Name: Verónica and Pol
Location: Sant Antoni Quarter — Barcelona, Spain
Size: 290 square feet
Years lived in: Rented for 3 years
Veronica and Pol's flat isn't very big. But it is organized, designed and decorated with such great taste that, when they tell you they work in design, you believe it!
They both studied technical architecture and architectural visualization in school (Veronica also studied interior design) and currently they are both working for Nood, their own arch viz and 3D rendering studio.
Their day-to-day is full of design and order, neatness, straight lines and charm, as is their small but smart space. They live with their two cats, Greta and Rita, the real owners of the sofa and the carpet.
Life is peaceful in their tiny and cozy world, the perfect symbiosis of style and teamwork. And the phrase "less is more," though it may sound cliché, fits perfectly in the case of Veronica and Pol's house.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Scandinavian, clean, with some color spots.
Inspiration: The episode of my life when I was living in Stockholm (says Veronica), it was short but intense; I drenched myself in their culture, way of life and style. I came back to Barcelona but I took all that with me.
Favorite Element: The Cestita lamp from Santa & Cole. It has always been one of my favourite pieces and I never thought I would find an original one from 1962.
Biggest Challenge: Trying to fit a home plus a working space for two in such a tiny, tiny space.
What Friends Say: That I got it! Nobody trusts me when I tell them the square meters of this apartment.
Biggest Embarrassment: No embarrassments at all!
Proudest DIY: Achieving a place where I stay between 20-24 hours almost daily and not only not hating it, but loving it.
Biggest Indulgence: A wardrobe almost bigger than the room.
Best Advice: If you have a small apartment, try to have everything in perfect order, otherwise, even a single tiny thing out of place can make it look messy.
Dream Sources: An Aalto tea trolley.