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A Colorful Barcelona Home Uses Some of Our Favorite Brands

Go inside an innovative and stylish remodel designed with Zara Home and Ikea.

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When a couple with two children purchased a former industrial space in a desirable Barcelona neighborhood, they had a plan to turn the property into multiple residences. But that’s as far as their idea went — it was up to Egue y Seta to make it a reality.
The team developed a plan to convert the single large space into two single-bedroom flats and a studio, which they knew “needed to have the basics, of course, but also needed natural lighting and ventilation.” Once those basics were outlined, including centralized kitchens, Eque y Seta also made sure that materials were “durable, practical, and easy to maintain.”

As simple as this reality may seem, it didn’t come easy. The firm ran into issues with the technical feasibility of water drainage, which altered the layout several times. And after changes in cabinetry, the look of the kitchens switched, too. But maybe that’s the beauty of a simple idea: it can take on a life of its own. Now, the first unit’s cozy 800 square feet is a showcase of ingenuity and style.

The home’s first impression is the dining room, which boasts a custom-made table illuminated by Ikea lamps. RÅSKOG stools, also by Ikea, pull up to the kitchen’s island bar.

It was important that the soul of the home matched its neighborhood. In the kitchen, micro-concrete by Futurcret and Recer tiles grace the walls while Bticino plugs and switches add a utilitarian perspective to the mix.

The kitchen opens up into the living room, where Anticato pavement floors and PCV oak laminate meet and are covered by a Skuhi area rug. A Habitat ceiling light hangs overhead.

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Cozying up is easy with this Vivonita sofa and coffee table combo. Micro-concrete by Futurcret covers the vertical surfaces of the space.

The home’s living area leads to its bathroom.

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A Roca sink and toilet contrast against wooden cabinetry with leather pulls. Vegetation by Hanspeter adds a living element to the space.

Textures come together in the bathroom, from the floor-to-ceiling subway tiles on the wall to the concrete and wood floors.

Natural light falls on an Ikea bed topped with cushions from Zara Home. A Maisons du Monde side table rests an arm’s distance away.

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Bedroom storage is a breeze with the custom made shelves that flank the bed. A pouf from Zara Home softens the space.

This story was originally published by Hillary Jackson for Hunker.

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