A Small Spanish Space Shows How to Craft a Warm, Interesting Home While Being Minimal

published Sep 10, 2020

A Small Spanish Space Shows How to Craft a Warm, Interesting Home While Being Minimal

published Sep 10, 2020
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Name: Alicia, Jorge, Miguel, and dogs Nova and Truman
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 969 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

Alicia Macias, the co-founder of Spain-based photography and art direction company BaconStudio, is also one of our Apartment Therapy contributors. She brings us beautiful house tours from Spain, capturing spaces that are light-filled, airy, and ultra inspiring. All elements that are also found in the home she shares with her partner Jorge, their son Miguel, and their dogs Nova and Truman.

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Like many of the spaces she photographs for us, her home is sunny and full of architectural character, like a brick wall and wood beams. It’s a simple space, but one where raw materials, soft colors, and natural materials take center stage. You could certainly call it minimal, but thanks to their young and vibrant family, this is a home filled with a lot of life and love, even if it’s not full of a ton of stuff. For Alicia, it’s essential that decorating has a personal point of view. “It’s not about the ultimate trends,” she says. “I prefer to build a home while being faithful to my own feelings and needs. I believe in creating comforting rooms where we can spend time in with a slow and calm spirit.”

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Style: Simple, comfy, and natural.

Inspiration: I get my inspiration from a lot of traditional cultures. I love the earthy and raw materials from nature, like of course the Mediterranean, as well as cozy spaces.

Favorite element: The natural light, and the antique feeling of the original brick wall and wooden beams.

Biggest challenge: Keeping the house simple and minimal how I like it, with all the baby things around.

What friends say: They feel comfortable and at home.

Biggest embarrassment: It’s not always so neat and clean. We have a kid, two dogs, and a cat… so you can imagine how fun it is.

Biggest indulgence: We love to spend time in our room. The fresh air is amazing and the light is perfect for shooting our family pics.

Best advice: Be faithful to your own taste and feelings; that’s the only way a house can be perfect for you.

Dream Sources: I love artisanal brands that make things with love and care.



  • Dining table — Maison du Monde
  • Chairs — Vintage shop
  • Entrance furniture — IKEA
  • Decor and special objects — From travels and friends gift


  • Lamp — From a traditional store in the Spanish Coast
  • Mirror — Found on second hand store from Valencia
  • Side tables — IKEA
  • Mirror — Maison du Monde
  • Little wood bench — Natura Casa


  • Crib — IKEA
  • Little kitchen — Zara Home
  • Carpet — Liderlamp
  • Rattan chair — From a traditional Spanish store
  • Bedlinen — Made by my mom

Thanks Alicia and family!

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