sneak peek: casa radas / MisMAS


Five years ago, Cecile Carré founded MisMAS, an interior design studio, and adopted the concept of interior design for everybody. Based in Barcelona, the company provides a tapas-style “menu” with a lot of “plates” to choose from, depending on your budget. As with Cecile’s own home, “Casa Radas,” MisMAS mixes contemporary design with old things, while always respecting the existing structure and bringing new vision to spaces. The result is really interesting, and they love to work that way (check out Lisi and Adam’s sneak peek, which is also a result of MisMAS). Personally I love that, in order to achieve their style, they travel a lot to Morocco and France to find specific pieces of architecture and furniture. Thanks, Cecile! — Anne

Image above: Our house is still in a bit of a state of construction because we are always changing things — color, materials, doing it better and adapting it to our ideas of the moment. That’s the fun of our job! And with the addition of each member of our family, we’ve changed the spaces around.

Image above: This is an old architect’s table that was Bruno’s 30th birthday present. It is combined with a stool by Pepe Cortes, a famous interior designer in Barcelona. I love the Katagami on it, which was from my grandmother’s collection.

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Image above: Louise painting in the lunch room with a lot of drawings on the wall made by her and her brother. The light and chairs are originals from Vigo Magistretti, from my good friends Sophie and Didier’s shop.

Image above: The living room opens on a “patio” where we plant a lot of vegetation. The orange tree is as old as Louise. It’s a wonderful place to eat and play in summer. In Barcelona, it’s really a pleasure to have this kind of patio, because you can use it six months a year. There, we mixed a classic Moroccan carpet made buy the Azrout, in Moyen Atlas, with simple but BIG paper lamp. The sofa is a very, very old Ligne Roset . . . but still alive!

Image above: This is the kind of stuff I like to do with my daughter. She cuts the pieces, and I sew them. Together we decide on the design!  This fish is inspired [by] the Japanese ones, but this is made with Liberty and silk ribbon.

Image above: Louise’s room — really girly!

Image above: Gaspard and Gabriel’s bedroom. Upstairs, Gaspard plays peacefully with his animals and playmobiles and downstairs, Gabriel is free to go where he wants without a problem! We love carpets — this one is from Afghanistan.

Image above: This is one of Bruno’s paintings on the kid’s wall. It’s like the continuation of the vegetation of the patio coming inside of the house.

Image above: In our home there are two different zones: the day space and the night one, and in the middle there is the patio. We didn’t try to put the kids on one side. We like when they are in the living room, playing and around us. It gives lots of life to the space!

Image above: The kids’ rooms have the view on the garden. They also can stick their drawings on the wall. The curtains are made of saris we imported from India.

Image above: View of the patio from the terrace. We use concrete with natural pigment to give this special color to the floor. That’s the good thing when you restore your own place — you experiment.

Image above: Our house is a “true house” as Louise says — it has a staircase! Upstairs is our bedroom, and downstairs is the children’s.

  1. Sarah says:

    Such a relaxed and happy space. Not too studied. I love it – and I want to make a fish like that with my girl!

  2. Tara says:

    I love it – so full of life. I am jealous of everything about this place. Ack!

  3. Ok, now you’ve caused a real problem for me. I bumped into your DesignSponge by accident and will now have to keep up with it. It is too good to miss! Love the images–so many good, functional ideas. So much natural light, too–and I love having a view of plants growing around the terrace from those big windows.

    Lovely blog, Grace!

    1. grace says:

      thanks bbruno ;)


  4. claire says:

    I love this sooo sooo much. This is my idea of perfection!

  5. taylor says:

    Great place to grow up! What a wonderful family home.

  6. LOVE the kitchen island – like i need another reason to be in the kitchen :)

  7. Kimberly says:

    totally beautiful. I love how real and beautiful this home is!

  8. Anna says:

    Love the kitchen, all the light and how seamless the intergration of the kids are into the home. Feels very lived in and so beautfiul.

  9. Chelsey says:

    This is a stunning home! I love all the carpets and the sari curtains are to die for! The countertops (concrete?) are exactly what I would want if I could redo my kitchen!

  10. This place actually reminds me of Australia. The wattle in the vases, the open, breezy living and gorgeous colour everywhere. A lovely, artistic family as well.

  11. Rachel says:

    I’ve heard a lot of artists say that they are strongly influenced by the artwork in their childhood home. I love to imagine what these kids will grow up to create!

  12. melanie says:

    ahh its so pretty! love love love the living room. amazing!

  13. Tanya says:

    I love the concept of design for everybody! Sometimes I feel so detached from glossy magazines that feature $100,000 kitchen makeovers when I balked at the price of laminate! I love that designing for everyone is becoming more fashionable. This home is so cozy and well within the realm of reality!

  14. Wow, what a truly wonderful and creative family space! I love everything here, but the patio is just amazing!

  15. Magnettafel says:

    pretty…oh so pretty

  16. Me encanta!!! Preciosa!!!

  17. christina says:

    so relaxed and full of life! I especially like the pink-red Mexican paper cut-outs clustering on one ceiling like bougainvillea, and the balance of colors and light.

    Always have to wonder, though: what is it like for children who grow up in a gorgeous space like this? Do they go on to create their own beautifully designed homes with a new aesthetic in the future? Do they rebel by ignoring design when needing to put together their own adult home, especially if they are not designers by occupation? Or are they ejected from Eden and always nostalgic once they are out of their parents’ homes?

    regardless, a beautiful place to grow up and to live – thanks for sharing.

  18. Bob says:

    the Jamaica barstool is amazing anyone know were to get a cheep one!

  19. Oh wow, imagine being a little kid and growing up here,
    with all that color and fantastic art. I just love it.

  20. love this place — the comfy atmosphere and the way it revolves around the outdoors…

  21. Nicky says:

    I love this house, it’s so honest and looks truly lived in. I especially love the living space. If we were in the same city I think we’d be friends!

  22. Ron says:

    Love the kid’s room view of the garden… I must have a view of nature too! Feel closed in if I don’t

  23. whiteboard says:

    This is my idea of perfection


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