From Place To Space: Barcelona

22 January 2012 0


Here on Happy Interior Blog, Mondays equal to inspirational trips entitled ‘From Place To Space’. And this Monday is no exception. Ready? Here we go, destination: Barcelona!

The Catalonian capital and Spanish metropolis Barcelona is one of the most lively and bustling cities in Europe. A rich history, multi-faceted architecture, a vivid art and design scene combined with a Mediterranean lifestyle and pleasant surrounding make Barcelona the place of choice for many people. Names such as Gaudí or Güell come to our minds and the quirky and unconventional facades of many historical buildings in Barcelona, the famous Parc Güell and the renowned Sagrada Familia. These two personalities marked the city’s modernism period and defined a unique Art Déco style. But Barcelona has more to offer: the medieval Barri Gotic with the monumental cathedral, the romantic Plaça Reial, the busy Ramblas, the inspiring Mercat de la Boqueria (food market) and the lush beaches in Barceloneta. 

This huge variety of styles is also transferred into the city’s interiors. Famous homes that are featured in Spanish and international interiors magazines showcase modern, minimalistic homes, mansions with historical details, but also quirky and colourful apartments. In Barcelona, everything seems to work and nothing seems to be wrong. 

For a perfect panoramic view head to the Parc Güell or to the top of nearby Montjuïc mountain. And don’t forget to enjoy the culinary highlights with dozens of yummy tapas plates, a rich Paella, fresh fish, and the delicious Crema Catalana or Churros con chocolate. Hasta mañana, amigos!

Photography: Light flooded apartment via Nuevo Estilo; colourful apartment via Mi Casa Revista; other photography by Kathrin Braumann and Igor Josifovic.

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  • Reply Lisa 22 January 2012 at 23:16

    One of my most favourite places in the world!

  • Reply Gerard 22 January 2012 at 23:17

    Have to say Igor that I love Barcelona. One of my favourite European cities. Stayed in this place in the Gothic quarter Great hotel.

    Barcelona is such a different city and I think Gaudí had a lot to do with that. I think Madrid is more of an at heart Spanish city… Barcelona is probably more cosmopolitan.

    Liking the colourful home pic.

  • Reply Becky - Pretty Dandy 22 January 2012 at 23:17

    This is one of my favourite cities in the world, thank you for this little trip there. Brings back many happy memories.

  • Reply Interior Prince 23 January 2012 at 00:23

    Beautiful Beautiful city. Many Happy memories of this place! 🙂

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 23 January 2012 at 09:48

    Love, love, love the colourful home! So uplifting, light and bright – made me smile (as did that last shot!).

  • Reply Collette Osuna 23 January 2012 at 11:34

    Ohhh my, these spaces are incredible!! Especially love the loft!!

    Happy Monday!

    A Lifestyle Blog where Fashion, Décor & Cooking “connect”

  • Reply STYLIZIMO 23 January 2012 at 12:04

    Barcelona is such a great city – I love it, and I would love to visit again soon 🙂

    Happy new week. Igor!
    Nina xx

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 23 January 2012 at 12:32

    hi there crazy lamp gentleman, I’m so picturing you on that plane with the lamp 😉

    I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve never visited Barcelona but of course it has been on my to-go list for years! I really like that light flooded apartment.

  • Reply frauheuberg 23 January 2012 at 12:53

    a wonderful city with so much atmosphere…;)…i never have been there…just only in Lisboa, but i´m sure it will be magical to see all these fantastic architecture and feel the spirit of time…lovley start for a rainy monday to scroll through your column…i love it…have a lovley creative week…all the best…cheers and hugs…i…

  • Reply Franka 23 January 2012 at 13:28

    Like your happymaking Barcelona mix!

    Found you via Latte Lisa!

    ♥ Franka

  • Reply Lauren (stillpluslife) 23 January 2012 at 15:53

    Ahhhhh…this post warms me up on a chilly, dreary day!

  • Reply Justina Blakeney 23 January 2012 at 17:20

    I adore Barcelona! Truly one of my favorite European cities. Gaudi rocks my world! Loved looking at these bright Barcelona interiors!

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 January 2012 at 18:11

    Thank you all for your great comments!! Each and every made me happy!

  • Reply PopArtRockGirlYeah! 23 January 2012 at 21:08

    Wow what a great post Igor! I spesh heart the Gaudi (of course), and the colourful Barca home really rocks. I’ve planning to go there this year – I’ve never been before, but so many people I know have said “Michaela you’d love it, there’s so much colour!” sometimes you have to take a hint. 😉 x

  • Reply Nordic Bliss 23 January 2012 at 21:25

    Gorgeous balconies and I love the bedroom with the gold details :). It’s funny but my parents have an apartment in Fuengirola in South of Spain and there is a bull on the top of the hill in that town as well. Is that some kind of typical Spanish landmark?

  • Reply Laura Adkin 23 January 2012 at 23:15

    I love those balconies……… Stunning. x

  • Reply Sarah Roads 24 January 2012 at 00:23

    Oh how I love this series. Planning on Barcelona this summer for the Formula One race. Or at least that’s what the hubby thinks, It’s really just a bribe. Can’t wait. The light flooded apartment is amazing!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 January 2012 at 10:12

      Thank you Sarah, I am happy that you love this series:-)

    • Reply Meagan 27 January 2012 at 05:01

      Hands down, Barcelona is definitely one of my favourite cities but I have to admit, I think I have defaulted to going there TOO many times. I need to see MORE Spanish cities – I want to spend a summer in Madrid… I lived in Zaragoza for a summer when I was 18… Cool smaller city!
      xo Meags

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors 25 January 2012 at 16:28

    It’s all so vibrant! Thank you for painting this lovely picture of Barcelona 🙂

  • Reply perfection makes me yawn 25 January 2012 at 17:08

    Oh, we absolutly adore Barca! It’s one of our favorite cites. Fun to read about it here. Discovered this great cafe last time we were there!

    Thx for a great post!!!


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  • Reply Laura 6 September 2013 at 10:24

    I love Barcelona 🙂 I used to visit it at least once a year because I did a lot of spanish summer courses in barcelona from 2004 to 2012. I could have gone to other cities but I prefered Barcelona, always! 🙂 Now I have a lot of friends there and I visit them when I can.

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