging to switch-on is part of a collar I broke accidentally...You can see everything is plenty of imagination and creativity to fix and give another chance to every object I like...

The only thing I do not like is that my landlord does not allow me to paint the walls in colors...but this forced me to give the atmosphere focusing in other aspects.

I hope you like my flat!

Thanks, Priscilla!

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