A Barcelona Home Designed for Two Booklovers

This modern apartment in Barcelona was designed by Susanna Cots Interior Design for two book lovers. We were struck by the clean white lines of the space and the contrasting wooden lacquered sheet that crosses the apartment vertically and horizontally creating an emotional and warm passageway. 

The starting point of the apartment is the centrally located dining room. The ceiling is dressed in wood that, at the same time, shapes the furniture that holds the TV and a fireplace. This wooden wrapping continues across the ceiling and separates the living and the water areas inside and outside. The wood even reaches the bedroom suite defining the sleeping area and finally becoming the bed head.

As reading is a large part of the daily routine of the owners, the central area is surrounded by bookshelves and in addition the studio is fully integrated into the living room creating a corner flooded in light that faces the terrace.

The bedroom suite includes a water area to evoke a relaxed feeling, with the bath next to the bed, and with a door system that turns the bath into a relaxing bench. The shower is flooded with natural light. 

Throughout, the rooms have been accessorised with black touches, such as shelves and decorative lamps, creating a further contrast against the white and wood surfaces.

"Because white does not scare us, or make us feel blocked nor we are afraid of staining it. Because we do not want it to be related to trifles nor fashion crazes. Because we believe that the authenticity of white resides in its purity and brightness. Because this is the white we love." Susanna Cots.