While there's no shortage of design inspiration in Barcelona, designer Noé Prades was influenced by another bustling metropolis an ocean away when designing this apartment. He channeled some of the signature design elements of one of the clients' hometowns (Miami) for the renovation, introducing art deco-inspired details, as well as natural hues and materials.
"The goal was to create a cool space without giving up warmth," says Prades. "For this we have created a palette of colors and a selection of materials that combine with each other and provide a modern and fresh yet cozy and natural character." The living and dining areas were kept bright and airy with white walls and soft textures such as a shag rug and pale blue dining chairs. Prades opened up the spaces, connecting the kitchen to the dining area and allowing light to flow in to the rest of the apartment.
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While the public spaces are contemporary and a bit minimalist, Prades made the private spaces fun and lively. Palm tree wallpaper and cane accents add tropical flair to the bedrooms and colorful geometric tile energizes the bathrooms. From the arched and curved accents that nod to art deco style to the vivid hues and beachy prints, the apartment is the perfect mix of modern and Miami.
The kitchen was opened up to the dining area and updated with custom pale green cabinets. Prades installed arched oak doors leading to the bedrooms and baths.
In the main bedroom, a cane headboard is set against a tropical Ananbô wallpaper. Prades installed simple oak shelves as a space-saving alternative to nightstands.
The firm designed the bedroom's custom cabinets using oak and lacquered wood.
The guest bedroom features another Ananbô wallpaper, which covers the custom cabinet doors.
The ensuite bathroom is lined with handmade hydraulic tile and matching salmon pink paint. Prades designed the mirrors and selected brushed gold fixtures to complement the pink.
The guest bathroom also uses geometric tile and matching paint, this time in blue. Woven objects are displayed above a Carrara marble shelf.