This natural and serene home by interior designer Ana Genero is inspired by farmhouses in the region, integrating well with its surroundings in Empordà, an historical region of Catalonia, Spain. With a sober interior and a wild garden, the property is a haven of calm. The homeowner wished to have a natural home that conveys tranquility, where the whole family can relax and enjoy. The interiors have an air of zen, with a combination of vaulted ceilings, concrete floorings and lime plastered walls, all very open to the gardens. The designer created essential spaces without sacrificing either warmth or functionality. Reclaimed materials have been used in elements throughout the home. Natural textures such as pine adds character to the interior spaces and will age well. Rustic furnishings and vintage pieces helps to make the home feel like it has been here for centuries. An open plan living, kitchen and dining area is very much the center of family life. The home was built by architect Lluís Auquer with the principles of bio-architecture. The home is south facing with solid walls and large opening to allow sunlight to warm up the spaces in the winter. In the summer, windows and the lush gardens ventilate and filter the light, cooling the home. Outside there are two porches that offer shady spaces, one to dine el fresco and the other a wonderful living space to relax.
There are so many things we love about this home: from the rustic details to the barrel vaulted ceiling in the kitchen; the indoor-outdoor connection to the stunning gardens and outdoor living spaces and the location of the home isn’t too shabby either. What do you think? What features of this home are your favorite? Please share with us your thoughts in the comments below!
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Photos: El Mueble
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