Teresa’s Simple & Sweet Spanish Home

updated Feb 19, 2019
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Name: Teresa
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 1022 square feet (95 m2)
Years lived in: Owned 3 years

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With a big smile and friendly attitude, Teresa is the kind of person you connect with immediately. The second she opened that door, I could see a reflection of who she is in every corner of this beautiful home. This creative and colorful place was created with a lot of care. Almost all the furniture pieces are inheritances from family, but she know’s how to mix everything in an original way.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

This teacher with a creative soul tried to create and space full of life with a lot of memories from the past. She loves striking colors, so you can see details in red, yellow, green… The mix of old and new pieces is a great choice. And the home is surrounded by a wonderful atmosphere of bars and restaurants in a cool and young neighborhood in Valencia.

The light fills all the rooms in a warm and sweet way. It’s a simple but very special home. Made with heart and showing off Teresa’s personality, this is a special place to live in.

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Romantic, vintage, reusing and recycling old furniture.

Inspiration: Magazines, my mother’s ideas, blogs, Pinterest, the internet in general.

Favorite Element: The dining table with cubes on the wall.

Biggest Challenge: Restoring a sewing machine table.

What Friends Say: Nice home with lots of light, with many details, it’s a cozy place, they like to take ideas to their own homes.

Biggest Embarrassment: none.

Proudest DIY: Restoring the chest of drawers.

Biggest Indulgence: During the summer or sunny days when the balcony with plants is open and light enters the house. Love this view from the living room.

Best Advice: Simplicity.

Dream Sources: I’m not very interested in a special brand or furniture. When I have an idea I usually look for cheaper options. Like restoring old furniture or going shopping to markets until I find the best option, cheap and nice.



  • Swimmers illustration from Cachetejack.
  • Clock, chest of drawers and mirror from Ikea.
  • Pictures by Asher B. Durand and frames for Ikea.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Couch from La Oca.
  • Yellow side table from Habitat.
  • Stool with plants from Habitat and Ikea.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Two Thonet chairs. Bought in the Seventies by my parents.
  • Two old chairs restored and inherited from a relative.
  • Table and wall cubes from Ikea.
  • Bookcase from Ikea.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Side table and wall shelves form Ikea.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Nightstand from Ikea.
  • Lamp from Ikea.
(Image credit: Alicia Macias)


  • Bookcase, table, chair and wall shelve from Ikea.
  • White table from Habitat.
  • Typewrite Olivetti Estudio 45. Bought by my mother during the Seventies.
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Teresa lives in a cozy apartment in vibrant neighborhood of Valencia, surrounded by bars and restaurants. (Image credit: Alicia Macias)

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Thanks, Teresa!