This loft house has a kitchen with an island built from large format porcelain tiles.
The original design of the cabinets and the drawer fronts of the low modules, lacquered in cream, were manufactured to open and close independently. Therefore, we obtain an automated kitchen in which it is much easier to cook and perform daily cleaning tasks.
Urban whim converted into loft house
The loft house that we present is a small urban whim with all the luxury of details.
This penthouse located in the Tres Torres district of the city of Barcelona has a very peculiar interior design, with open spaces arranged efficiently.
Originally, the house offered a traditional distribution, with many compartmentalized and dark rooms. So we decided to propose a diaphanous distribution, to make the most of the amplitude and natural light provided by the large window that occupies the entire wall of the living and dining area.
In fact, one of the main objectives of this intervention was to improve the practicality of each of the rooms in the home, thus converting them into avant-garde areas with a fresh style, with which to bring greater sense of well-being to its inhabitants.
To achieve this, our team of interior designers and architects worked intensively on the ‘open space’ concept. In addition to making the most of the available space.
Both the sofa and the coffee table are elements designed and created by our team.
The table includes a simple L-shaped base, which rests on a glass box, while the sofa combines both color and style with the color of the room, including a play of textures that make it a very comfortable piece.
The spectacular living room serves as a starting point to design this loft house in Barcelona, communicating with the rest of the floor. The dimensions of the space allow us that both the living area and the dining room, the office and the kitchen are fully connected, creating a wide area in which the fluidity generated between the different activities that take place in a harmonious and functional way stands out.
Taking advantage of a wall shot with exit to the outside, we placed a large format gas fireplace. An element that, together with the furniture of the television, recreates one of the most interesting spaces of the house.
In addition, and at the request of the customer, a bookcase was added to improve domestic storage. A reading area that gains prominence within the space, thanks to its wooden structure in natural oak and its backlit shelves. To finish the intervention of the living room, we located two niches or recesses embedded in the wall, which include artistic pieces of sophisticated decoration.
The origin of loft houses
The concept ‘loft’ arises in the mid-20th century in large cities of the United States, when artists-painters, sculptors, photographers and all kinds of creatives-leave the center of cities to move to the periphery, to the old factories abandoned after the war.
They were looking for spacious and open spaces in which to share their private life and their profession, so they began to settle in these abandoned manufacturing complexes, taking advantage of existing materials, such as beams and columns of iron or wood, and large windows, elements so characteristic of this type of spaces, to create a style that we currently know as industrial style, intimately related to the concept of housing type loft.
In the dining room we find two spaces of great importance. On the one hand, we visualize the food area, which has a large format Mikado table. In this case, we opted for a product design from our studio: the Victoria table. Its design was made with very special finishes of pearly marble, which combine perfectly with the rest of decorations.
Next to the curtains, carpets and chairs of the living room, all the elements of the room acquire a game of colors very enriching that combines the white tones and the toasted ones.
"The office is one of the great jewels of this project".
Perfectly integrated with the rest of the environments, the office was one of the specific requests of the property. Being an open space we had to achieve the absolute conjunction with the rest of contiguous environments.
Therefore, our team designed a complete backlit bookcase, a table and support pieces and storage in oak, to continue with the selection of materials we use to project the day area.
In this case, the roasted tones and chocolate acquire special relevance, as chromatic range of transition from the dining area to the kitchen.
Sobriety and elegance for office design
Play of materials
The successful combination of materials is one of the key aspects of the whole house in general and the office area in particular. The oak used to design the furniture made to measure of the office contrasts with the wall covered with veined porcelain that unfolds the drawing in the direction of the butterfly, behind which the laundry is hidden.
An aesthetic effect that conceals the entrance to this secondary room, and that helps to follow the visual continuity of the kitchen towards the living room and surprises from the door of access to the house. This type of large format porcelain offers us very unique perspectives and a detail of luxury and sophistication full of personality and decorative style.
Sketch of the kitchen water area
Next to the office and the wall that hides the laundry room with the front of porcelain veined we find the spectacular kitchen, presided over by a large island of generous dimensions. The chosen tones, raw and white, provide chromatic continuity with the rest of the day area.
The kitchen has all the necessary elements to enjoy a perfectly organized, functional and aesthetic space.
The panelling on the right, on the wall opposite the water and cooking area, very decorative conceals cabinets and service spaces.
The central island, covered in porcelain that simulates the finish and texture of the stone, has become the great protagonist of a kitchen that meets all the requirements required by the property.
An apartment that we have transformed into a loft house, a small urban whim with all the luxury of details. A house with a very peculiar interior design. With open spaces arranged in an efficient and functional way.
The head upholstered to the ceiling in ivory tone, designed by our team, contrasts with the oak structure that frames the main wall of the bedroom bringing uniqueness and character to the space.
The tartan of the foot of bed and the decorative cushions have been made with a geometric fabric in raw and black. All this, to highlight on the smooth base in ivory tone of the bed set, the carpet and the curtains that dress the window. Thus creating a surprising effect, very sophisticated.
Warmth and comfort in the bedroom
Suite with a very personalized design
The design of the bedside tables, made to measure by the team of Molins Design, adds contemporaneity to the space, which stands out for its sobriety and elegance.
Instead of the traditional bedside lamps, we opted for the installation of two ceiling lamps that combine brass with the blank dial to create a subdued and suggestive ambient lighting sensation.
"For the bathroom we use the same palette that we apply in the rest of spaces, with chocolate brown and cream as absolute protagonists".
The main bathroom integrated into the suite stands out for the use of chocolate and cream tones, which we chose to decorate the rest of the urban loft. Even the toilets and sinks.
Instead of the traditional bathtub we designed a spacious walk-in shower. Element that provides comfort to the owners.
The furniture under the oak sink, designed and made to measure by the Molins Design team, has large drawers. Perfect to maintain the visual order of the stay.
Sobriety and functionality in the bathroom
The application of metallic details, in gold or copper tones, is one of the most important decorative trends of the moment.
Therefore, for the taps of this bathroom, we decided to install pieces in copper finish. A proposal that adds elegance and character to the space.
Coatings of geometric patterns
The complete courtesy bathroom stands out for the use of this unique Mutina cladding, which covers the entire walls. All this, with a marked geometric pattern in shades of ivory and gray, as a striking decorative element.
The design of the mirror, of straight and refined lines in the form of “L” multiplies the feeling of spaciousness and luminosity of the space.