The young life

Madrid’s central Argüelles neighbourhood is home to one of Suave Interior Design’s latest projects.

It is a renovation of a narrow, dark flat in a light-filled, youthful style dwelling. To achieve this, the interior designers opened the layout to create large, shared spaces, managing to transport the natural light throughout the inside. The use of neutral materials like wood, light fabrics or wall tones have successfully conveyed the idea of coolness and openness. For the bedside lighting, they used the BOC and ORLEANS wall lights in black and white, respectively, which marry perfectly with the minimalist, soft style of the rooms and leave space for bedside tables.

Faro’s LAO floor lamp in black finish was also used. Designed by Nahtrang, it provides style, elegance and a perfect reading light.

A modern space for a young person in one of the city’s best areas ready to move into. Photography by Luzestudio
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A window to the sky

We go up to the top floor of a building in the modernist city of Reus in Tarragona to enter a new renovation project by LoCa Studio.

The apartment was the concierge’s old home — very typical in these types of buildings, — a small, dark space that the family who lives just below bought to convert into a common zone for relaxation and celebrations. The primary aim of the project was to make the most of the natural light that that floods in thanks to the building’s height, so the first thing they did was to connect the terraces with the building. The architects raised the floor, opened balcony doors and unified the materials of the different spaces and windows.

The result is a spacious flat that is minimalist in style and in which the use of wood and the terrace plays an important role. The layout is open, and it has a living-dining room, a bathroom and a small office. For lighting, the TEN wall lamps in matt nickel finish and the copper tabletop version stand out, perfect as a general light that goes unnoticed. The PLAT pendant lamp organizes the central space of the table and, thanks to the white finish, follows the discreet and modern line of the dwelling. Finally, we also find the PEPPER clip wall lamp in the study area, which with its beige colour accompanies the wood and gives it a touch of personality. Photography: Pol Viladoms
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PLAT and a flat ready to live in

Barcelona’s calle Londres is where you will find the latest project of Ingenii interior design —a renovated flat ready for occupation. The dwelling has a living-dining room, one bedroom and one bathroom in rather open spaces. The original wooden beams were kept as part of its design which, against the white of all the walls, offer a relaxed, minimalist and modern environment.

A “tranquility” that the interior designers have broken with the furniture and lighting. The PLAT ceiling light has been placed in the centre of the table in the living-dining room, which, thanks to the bright effect produced by its light source, provides personality and contrast throughout the room.

Two Faro Barcelona TEN wall lights in matte nickel finish have also been used for the general lighting in the corridors and in the bathroom. In this case, it is a support light that follows the “clear” and overall style of the whole home.
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A small, modern work

The centre of Kiev is home to the new renovation project of the Ukrainian interior designers Bubes&Grabovska, a small 56 m2 flat with a very modern, functional style.

Despite its small size, the designers have managed to create a home that meets every need and has a bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, a dining room that opens out onto the kitchen with a bar, a bathroom and even a small pantry. A space that is very well used and that, thanks to the use of neutral tones and materials such as wood, at the same time gives a certain feeling of spaciousness. The lighting follows the same mantra and has adapted perfectly to this modern work. The WHIZZ pendant light designed by Christoph Friedrich Wagner for Faro Barcelona was installed above the bar separating the kitchen from the dining room and, thanks to its black and copper finish, provides a touch of colour, modernity and contrast with the wood. TAKE AWAY, the portable lamp by Nahtrang also for Faro, is the lighting accessory that the designers have chosen for the bedroom, next to the bed. Since it is portable, TAKE AWAY can help to light any corner of this small, but stylish home and help to light, for instance, the walk-in wardrobe next to the bedroom. Photography: Sergiy Kadulin
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The nest, the home

The NIDO pendant light from Faro Barcelona is the star of the dining room of the latest project of Collgorgot in Figueras.

This Catalan architecture studio has renovated a 110 m2 floor, arranging it to hold an open living room with dining room and kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. NIDO is situated just above the table that joins the first three spaces and steals the show thanks to the contrast with the white walls and the rest of the wood furniture and warm tones. A lamp for general lighting that, as happens with birds, gathers the entire family in a warm home.

