Barcelona-based interior designers, Miriam Barrio Studio, have recently completed work on a rental apartment in the city’s Eixample neighbourhood, a stones throw from Gaudí’s iconic Casa Batlló and the brilliant Fundació Antoni Tàpies cultural centre.
Designed with the dry Mediterranean climate of Barcelona in mind, the 80m2 design apartment aptly named Sun and Shadow—provides almost 360 degrees of the Catalan capital, with its rooftop location enabling guest to be seduced by the sea, city below, and mountains above.
Lifestyle can shift effortlessly between indoor and outdoor; more than a third of the total area having been dedicated to its terrace, an idyllic spot from which to take some rays or unwind in the jacuzzi before cooking up a storm on the BBQ. Typical Catalan handmade clay is found throughout the one bedroom design property, as is natural oak wood—which serves to complement the largely white colour palette.
Throw into the mix handfuls of lush greenery, a perfect pinky-peach central sofa, and a fireplace located on the façade which allows you to make the most of all seasons by enjoying it from both inside and outside, and in Sun and Shadow design-savvy travellers in search of the home-from-home experience will find their idyllic city crash pad.