Creating a more modern and light-filled environment can be simple if the right strategies are applied: a new layout, a well-selected color palette or appropriate design furniture can help considerably. Those are the premises with which Laura Yerpes Interior Design Studio carried out the renovation of a central attic in Valencia that today we show you in Decoesfera.
Before the reform was a large house, almost 200 square meters, but with a lot of space lost because of some little functional antique furniture and a certain claustrophobic sensation augmented by wood paneling and dark colors on the walls ... As it is logical their owners wanted a radical decoration change with which to enhance all the qualities that the house could offer and wow they did it!
One of the first changes that were made with the reform was open a shortcut from the hall to the terrace that there wasn't before. In this way, not only a greater amount of light was achieved, but more space was also available when entering the house and, of course, better accessibility to the terrace. Previously the exit to the terrace was made from the living room and was much more uncomfortable.
The natural light of this house is enhanced by the color range selected for ceilings and walls: white and pearl gray that counteract the intensity of Alicante red marble of the floors that are the original and were only polished to obtain more shine. The design furniture of the entrance has been made to measure as well as the decorative panels with geometric moldings and another piece that stands out is the design lamp of the entrance that is spectacular.
The classic style and the inherited antique furniture were the main protagonists in this attic before the reform. The walls were lined with dark wood panels and that subtracted space and especially a lot of light to the whole. Now in the living room the ceilings in gray tones and the white moldings are combined in perfect harmony with the pearl gray walls of the room.
As for the furniture in the living room, a cozy reading space was created with two comfortable strategically placed armchairs and a built-in bookcase was designed between the window and a pillar to improve storage. Be have combined in a balanced way many elements of different styles: the old books, some sculptures or the paintings of the previous decoration, unmissable for their sentimental value, were integrated into the new environment with some changes such as, for example, the frame in the case of the paintings.
The corridor was also lightened by contributing luminosity and prominence to its walls with higher baseboards, clarified carpentry and flush and taller doors. Thus, a much more polished and diaphanous appearance is achieved as you can see in the images.
In the original dwelling, the intense color of the walls as well as the amount of pictures hung on them or the dark woodwork of the doors made the corridor a smaller and darker space. Now many elements have been modernized, such as the door fittings that feature elegant aluminum handles from a well-known German brand that combine perfectly with modern designer sconces.
Finally a futuristic-inspired space has been created in the bedroom That has a little nod to the previous design. As you can see, a classic piece of furniture has been adapted, the dresser that was in perfect condition, and now combined with the new style of housing.
So what we have is a good example for inspire us in the eclectic style which in this bright attic combines design pieces with classic elements. Basically the trick is knowing how to coordinate styles, furniture and colors correctly so that traditional pieces are updated with a more modern and futuristic decoration. Pieces that in this case are mostly from firms such as: Grasoller, Bandalux, Pilma, Aromas, Cattelan or Paper's.
Don't you think it's a very surprising combination? I love how they have solved it, especially considering that the eclectic style is one of the most complicated of driving