The interior design proposal was not too interventionist. For this refurbishment and interior design of a rustic house in “La Cerdanya”, we tried to preserve the character and essence of the original project as much as possible. For this reason, the interior design has focused, above all, on the distribution.
The fireplace in the living room provides the warmth and comfort that the house deserves. A corner that becomes unique thanks to its perfect combination of upholstery and exterior lighting. In addition, from its large windows you can access a balcony used as a chill out area.
If we had to choose a privileged valley in the Catalan Pyrenees, it would undoubtedly be Cerdanya. The Guils house is located at the crossroads between the main valley and the one coming from Porté-Puymorens, on the Spanish side of the Carol River.
The building overcrowding of dubious quality and style, which was caused by the opening of the famous Cadí tunnel, was followed in many cases by some self-promotions of singular workmanship, which greatly improved the speculative mess that came afterwards.
The Guils House project could be considered to have certain touches of brutalist architecture. Above all in its desire to leave the concrete structural elements on the façades visible.
Something very typical of the period are these games of half-spaces, which generate these large three-storey volumes. But they also allow interesting transition spaces through the staircase, interrupted by large glass enclosures which intentionally cut the north and south facades in two.
"We opted for the use of a decoration in burgundy tones, accompanied by elements of great visual weight".
In terms of decoration, we looked for a functional design proposal. In fact, in order to ensure that this mountain house to be refurbished was completely useful, we completely adapted its characteristic rustic style to the functions of its tenants. That is why we opted for a decoration in burgundy tones, accompanied by elements of great visual weight.
To achieve this effect we chose two sofas in burgundy fabric from Güell Lamadrid and a large puff in fabric from Les Créations de la Maison that serves as a coffee table, both upholstered by Molins Design.
In contrast, as a more contemporary element, we added two armchairs designed by the Eames couple from Vitra.
Luxury decoration with mountain views
Mountain style in the entrance hall
From the entrance hall we can already sense the decorative style of this mountain house.
The wood and the updated rustic pieces add value and character to the space, which is comfortable and cosy.
The original coat rack is a design by Pols Potten and the rug is a custom-made piece by Alterra.
Dining room and kitchen elevation blueprint
A kitchen open to the dining room
For the design of the kitchen in this project, we decided to propose a space open to the dining area, in order to make the most of the natural light coming in from the different windows located both in the kitchen and on one of the sides of the dining room.
For the dining room side we designed a unit composed of two modules, a tall one that is used as a bookcase and bar unit, and a low one, with storage capacity, that functions as a bar.
The multi-purpose room on the same floor can be used as a sitting area for watching television, as a games and leisure area and as a small area for working.
We used Fernando Salinero wallpaper to cover the walls and chose a comfortable sofa in grey, with blue and beige cushions to complete the decoration of the space.
Master bedroom elevation blueprint
On the top floor, under the gabled ceiling, we find the rest of the bedrooms of this second residence in La Cerdaña, consisting of the master bedroom, with integrated bathroom, a bedroom with bunk beds and another bedroom with two single beds, plus a bathroom that serves these last two rooms.
The master bedroom is presided over by a headboard upholstered by our team, with fabric by James Malone, next to two bedside tables model Defense designed and made by Molins Design in honey varnished fir tricapa.
The considerable height of the spaces on this floor allowed us to project a loft in one of the children’s bedrooms. Undoubtedly, a key element of this single-family house in La Cerdaña.
We also custom designed a bed-nest in tricapa pine in natural color. All this, to have more beds to accommodate friends of the little ones. At the same time, we made an arrimadero with profile in fir wood and Jute’s fabric. Something we did to add a touch of color to this fun children’s room.
To service the children’s bedrooms we designed a bathroom with a cabinet under sink made of varnished fir tricapa. Above it we also installed a Scarabeo sink and a Bongio mixer faucet.
The aesthetic detail of this space is reflected in the coating chosen for the bathtub area, the porcelain Miseria Avana by Ornamenta.