10 keys of the decorator Isabel López Vilalta for a functional house
1. CHROMATIC RANGE
To achieve a homogeneous result in a space and a visual sensation of tranquility, it is advisable to start from the same color range in the materials, fabrics and decorative elements that will be part of the environment.
2. WELL SELECTED MIX
Mixing is the key when selecting furniture, such as a table found in an antique shop with Borge Mogensen’s Spanish Chair, a modern classic and an icon of the best artisan tradition of Nordic design, inspired by traditional Spanish chairs.
3. VARIABLE BRIGHTNESS
A translucent enclosure does not fail to generate an interesting play of lights and rippling reflections that change in time with natural daylight. This light filter plays the role of a spectacular backdrop for the indoor area.
4. SKYLIGHTS OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
They are a resource of great wealth to illuminate interior spaces without natural light. They provide great luminosity. They come in all sizes and with elegant designs and allow you to give life to spaces that would otherwise be left without it.
5. LOCAL RESOURCES
And of proximity, to ensure that the space is part of the place where it is located in an authentic way. We chose the Bisbal d’Empordà ceramics for the patio of this house on the Costa Brava, and thus we achieved the sense of place, the feeling of belonging.
6. PAINTED CEILINGS
Is the way simple and inexpensive to provide uniqueness. You can also use natural textiles for a modern touch.
7. ART IN COLOR
In spaces where walls, flooring, furniture textiles and decoration elements are in neutral colors, try introducing pieces of art with a touch of vibrant color. They are unique elements that enrich twice.
8. AUTHOR’S PIECES
When it comes to investing in decorative elements, it is best to turn to signature pieces or local crafts. Thanks to these elements, you will be able to endow the space with timelessness, which will gain in sensory and narrative richness.
9. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HEIGHT
In high-rise spaces, we try to take advantage of these dimensions to make mezzanines and thus create double spaces. In this house in Barcelona, the opportunity of height has also been used to turn it into one more fun, the slide.
When we start a rehabilitation project, we always try to use existing elements (such as hydraulic tiles) to bring more authenticity to the space and thus ensure that the building’s past coexists with contemporary design and art.