As soon as Lisi and Alex knew they were expecting, the time had come for them to look for a home of their own. The only requirements were that it had a soul, a story, and a history. The minute they stepped foot in this house, which is just 15 minutes from the heart of Barcelona, they new this they’d found their home. With the old floors, old windows and high ceilings, it was the perfect place to start a family- but it needed a little work. So they teamed up with Mis-Mas, an interior design studio based in Barcelona, to help with the refurbishment. Lisi and Adam loved the way Mis-Mas respected the old construction, while making the new design changes look contemporary and organic to the home’s original style at the same time. Thanks to Lisi and Adam and Javier Almar for his photography. (and special thanks to Cecile)! –Anne
Image above: The dining room is the heart of the house. The wooden table is the center of our universe: on top we have toys, dried flowers, food, glasses, our phones, the newspaper, our mail… and sometimes even Simón, who is now 18-months old. Everything gets put there as soon as it arrives in the house. The more activity, the better, the dirtier, the more stories it has to tell. It’s a piece of furniture that is alive.
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Image above: I love the great big windows and the view of the neighbor’s garden, full of trees and beautiful flowers (and a very lovely cat I salute everyday). It’s nice in autumn and in spring, but in the summer it gets very hot and in winter it’s very cold – that’s the price we pay for not changing the old windows!
Image above: Simón’s room is the place where I want to be the most unorganized. I love to see things on the floor: coloring materials, papers, books, Woody from Toy Story, Mr Potato Head. I have birds and butterflies on the door, on top of his bed and on his changing table- it’s a place where these animals must fly, like his imagination. And a must is the fluffy off-white rug where he can play.
Image above: The bathroom is my private and public space. In the morning it’s “mom and dad’s territory”. At night, Simón joins in. We take a bath together every night and we play with the bubbles, floating books and all his animal sea toys. It’s one of my favorite places to be since it also has two big windows overlooking our neighbor’s beautiful garden. While I wash my hair, I stare out to the greenery and it makes me want to go out into the world happier.
Image above: The rooftop is a bit of heaven in the city. We play, take care of the plants and watch them grow and bloom. We also like to spy on the little birds that stop by and enjoy seeing an open sky above us.