When the owners of this house decided to build a new family home in Spain’s Costa Brava coastal region they intended it to be a comfortable, welcoming environment for their guests and family. It was designed over three different levels which add to the architectural interest of the home. And speaking of architecture, I particularly love the beautiful natural beam ceilings. The home feels rustic but sophisticated all at the same time. The abundance of windows throughout the home also bring in the wonderful natural light. In my opinion, these are all details that make for a wonderful design.

They wanted a house with a garden, spacious, light and warmth, but it was easy to live and gather. A good combination.


The recessed front doorway is rather unassuming but it leads you to the first series of interior steps and exposes you to the next level of the house.


I will venture to guess that the matching sofas are outfitted in loosely fitted slipcovers. The casual feel of the sofas keep the room from feeling formal.


I might have to “borrow” the idea of using a handled basket as a container for some beautiful greenery. This is a great alternative to an expensive planter plus it keeps things a bit more casual. Also, notice the use of smaller scaled area rugs (all of the same style) scattered throughout the house. This could be a another decorating idea to borrow that could save money since runners and larger area rugs tend to be more expensive. Plus, the use of multiple rugs is more family and pet friendly. If one is damaged, it would be easier and cheaper to clean or replace.


The use of banquette seating in a home always seems like a nice, intimate space to share a meal.


Although the home is designed with a more modern feel it does fit in well with the rest of the home.


This space, with its built-in seating, serves as an outdoor room and feels like an extension of the home. It looks like the perfect outdoor area to share conversation with friends and family with a glass of (insert your beverage of choice here) in hand.

All images via El Mueble.


  1. After Orange County says:

    As a 1st generation Spanish American I was so delighted to wake up to your post this morning about this warm and inviting home on the Costa Brava, a magnificently beautiful part of north eastern Spain that I have visited on many occasions. The coastline is made up of rugged and rocky cliffs so I’m not surprised that this home was built on 3 levels. Spanish architects and designers are so skilled at combining old and modern, and as you said, this home is no exception to that design aesthetic. Love it! Thanks you for sharing it.

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