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homify 360º: an elegant, rural cottage

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Between the French border and Cape Creus, extends Empordà, the Catalonian region known for its beauty and for artists like Dali. Although its shores are praiseworthy, we now move into the interior of the high region to discover an interior design project conducted in a traditional Catalan farmhouse. Externally, the dwelling has all the characteristics of vernacular and rural architecture. Inside, the design is a balance between contemporary simplicity and rustic warmth.

The exterior

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In one of those quiet and rural villages where it seems time has stopped, we found a large farmhouse surrounded by history. Its origin is far away, as indicated by the long arms of ivy and stains and wrinkles of the facades: stone walls aged by time. Nothing indicates that inside we can expect a completely different landscape.

Inside

The ground floor houses the public rooms. The areas are spacious and the furniture is responsible for dividing and creating the different environments. The feel here is warm and quiet, thanks to the orange lighting tones, cream colour palette and classic style. If from outside we had imagined a much more rudimentary environment, here we have found elegance that does drown out the cottage aesthetic, as seen in details such as the floor tiles of building.

A cosy cave

This is one of the most fascinating places of the house. Under a vaulted ceiling, this entertainment room becomes a real cave. The stone emphasizes the cosy sensation we feel in this space, and the soft lighting brings a bucolic touch to the billiard room of the house.

The bedroom

The bedroom overlooks the private garden of the house through several windows with pointed arches. These openings not only allow for very bright interiors, but also create an original contrast in the facades. Here, wood flooring combines perfectly with the roof beams. We find a warm, relaxed and rustic atmosphere, with just the right measure of elegance.

Outdoor living

At the rear of the house there is an open porch, built to enjoy the outdoors in a protected manner. Here, on a wooden platform, they have created a  lounge and summer dining room where the shade and breeze are insured. The garden is large, and behind a wall of hedges hides a surprise.

The pool

The pool is located in the most hidden part of the plot. It is surrounded by wood deck that makes it easy and comfortable to use. What a perfect summer treat for this cosy, elegant home!

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