A Fresh, Happy Holiday Apartment in Barcelona

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Located in Barcelona, Spain, the Tyche Apartment serves as a holiday residence for an Italian family. Designed by CaSA Colombo and Serboli Architecture in collaboration with Margherita Serbol, the property is housed within an Art Nouveau building in Barcelona’s Eixample district. The renovation rendered the original layout’s issue of too many small, separated spaces, isolating both ends of the apartment. The result is a colorful, relaxing home complete with three bedrooms and historical details intact.

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In order to make the most of the natural light, the apartment’s layout was completely reconfigured into more usable rooms. Light floods the living room, eating area, and kitchen which has white walls and restored original windows. False ceilings were removed to reveal the Catalan vaults that are a terracotta finish.

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Buildings of this era typically had hydraulic tile and the homeowners wanted to reintroduce it after removing the synthetic parquet floors. The new floors have a hexagonal pattern in the center portion of the room in fun, contemporary colors that match the decor.

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Overall, the palette throughout is white mixed with soft pastels giving a relaxing vibe.

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The pink in the floors matches the pink walls of the kitchen and hallway.

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Such a happy kitchen!

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Two white bedrooms accented with the same pink line the hallway.

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At the end of the hallway, hidden behind a pine facade, is the main bathroom.

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A bright sunny yellow is paired with white in the bathroom.

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Beyond the sliding door is the master suite which is highlighted by natural wood.

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Photos by Roberto Ruiz.