Pleasantly located in the heart of the old town of Barcelona, the space this ultra modern family house occupies is typical of the area, being particularly narrow but elongated. In fact the foundations span the distance between two streets.Due to its position, this house presented a considerable design challenge to the architects and interior designers Ferrolan LAB. The arrangement and shape of the living rooms is dictated to by the restrictive footprint of the building. Obviously the structural solution, to take full advantage of the limited space, was to build upwards. The building, therefore, becomes unusually tall in relation to its narrow foundations. Once the key structural elements were in place, the next emphasis was on the clever use of lighting and color, to ensure that the interior appeared as spacious as possible. The arrangement of the rooms needed to be streamlined and uncluttered to make the most of every available space. Importantly, maximum connections were made between inside and exterior living areas to add an essential sense of freedom and openness to the interior.
Contemporary living room interior design
The contemporary interior design schemeis based on a foundation of bright white and light neutral tones. The introduction of vivid and vibrant colours can be seen in selected touches. Strong colour is used sparingly in the children’s bedrooms, items of funky furniture and colourful art works. These brighter more saturated hues infuse the home with a desirable sense of warmth and homeliness. It is noticeable that in areas approaching the outside spaces, the colour palette becomes more cool and neutral,l placing an extra emphasis on the fresh appearance of materials such as glass and steel.