Retro-modern apartment decorated for Christmas in Barcelona


This retro-modern apartment was beautifully renovated and decorated for Christmas by designer Pia Capdevila. The home is located in a centennial building in El Ensanche a district in the city of Barcelona, Spain. The interiors of this home features plenty of personality, to which the designer respected its magnanimous past. The key to the design was to change its interior layout to be more functional for family living. The irregular shape made the task more challenging, as was preserving all original elements.

This helped to provide a stately air about the spaces as well infusing more character, such as the barrel vaulted ceiling and trim work. After the renovation, the interiors showcase a retro and chic aesthetic, reflected in the preservation of the original floor tiling in the kitchen and the bedrooms. Some of the flooring was too deteriorated to preserve and had to be replaced, yet still evokes a stylish, cohesive look throughout.


The interior designer injected warmth into the home by selecting a wooden pallet, as seen in the flooring and trimwork, giving visual continuity throughout. Tearing down partitions and creating a more open and spacious layout was a tremendous change to the home. Additional changes included a large day area and an en-suite bedroom. There are three balconies connected to the apartment that overlooks the street level.


What We Love: This stylish retro-modern apartment offers beautifully preserved details and charming Christmas decorations. We hope you get some inspiration to help you decorate your own home, we are loving the simple, yet creative decor. As you look throughout the home, you will see hints of Christmas throughout… and some great design ideas. Continue on through this home tour, we hope you enjoy!

Readers, have you decorated your home yet for Christmas, or do you wait till closer to the date. Please share with us some of your families holiday decorating traditions.


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Above: The original preserved tiling can be seen in the kitchen. An aesthetically pleasing design, the kitchen showcases a white, red and black color palette.




Above: The master bedroom features a very irregular layout, where the designer created a bold distribution with amazing results. A seating area is grouped around an elegant fireplace. A large window brings in plenty of natural light and offers views to the outdoors. A romantic canopy bed has been placed in the center of the room. Behind the headboard is a free wall where the designer had floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes constructed. A beautiful, clean design aesthetic.


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Above: The en-suite master bathroom is accessed from the wardrobe area, offering a serene atmosphere. The design reflects a natural chromatic palette, where the textures of porcelain and wood take on a full role.


Photos: Mi Casa


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