This Interior Designer’s Barcelona Apartment Is Simply Stunning

published Dec 1, 2023

This Interior Designer’s Barcelona Apartment Is Simply Stunning

published Dec 1, 2023
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It was the glorious architecture of this apartment building — a 19th-century modern Catalan-style with lots of balconies overlooking Barcelona — that first caught self-employed interior designer Shuli Tavori‘s eye. “High ceilings and indoor columns divide the space perfectly, and these things together give an elegant and relaxed feeling at home,” she writes.

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“I was very lucky to have found this house,” Tavori begins of her home hunt that kicked off in 2016. “In the beginning, I was looking through all the rental websites in Barcelona, but I couldn’t find anything; everything looked like an ‘IKEA’ house. After a few months I couldn’t find anything I liked, so I started walking around in neighborhoods where I wanted to live, looking at buildings.”

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“One of the days I went for a walk, just outside a very trendy neighborhood, behind a main plaza, on a very narrow street behind a big library, I saw a beautiful Modernismo Catalan building,” she continues.

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“I saw a small sign on one of the balconies that said ‘for rent’ and decided to go to the main entrance of the building on the other side of the street, and there I met the porter of the building, and he agreed to let me visit the home.”

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“It was big and spacious, completely empty, and just waiting for somebody to get in,” Tavori describes. Although she says it was a bit too big for just her, the price was affordable and fit her budget, so she went for it.

Thanks, Shuli!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.