The interior design proposal was not very interventionist. For this interior design reform we have focused on the inclusion of natural wood furniture. This is a house with a rustic feel located in Cerdanya in which we have tried to preserve as much of the character and essence of the original project as possible. For this reason, its interior design has focused, above all, on the layout.
Undoubtedly, natural wood furniture is the clear protagonist in most of the spaces. The connection with nature and the mountains is clearly enhanced.
On the other hand, the fireplace located in the living room provides that note of warmth and comfort that the house deserves. Undoubtedly, 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.
To the constructive massification of dubious quality and style, that was given by the opening of the famous Cadí tunnel, in numerous cases some self-promotions of singular workmanship were carried out and that improve in a lot all that speculative disorder that came later.
We could consider that the interior design project in the Guils rustic house has certain touches of brutalist architecture.
Above all in its desire to leave the concrete structural elements on the façades visible. In addition to that, the natural wood furniture marks its rustic character.
Undoubtedly, something very typical of the period are these games of half-spaces, which generate these large volumes at three heights. But they also allow interesting transition spaces through the staircase, interrupted by large glass enclosures that intentionally cut the north and south façades in two.
"We opted for the use of a decoration in burgundy tones, accompanied by elements of great visual weight"
At a decorative level, we looked for a functional design proposal. In fact, in order to make this mountain house to be refurbished as useful as possible, 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 upholstered by our team in burgundy fabric from Güell Lamadrid and a large pouffe upholstered by Molins Design in fabric from Les Créations de la Maison that doubles as a coffee table.
As contrasting, more contemporary elements, we also added two armchairs designed by the Eames couple from Vitra.
Once again, natural wood is present in the exposed beams and in the armchairs.
Natural wood furniture and mountain views
Mountain style in the entrance hall
From the entrance hall we can already sense the decorative style of this mountain house.
The natural wood furniture and rustic pieces also add value and character to the space, which appears comfortable and cosy.
The original coat rack is a design by Pols Potten in natural wood and the rug is a hard-wearing doormat from Pirelli made from recycled tyres.
Dining room and kitchen elevation blueprint
A kitchen with natural wood furniture and open to the dining room
To design the kitchen of this house in La Cerdanya, we decided to propose a space open to the dining area. In this way, we managed to make the most of the natural light that falls from the different windows located both in the kitchen and on one side of the dining room.
For the dining room side, we designed a piece of furniture made up 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 a grey flannel fabric by Fernando Salinero 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 roof, we find the rest of the bedrooms of this second residence in Cerdanya, which consists of the master bedroom, with integrated bathroom, a bedroom with bunk beds and another bedroom with two single beds, as well as a bathroom that serves these last two rooms.
The master bedroom is presided over by a headboard upholstered by our team, with James Malone fabric, together with two Defense bedside tables designed and made by Molins Design in honey-coloured varnished fir three-ply.
The considerable height of the spaces on this floor allowed us to design a mezzanine in one of the children’s bedrooms. Undoubtedly, a key element of this single-family home in La Cerdanya.
In this children’s rest area, the natural wood furniture takes on even more prominence, if that is possible. They seem to have been designed expressly for the little ones in the house. They are present as chests of drawers, tables, stairs to the loft, beams and floor.
We also designed a made-to-measure trundle bed in three-layer pine in natural colour. All this, to have more beds to accommodate friends of the little ones. At the same time, we made a wainscot with a fir wood profile and jute’s fabric. Something we did to add a touch of colour to this fun children’s room.
To serve the children’s bedrooms, we designed a bathroom with a natural wood cabinet under the washbasin made of varnished spruce three-ply. On it we also installed a Scarabeo washbasin and a Bongio mixer tap.
The aesthetic detail of this space is reflected in the wall tiling chosen for the bathtub area, the Miseria Avana porcelain tile by Ornamenta.