Dynamic Details Define a Chic and Simple Barcelona Remodel

Dynamic Details Define a Chic and Simple Barcelona Remodel

Lula Poggi
Mar 23, 2018

Name: Anna
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Size: 754 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, owned

Anna has a degree in geography and has worked for 13 years as a publicist for IKEA, but after finally finishing her apartment's two year-long renovation, I think it's safe to say she also has quite the passion and expertise for design.

Responsible for all of the design decisions in the 754-square-foot space, the biggest priority was a roomy and functional kitchen. She chose to have a glass partition installed between it and the dining room to help visually divide the spaces, but keep the light flowing.

Though the entire space is full of charm and warmth, it's the details that make this apartment so one-of-a-kind, from the quirky vintage furniture pieces, colorful splashes of art, and amazing, intricate door handles.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: I would say eclectic. I like to mix retro with modern elements.

Inspiration: Apartment Therapy! It was really helpful seeing real homes when I was doing the renovation. It gave me some nice ideas.

Favorite Element: The retro cabinet in the living room. It belonged to my grandfather. He used to have it in his bedroom and now it feels like a part of him lives with me.

Biggest Challenge: Layout. Thinking about the best way to lay out the apartment without losing everything I wanted to put in it. I think I got it!

What Friends Say: They said it's cute and warm. I love having people for dinner.

Biggest Embarrassment: The bathrooms! One is too small, where I keep the cleaning products, and the other needs more storage, which I didn't install at the time of the renovation.

Proudest DIY: The whole remodel! I'm very proud of myself, coming up with everything all by myself.

Biggest Indulgence: The handles of my bedroom door. They were really expensive but I wanted them very badly. They are an iconic element of Barcelona.

Best Advice: Try to be practical. Think where and how you are going to use the things in your apartment. Pay attention to the lighting.

Dream Sources: Seneca Street in Barcelona, Maison du monde, and Natura.


White lockers — Ikea
Book Shelves — es.pilma.com
Desk Chair — From a trip
Desk — Vinçon
Desk Lamp — Ikea

Side table — habitat.net
Sofa — Ikea
Coffee Table — naturaselection.com
Arm chair — Ikea
Pillows — zarahome.com
Carpet — Ikea
Vintage Cabinet — inherited from Anna's grandfather
Ceiling lamp — domesticoshop.com
Fan — Vinçon
Magazine rack — naturaselection.com
Book Shelves — es.pilma.com

Bed Side table — habitat.net
Lamps — naturaselection.com
Linen and pillows — zarahome.com

Table — Base from habitat.net
Thonet chairs — Vintage
Gray and yellow chairs — superestudio.com
Centerpiece — flyingtiger.com
White cabinet — Ikea
Ceiling lamp — domesticoshop.com

Acapulco yellow chair — maisonsdumonde.com
Carpet — zarahome.com
Wicker Puff — zarahome.com
Lamp — habitat.net
Pillows — calmahouse.com

Thanks, Anna!

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