Laia Arriols and Jaume Gibert live in Reus, Spain, a town about 100km south from Barcelona. They moved in seven years ago when Laia was pregnant with their second child and the house has evolved and changed a lot since then, each year they add new furniture and textiles. Laia jokes that the old couch is like a fifth member of the family – well loved, and one of the few pieces that has remained over the years. They wanted to create a home that is comfortable and useful and a place to live freely, not a museum where you can’t touch anything. They also wanted it to feel personal, so Laia’s own illustration work decorates the walls. After the birth of her daughters Joana (8) and Martina (7), Laia felt reconnected with her own childhood and creative expression. Last year she quit her job to to dedicate her time exclusively to Apanona, a name inspired by how her older daughter said “butterfly” when she was two. These days she has collaborations with l’Affiche Moderne, Camaloon, Decopeques, in addition to her own shop and blog. Thanks, Laia! –Anne
Image above: The wood plant holder is a family heirloom from my grandmother (from the 50s).
Click for more inside this Spanish home after the jump!
Image above: The bedroom furniture is Ikea (Malm series). The tree pictures of the room are my own work again, this time from the series Paper I did it in 2012.
Image above: Ikea drawer (Malm series), vintage Stratford on Avon pottery, and HeyStudio “Winter” poster.
Image above: I use my grandparents’ shelf to store some of my work (including my little red ridinghood poster), and some books and magazines on graphic design,
Image above: Landscape wall sticker by Apanona for Camaloon.
Image above: I chose this impactful red for the walls of the hall to remember an amazing afternoon we spent beside a little red lighthouse located in Cambrils, a village in the Mediterranean sea coast. The pictures of my children on the wall are from that day.