Nestled in a modernist building from 1900—typical of the architecture in Barcelona —this 818-square-foot apartment had lovely details but was in need of an update. “The initial state from the project already told us a story, ” says Noé Prades, the interior designer brought on to update the space. “The light, which came in through the living room, was very poetic. We knew that we wanted to create this same feeling within the rest of the apartment, and it was our objective to combine it with colors and textures. ” Visually bold, the particular bathrooms are filled with color—blue in one (where a wicker mirror adds texture) and pink in the primary (where Noé designed two midcentury-inspired mirrors with the wall lamp by Nuura between them in order to highlight their curved corners). Geometric tiles adorn the walls for a dynamic, contemporary, plus surprising look.
Left untouched for decades, this dingy apartment has been reimagined by interior developer Céline Poulfort. Located within Paris’s chic seventh arrondissement, the 60-year-old building sits amid traditional Haussmann structures, providing a more industrial flair to the neighborhood. While the main areas are usually awash in calming colours with hints of ’60s-era inspiration, the bathroom is another story, as it received a bold transformation via the floor-to-ceiling renovation. The white tile walls were spiced up with red grout, which usually gives this “a more playful plus graphic character, ” Céline says. The particular green walls also give it an edge, but if the homeowners do indeed tire of the color, it can be easily changed with regard to something more neutral.