Owners: Maria Amat and Pol Pijoan
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A very stylish bathroom

When we think about renovations and interior design projects, the bathroom is not the first thing that comes to mind. But, if we think about it, it is one of the most important corners of the home.

The architects Egue y Seta have created a bathroom with a lot of personality in their latest project. With honeycomb shaped wall tiles, the space has the toilet area, seventies inspired double marble countertops and two showers integrated into the same wide plate. The colours follow different white tones and are only broken by the details, such as the black structures and the TAKE AWAY portable light. Modern, timeless and movable so it can be put wherever it is needed, this design by Nahtrang for Faro Barcelona is, once again, the perfect solution for any corner.

Photography: Víctor H. Antón of Vicugostudio
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Madrid coolness and elegance

Summer in the capital can be very hard if you do not have a good fan at home. The interior designer Monica Garrido knows this, and this is why she had the Faro Barcelona LANTAU model for her latest project in Madrid.

With the purpose of achieving a house of spacious rooms with an elegant aesthetic, this comprehensive interior design and decoration project is characterised by the joining of spaces, the hidden doors of the rooms and a single chromatic criterion for materials and colours, like grey, white, green or light wood.

The LANTAU ceiling fan in oak wood finish not only freshens up the main bedroom, but also, as Garrido says, ‘clearly plays a leading role in the decoration.’

A sombre home with a timeless style where each element counts. Photography: Felipe Schefeel Bell
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From a small hotel to a refuge on the Costa Brava

If we think about where we want to spend the summer and a few days’ holiday, an apartment might come to mind, like the one renovated by Alto Interiorismo.

An old hotel in the cove of Cap Sa Sal, Begur, Girona, this small space has been designed to accommodate a family during the summer season. The layout is open and preserves noble materials such as the wood on the wall of the dining room or the ceiling. The entire decor has a seafaring air, as do the colours chosen in different pieces of furniture to provide a contrast with the main white colour. A white IBIZA fan has been put in the master bedroom right above the bed, and will provide coolness and make little noise. The bedroom, like the dining room, looks out onto the terrace, an important corner of the apartment that provides natural light indoors.

To illuminate evening meals outdoors and the times spent with friends after a day on the beach, ALTO Interiorismo has used NEWPORT wall lights. The perfect complement for a home that looks out onto and is inspired by the sea.
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CÚRCUMA, the new healthy cafe in Burgos

Burgos is now home to a new space where you can eat healthy food made with local produce. It is called Cúrcuma and its premises were renovated and designed by Enrique Jerez, Leal Interiorismo & diseño and Nonaka Design.

Located in the city centre, right next to the Camino de Santiago, the premises needed to move from the ‘dark character’ of the old design to an open, light space that showed all it has inside without complications. With this premise, the interior designers designed a cafe with a simple style, using natural materials such as oak, stone and clay. It was organised into two spaces: the bar and market area, and the private dining room that also looks out onto two indoor courtyards.

In both parts of the premises, the lighting is projected indirectly in order to also make the most of the natural light. The white SIDE wall light bathes the walls of the hallway in light thanks to its fine, modern design. The GINA model welcomes you as you enter and in the dining room, the AKANE designer light projects appropriate light onto the window ledge. Two SUN ceiling lights have been used in the bathroom next to the mirrors, which accompany a space with a very modern design.
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A cool home in the heart of Barcelona

Serrat-Tort Arquitectes and Marta Castellano are behind this amazing renovation and interior design project in Barcelona’s central neighborhood of Ciutat Vella, photographed by Davide Pellegrini

With the premise of recovering pre-existing elements, such as ceilings or the indoor wood, a space with a modern and natural style has been designed. The rooms are open and the communal spaces like the dining room or kitchen look directly out onto the courtyard, which has been converted into a semi-outdoor space. Thanks to this, it is a flat with a lot of light that, along with white walls, a mix of materials and details in wood or black, give it a young and cool appearance.

A coolness that the JUST FAN fan has helped to give its largest room, the dining room. With a black motor and dark wood blades, its industrial, modern style marries perfectly with the essence of this home.
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