Yeah, I could live there.

Barcelona kitchen

Yeah, I could live there is a not-so-semi-new, occasional D16 feature wherein I post pictures of homes I want to break into, kick out the inhabitants and move in. Today I’m specifically planning to move into a kitchen in Barcelona designed by Daniel Perez and Felipe Araujo of Egue y Seta studio.

Yes, I could live in a kitchen—as long as it’s this kitchen. I mean…

Barcelona kitchen

Barcelona kitchen

Barcelona kitchen

HOW CAN IT BE SO PERFECT?! The floor tiles!!! I’ve seen these Q*bert-esque cement tiles in use before, but never on this kind of scale and never with results quite at this level of breathtaking. It’s not just the floor tiles, though, it’s everything. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. I’m ready to set up a little bedroll in the corner and make myself at home.

DETAILS:
✚ Interior design by Daniel Perez and Felipe Araujo of Egue y Seta studio
✚ See more photos of this amazing house at Micasa and at Egue y Seta

I got so inspired by these photos that I even put together my own little collage (please don’t make me call it a “mood board”). I’m seriously wondering if there’s some way I can find a place to use those tiles in MY kitchen! Doing the whole floor would be crazily expensive, but maybe a tiled doormat by the back door or something like that? That could happen.

Fantasy kitchen!

1. American Olean 3×6″ subway tiles
2. Francis Francis X1 espresso machine
3. HEKTAR pendant lamp, IKEA
4. Design Workshop rolling cart, West Elm Market
5. Eames DAX armchair
6. Vintage cast iron pot, Hindsvik
7. Mt Whitney table, Blake Avenue
8. Cubes geometric cement tile, Villa Lagoon

Kitchen spotted via Desire to Inspire (thanks to Tina for the tip!)

43 comments
  1. jenn @ beyond the stoopJan 8, 20135:12 pm

    those tiles are TO DIE FOR!! totally in love.

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  2. Miss AlixJan 8, 20135:12 pm

    Yeah I would totally live in that kitchen too. Trundle bed under the table? Ok not really but it’s beautiful. Love the floor the best.

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  3. jodieJan 8, 20135:14 pm

    I love love love it too. The only thing I would change is the sink right next to the window. I sense many splashes against the glass that would drive me bananas.

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  4. FionaJan 8, 20135:24 pm

    Aaaagghhh, the tiles. Love them so hard. They’re quite Gio Ponti-ish aren’t they? Fired Earth brought out a brilliant graphic black and white range a few years ago, that style in your pics included. I worked out it would cost about €200 to replace the horrible 1950s tiles inside the lovely 1840s marble fireplace with really excellent black and white geometric 1950s tiles. Which would have been a bit counter-intuitive but I think awesome. And did I get them immediately? No. And are they discontinued? Yes.

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  5. MichelleJan 8, 20136:01 pm

    OMG such a perfectly timed post Anna! We bought these same tiles over a year ago from that Moroccan place that used to be in the Chelsea Market before they closed (on super clearance sale) and have been storing boxes and boxes of them in various places in our house until we could start our kitchen reno (this year). this kitchen is so well done! I can’t wait to start working on ours now! thanks for the post!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    JEALOUSSSSSSS!!!

  6. FionaJan 8, 20136:13 pm

    I love the kitchen, but don’t love the floor tiles (in this case. I have seen other kitchens where I think they really work well.) I would love to see a plain dark gray floor, but beautiful kitchen!

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  7. AmyJan 8, 20136:22 pm

    This kitchen is so good! And that yellow pot reminds me of the bright yellow Dansk fondue set I randomly bought on Ebay last night. Like this!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/103192217/dansk-kobenstyle-enamelware-yellow

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  8. lauraJan 8, 20137:29 pm

    i love it, love the tiles, the mix of wood, metals and pattern.

    maybe you could recreate that tile pattern in 3 different shades of vct tiles cut into those shapes? it would take a while, but it might work.

    that sink is driving me bonkers though. in a kitchen that size, there is just no reason to have it just so close to the window, especially since there seems to be a tiny gap between the glass and the edge of the counter. just big enough for water and debris to get down there, but too small to clean. it would have been so easy to scale the cabinetry down just a tiny bit, so there was maybe a 3 inch gap..just enought to reach in and clean. would have looked more furniture like too, which it seems like they were going for.

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Haha! All of you sink haters can stay out of my fantasy kitchen, then. ;)

    I actually think this kitchen is a lot smaller than the photos make it seem like it is. Also, as someone who lives in an old house with a weird kitchen (also with the sink pressed up into a weird corner next to a window!), I’ve gotta say…sometimes you have to work with the plumbing you’ve got or else you enter a whole world of complexities. Who knows what the story is!

