The living room and dining room of this fabulous penthouse located in the upper area of Barcelona is presented as a space of generous dimensions, in which it is possible to integrate both rooms or separate them, thanks to the installation of the sliding doors that we designed for this purpose.
These doors made by our team of interior designers are not only structural elements, they are part of the carefully studied interior design and decoration project we carried out. Made of American oak wood in combination with glass fronts and large semicircular handles, they add elegance and sophistication to a space that stands out for the use of neutral colours with some accents of colour in textile accessories.
Two sofas upholstered with Les Créations de la Maison fabric and a large double armchair compose the seating in the living area, as a very cosy and comfortable space for conversation and socialising.
Renovation of a design duplex penthouse in Barcelona's uptown area
The modern architecture that we introduced in the renovation of the Vibar penthouse speaks for itself.
In this interior design and decoration project, the Molins Design team faced different architectural challenges. Among all the objectives set for this interior design proposal in Barcelona, we would highlight the optimisation of the distribution of the whole house. Essentially, what was required was to turn the house into a much more efficient and practical home for its owners.
To this end, certain rooms and areas of this designer duplex penthouse were substantially modified. For example, we made it possible to walk through the entire house circulating around the central patio; both on the outside, through its 360º terrace, and on the inside. Both routes, free of circulation, provided a great deal of fluidity and a privileged connection with the exterior.
Dining room cabinet elevation
The dining area, spacious and bright, is presented in the same chromatic range as the living room, although the color touches are more evident, thanks to the placement of important pieces such as the suspended dinner service unit in metallic orange, custom-made by Molins Design, the matching chairs and the silk and viscose rug, also in orange, in combination with the rest of the pieces and neutral tones.
The large table made of brushed American oak and the display cabinets, made by our design team, stand out.
The suspended lamps are the Suspension Galaxie model by Thierry Vidé, a spectacular design made of polished stainless steel, which allowed us to add more sophistication to the space.
The design of this kitchen has been conceived under the premise that its owners are great lovers of cooking, as it is one of their main hobbies.
At the same time, it is a kitchen that must serve a large family with children, which is why the integrated dining room has been given a certain importance, as its use is very intense.
The kitchen connects directly with the outdoor dining room, which has been covered with a glass enclosure that can be completely opened and closed according to the desired temperature and wind protection.
A complete pantry with cellar
The large pantry-type cellar is a space for conserving and storing foodstuffs, creating a fully functional space without forgetting the aesthetic aspect. The large window on one of the sides allows plenty of natural light to enter, as well as fantastic views of the city and the urban vegetable garden located on the terrace.
Domestic wine cellars have become a common resource in our interior design projects, as we did for this house.
Properly planning the type of space to be used for the storage of wines and cavas is essential for their proper conservation, so we analysed all the requirements carefully to offer our clients the best features.
“We relocated the staircase to achieve a proper transition between the two floors".
The biggest handicap of our intervention was to solve the connection between both floors.
Previously, the staircase had been located in the living room, taking up usable space on both levels. To solve this problem, we decided to move the staircase to the hall, thus achieving two substantial improvements.
Firstly, we recognized the hall as a useful and independent space. Secondly, we achieved a smooth transition between floors that had not existed before.
With this decision, we managed to create a piece of great transitional and decorative value in the house. Nevertheless, one of the great jewels of this refurbishment is in the floor, for which we chose a herringbone parquet that allowed us to combine a modern floor with the elegance of the classic floor.
A relocated staircase
The master suite has been conceived as a space where the separation between the bedroom area and the bathroom and dressing room block is achieved by the wardrobes in the dressing room area.
The wardrobes doors compose a rhythmical panel sequence that aims to break up the monotony that could be caused by the dimensions of the space.
The bedroom’s interior design is elegant and sophisticated and stands out for its use of sober shades of brown, stone and copper. To design the bespoke headboard we chose Lizzo’s Skyline Galuchat fabric, a cloth that gives a lot of class and style to the bedroom, perfectly matched with the chosen fabrics to make the curtains and decorative cushions.
The bedside tables are an exclusive design by Molins Design and are made of American oak veneer with metal corner brackets fitted at its angles with metric iron screws, all lacquered in matt color.
For the main bathroom’s design, we wanted to highlight the shower’s importance by installing a decorative porcelain tile by Mutina for the wall coverings, which can be seen through the transparent shower enclosures.
On the other hand, in the toilet and bidet area, we sought to provide greater privacy with the translucent screen, which at the same time allows natural light to enter.
The vanity unit is an in-house design in American oak veneer and a backlit mirror with antifogging treatment and a snow-white worktop by Krión.
The youth bedroom in this project stands out for the functionality of the elements that compose it, such as the furniture designed by our team for the work area, the wardrobes, the trundle bed and the headboard, with side niches, and the colour details, in blue and red for the set of sheets and the ergonomic swivel chair chosen, respectively.
In this youthful bathroom, the shower cladding choice stands out; a porcelain tile with a classic Ornamenta tailoring fabric graphic that contrasts elegantly with the materials we chose for the bathroom furniture designed by our team, and the matching flooring and cladding of the rest of the room.
Vibar is a duplex penthouse with a dream terrace. Due to its spectacular views of Barcelona city, we saw the need for a total renovation of its outdoor space. In this sense, we created a modern chill out type terrace and therefore, we placed wicker furniture suitable to withstand any inclement weather.
To accommodate the outdoor dining area, we designed an outdoor pergola in solid iroko wood varnished with water-based varnish, with metal wall supports and matt laminated glass attached to the aluminium profiles, to which we placed a table with a steel base by Andreu World, some dining chairs by the same firm, and two suspended lamps in a black finish by Marset.
Water also became an essential element of the refurbishment. For this reason, a natural water fountain was installed in the centre of the terrace, made of Black Zimbabwe granite by Cosentino joined pieces, which is accompanied by incredible elongated iron sheet planters, both elements designed by our interior designers.
The spaciousness of this terrace allowed us to include a seating area with stunning views of the city.
To design it, we chose anthracite-colored outdoor furniture with a wooden structure, as well as Kettal’s puff-tables with storage, to create the perfect outdoor space to relax and chill out with the city as a background.
The upper floor, intended for an office, home cinema and reading area, is much more spacious with the reformulation of the staircase.
With this architectural intervention, we avoided having an element in the middle of the room, which allowed us to gain meters and re-layout the space with much more freedom.
To design the office area, we created a backlit bookcase open on both sides, where old cameras and books are displayed, and a generous desk, both pieces custom-designed by Molins Design.
In the home cinema area, we created a large bookcase in anthracite gray, reupholstered an existing armchair with fabric from Les Créations de la Maison and incorporated comfortable and cozy sofas in gray, to enjoy great moments with the family in a relaxed way.