Mery & Mili’s Mix in Valencia

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Name: Mery and Mili, sisters and owners of Hinojo
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 220 square meters (2368 square feet)
Years lived in: 5 years

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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. Searching for a nice place, they found this amazing apartment that was exactly what they we’re looking for. It was definitely love at first sight.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

The eclectic style, the colors and the bright light; it’s the definition of a cool and modern home for two young sisters who love to spend time together and discover new things. But this is not only a home for two. They share the space with Jorge, Mery’s husband (an incredible illustrator and the owner of Lawerta) and their little son, Pascual.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

It’s a really dynamic house surrounded with amazing, colorful and bright elements. They are lovely, creative and vibrant people and you can feel it the second you open the door.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Mixing

Inspiration: We just love to see cool places, stores, etc. and create something special mixing it all.

Favorite Element: The dog lamp, a donation from a friend who went to live in another country.

Biggest Challenge: Furnish the house with a low budget and find special pieces.

What Friends Say: Some are surprised by the origin of the pieces. And others say that I have to work as an Interior Designer.

Biggest Embarrassment: “The room of horrors” A storage room filled with all the things that don’t have a place, almost like the one Monica has in the TV show Friends.

Proudest DIY: Two bedside tables that I bought on Ikea and I have customized entirely.

Best Advice: It’s better having just a few unique things than to have a lot things with no sense.

Dream Sources: Love to have a Sputnik lamp.



  • Beige Bruger in the entry.
  • Aqua intense in bedroom 2
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • A lamp from my grandmother.
  • Original art pieces from Maria Herreros, Inma Lorente and Oscar Garrido.
  • Furniture, yellow lamp and mirror found in the street.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • An original table from Pallés de Cerezo.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Antique balance from Buenos Aires.
  • The first piece of art from my son Pascual.
  • Flower pot made by me.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Map of South America from the ’60s
  • Bedside found in the streets.
  • Lamp from Habitat
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Original fixtures and tiles
  • An avocado plant.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Around the house are art pieces from Chris Delorenzo, Brosmind, Carla Fuentes, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Magicomora, etc.

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Thanks, Mery and Mili!