Let’s take a virtual trip to Barcelona, shall we? It’s on my list of places to visit (basically the whole world is on the list!). And if I do ever visit this fine Spanish city, I would love to stay in a Barcelona apartment like this one. The old architecture is enhanced by a minimalist, retro decorating style and a monochromatic color palette.
Step into the light and airy hallway that features a white and creamy color scheme, along with a pretty vintage mirror and elegant pendant lights. The hallway draws you in to explore more of this pretty space.
Don’t we all dream of a balcony view like this in the midst of the historic section of a European town? I remember seeing news videos of Europeans hanging out on their balconies during Covid. One such video featured a young man playing an instrument and singing to all of his neighbors. It was really touching and created a sense of hope at the beginning of a very uncertain and scary time. While we’re here, take a moment to enjoy the ceiling details in the living room of this elegant Barcelona apartment by photographer, Pavel. It looks like something out of a movie filmed during the golden era.
The elegant (but not overdone) light is set off by the most beautiful ceiling medallion. Barcelona is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and is growing in popularity as one of Europe’s trendiest cities. I would imagine an apartment like this is in high demand.
Furnishings are minimal, but stunning. This beautiful white chest with mirror exudes romance. A simple floral arrangement is all that’s needed for adornment. Oftentimes, simpler is better.
The apartment’s living room is open and adjacent to the dining area which enjoys its own balcony view. The wooden top of the table adds a bit of warmth while the carvings on it lend texture to the space. I could imagine enjoying an Italian dish and a fine bottle of wine right here – gazing out the window and enjoying the breezes as the sun sets.
Another charmingly unique, art deco light fixture graces the arched entry to the small but efficient kitchen.
The kitchen continues with the apartment’s creamy white palette. I wonder what’s behind the upper doors. A built-in cabinet? Maybe a window that’s shuttered?
I’m enamored with all the light fixtures in this apartment. Even the kitchen faucet is unique. Which reminds me, the new, vintage-looking plumbing fixtures for my downstairs claw foot tub finally arrived this week. They’d been on back order for months! I can’t wait to get that room done as soon as I can get the plumber over to install it.
The creamy white, monochromatic palette of the Barcelona apartment continues into the master bedroom. Note the sliding, slightly frosted doors that allow light to flow from the bedroom into the adjoining bathroom when the doors are shut. Clever! I also noticed how the bedroom window has both curtains and shutters, depending on how much light you want to block.
Here’s a view from the bedroom into the master bathroom. The soaker tub is partitioned from the sink, allowing complete privacy when you bathe.
The sink enjoys a simple wall faucet in a lovely gold patina.
Here’s a better glimpse of the bathtub. And now I’m wondering if that pair of doors is the opposite side of the doors above the kitchen sink. If it is, maybe this bathroom was something else at one time. Or perhaps it’s just more storage space.
I hope you enjoyed touring this Barcelona apartment and its creamy palette. It might be too colorless for some of you, but the architectural details are amazing.