1. ENTRANCE TO THE REFUGE
Little remains of the old barn that was this house: the stone walls, some beams, and the considerable height of the ceilings, which allowed adding the floor plan of the bedrooms. However, the rustic air that has been impregnated in the house, owned by a family who loves the mountain landscape of Cerdanya, remains intact.
2. A LIVING ROOM WITH VIEWS
The interior designer, who had the collaboration of the architects Llorenç Olivé and Javier Trilla, was responsible for turning that empty cube into a house with well-used common spaces. How? With sliding doors and large glazed panels, which divide the spaces without closing them to the light. “So it is more collected in winter and open to the outside in summer, but always enjoying natural light,” explains the interior designer. A good example is a large window to the outside, which illuminates the living room with earth tones to blend in with the landscape.
3. CHARMING IN THE DETAILS
The lamp, acquired in France, and the heirloom furniture give the hall a very personal air, but without losing its rustic essence. Behind us, we see a glass wall, to give light to this old barn.
4. WARMTH FOR THREE GENERATIONS
Functionality was paramount because in winter up to three generations of this ski-loving family can gather here. Although also create cozy spaces, such as this room, where the fireplace is the heart of the room. In addition to warmth, it adds a rustic touch. The furniture, designed by the interior designer, fits the fireplace, giving a lot of presence to the wood grain. All forming part of a style that the interior designer calls “timeless”.
5. A REFUGE THAT MAINTAINS ITS ROOTS
The owners of this refuge have wanted to keep elements such as stone and wood to provide a greater sense of refuge, although including functional elements. To do this there were combined different materials and accessories: a dark iron-colored porcelain tile for the floor in large square pieces and has sheltered it with long-haired wool rugs.
6. VERY NATURAL
The flowers, in addition to a pleasant fragrance, provide natural air in the living room. Small still lifes with candles and other decorative elements add character to any room. The coffee table, with the aged wood top, gives off a very vivid character.
7. THE DINING ROOM, THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE
The partitions have been removed to communicate the dining room and the living room in the same space. In fact, this is where the central space of the house meets, barely separated by a gray velvet sofa. The dining room is surrounded by a wooden ceiling with vaults and by the original stone wall; the table, with a slight colonial air, is accompanied by fiber chairs.
8. WELL CONNECTED SPACES
By dispensing with partitions in the living room and dining room area, communication between the different environments is more fluid and they enjoy more clarity and spaciousness. The staircase that starts from the living room to the bedroom area is accompanied by an iron railing in its lower sections and glass in the highest sections, light and bright option.
9. THE HALL TOWARDS THE MOST RUSTIC
From the living room and dining room, five granite steps lead to the kitchen, the most rustic corner of the house.
10. ONE BEDROOM WITH OPEN DRESSING ROOM
Two white romantic-style armchairs preside over the bedroom. They are a small relaxation area to enjoy reading and mountain scenery. In fact, the French character of this living corner is the counterpoint to this more rustic decoration.
11. COMMUNICATED WITH THE BATHROOM
The bedroom has been planned open to the dressing room and communicated with the bathroom through a window, which also lets the light pass into the room. Wooden Venetian blinds provide privacy. The headboard wall, upholstered with flannel, gives a very original warm touch.
12. OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE
In the bedroom, a glass wall was planned to separate it from the terrace. This solution helps to increase the feeling of spaciousness as well as luminosity. And privacy is not lost thanks to the curtains in a darker beige than the rest of the range of the room.