Today’s house tour comes c/o of Nuevo Estilo. And while it is a beautiful duplex in the Spanish city of Bilbao, the best part about this home is that it used to be a bakery.
It’s been rebuilt, remodeled, and renovated by owner and interior designer, Mikel Larringa. This lovely duplex features a lot of its original interior structure from its glory days as a bakery, namely wooden beams, huge factory windows and load-bearing pillars. You put that together with an open floor-plan, stark-white walls and a mix of mid-century modern pieces and boldly decorated textiles, and you’ve got a gorgeous loft with a slightly eccentric style.
Really love how this looks like it used to be a factory. The roman shades on the windows diffuse bright sunlight and create a great ambiance, while giant patterned rugs add color and personality. In the living room is a Noguchi Coffee Table, a contemporary sofa and a Louis XIV armchair.
Here’s another view of the living room. The stairs lead up to the loft bedroom.
In the dining area are a set of white Eames DAW chairs. The table is by Paul Ziarsolo. These cute mini globe pendant lights are by Dab. I think I would have preferred bigger lights at such a large dining table, but it’s obvious the place isn’t lacking in natural light.
Another thing I love is the collection of art and sculpture; it’s apparent that Larrinage is passionate about collecting.
Chocolate, gray, black and white create a sense of calm in this loft bedroom.
Plenty of art in the bedroom too. Cite Lounge Chair is by Jean Prouve and the painting shown above the Chinese Buffet is of Paul Ziarsolo by Pedro Goiriena.
More pictures and information available here.
This home was featured in July 2011 issue of Nuevo Estilo.