From the studio of Jaime Beriestain, this renovated apartment celebrates its industrial roots but has more than a touch of added luxury thrown in. It was originally an office but after its sympathetic transformation into a sophisticated living space it now has a warm, timeless and contemporary ambiance.
The main objective of the renovation was to preserve the original features - including the fabulous vaulted brick Catalan ceilings - and to source new materials that worked with the style. All of the electric cables have been left exposed for instance but new air conditioning ducts have been installed in copper to bring it into the 21st century and to add warmth.
The hallway interior is in Corten steel, light switches are retro in style, radiators are cast iron and all lighting has been fitted with filament bulbs. The copper tub in the bathroom is a showstopper and continues the theme.
The kitchen is in the centre of the apartment and receives no direct light but this weakness has been turned into a design feature. The walls, cupboards, and even the ceiling are now painted dark and the copper pipes and wooden touches add warmth.
The apartment came with a large roof terrace and this has been partially glazed. This light, bright room is now the perfect spot to enjoy the garden where there is also space for outdoor dining when the weather allows.
Jaime Beriestain, Interior Designer, was born in Santiago de Chile in 1969. After a professional decade in his country, in 2000 he completed a postgraduate degree in interior design in Barcelona.
In 2013, he opened his Concept Store and Restaurant in the center of Barcelona.