mountain home with the fireplace going, wood everywhere and, of course, a deer on the wall, but with modern style? Yes, it is possible. This apartment designed by the studio Bedeo in Val d’Aran, a piece of Spanish land wedged in the French Pyrenees at the furthest reaches of Catalonia, is a great example of how it is possible to bring out the warmth of a welcoming alpine atmosphere with modern furniture.
The apartment is on two floors of the building’s penthouse. The entrance opens onto a living room with a glass façade over the mountain valley. The living room, dining room and kitchen surround a central fireplace which guarantees intimacy without separating the spaces.
The focal point of the living room is the fireplace. It gives off its heat in three directions: to the armchair, to the dinner table and to the kitchen. Its tiling calls back to a stone motif—a typical material of mountain fireplaces; however, it does so by using variations of porcelain stoneware (from slate to a contemporary horizontal stripe design).
The atmosphere of the space is characterized by light-toned wood—from the floors to the walls and ceilings. This choice was made for spatial continuity and to let the home breath from the entrance to the bathrooms. It led the owners to opt for porcelain stoneware tiles, a natural oak of the Treverktrend collection by Marazzi. It is a solution that unites aesthetics to practicality. We are in the mountains after all and muddy boots have to be taken into account.
This is design that works perfectly in the space where it is placed. There is an alpine atmosphere and at the same time a recently constructed apartment that guarantees all of the comforts of modern homes. Inspired by the warm and minimal atmosphere of a mountain cabin, Bedeo studio has translated the main characteristics and most typical elements of mountain interior design into a practical and functional contemporary language that enrichens it with new solutions all whilst maintaining its appeal.