  9. SerenityJan 8, 20137:43 pm

    There are some rooms that make me feel such greed/envy, it’s almost painful! This is just beautiful.

    Except the sink – Laura, I’m with you.

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  10. joy @ OSSJan 8, 20138:55 pm

    Hot damn does it look perfect!

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  11. GeninneJan 8, 201311:46 pm

    Whoa! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  12. gardenbreJan 9, 201312:01 am

    in my mind, the windows are really doors and they open up into the garden and the sink isn’t an issue because it’s open air – that’s my story so I’m stickin’ to it … and everything else is amazing too – that floor!

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  13. SaryJan 9, 20131:24 am

    If you can’t find the Carwitham tumbling block pattern in tile for your kitchen floor, you may want take a look at floorcloth artisans that use the pattern to make historically accurate reproductions. Canvasworks floorcloths has one in their gallery here: http://canvasworksfloorcloths.com/gallery-1/ I believe canvasworks also works with clients to design their own one off floorcloths, runners, table mats etc.

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    Lisa /

    Thanks, Sary. Yes! Carwitham Tumbling Blocks will do the trick!
    http://canvasworksfloorcloths.com/products-page/geometric-carwitham-designs/carwitham-4-tumbling-blocks-with-leaf-scroll/

    Anna @ D16 /

    There’s a link to a source for the tile in the post, actually! If you Google “Moroccan cement tiles,” you’ll find lots of places to order from. :)

  14. NinaJan 9, 20137:19 am

    What an awesome kitchen! It strikes the right cords between being rustic and modern. Oh, and don’t get me started on the floor. One day I will learn how to lay tile and install something similar in my entry vestibule.

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    Nina /

    Of course it is chord not cord. Early morning commenting may not be advisable if the brain is still asleep ;)

  15. Kris RobitzschJan 9, 20138:46 am

    I love the flooring. It’s so 3d!

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  16. PollyJan 9, 20139:06 am

    Oh those floor tiles! I love them so so so so much, they are just what we want in our hallway… I wonder can I get them in the UK? Thanks for this Anna

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    Anna @ D16 /

    I’m sure you can, Polly! Try searching for Moroccan cement tiles to start. :)

  17. ChelseaJan 9, 201312:40 pm

    Ugh, those lamps are perfect.

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  18. Cori MageeJan 9, 20132:32 pm

    Like, wow! The whole house is awesome. http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2012/10/14/love.html

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Cori, there are links to see even MORE photos of the house in my post :)

  19. JanaJan 9, 20134:16 pm

    SCREW THE KITCHEN…Barcelona is supercalafragilisticexpealadocious!

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  20. Betinah LunaJan 10, 20138:06 am

    I could also live in here! Seriously!

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  21. nadineJan 10, 201311:38 am

    until i own the perfect room for these beautiful tiles i could dream of it covered in the matching blanket…
    http://www.ferm-living.com/squares-blanket/

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    Anna @ D16 /

    While wearing the Cube scarf from Micaela Greg? :)
    http://www.micaelagreg.com/collections/all/products/cube-scarf

  22. KarenJan 10, 201311:39 am

    Seriously crazy good. I love the wood with the wood and the wood, and then with the matte black. you know what I mean.

    Is that a little built-in step stair at the bottom of the shelving units? GENIUS!

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    Anna @ D16 /

    Haha, yes, I know what you mean. ;)

    And YES…that IS a built-in step stair!!! I may have squealed out loud when I noticed that.

  23. JanneJan 10, 201312:42 pm

    me too. just for the floors and chairs.

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  24. IleanaJan 10, 20132:14 pm

    The floor tiles are really stunning in that large space. The folks at Villa Lagoon are super nice to deal with as well.

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  25. rachelJan 10, 20132:20 pm

    I would move into that kitchen in a hot minute! I love everything about it especially the huge window pane wall.

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  26. CaseyJan 10, 20135:26 pm

    Gorgeous design! I love the shelves, too. :)

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  27. VanessaJan 10, 201311:54 pm

    Wow, those floor tiles are dope! I wonder if they’d be disorienting in such a large space?

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  28. NameJan 11, 20134:46 am

    I bought these tiles from http://www.cement-tiles-usa.com/stock/index.php# but the European branch. They are breathtakingly beautiful withe softest hues. With shipping to the UK from Spain they were roughly half the price of any other supplier. I used ours as a mat in the entryway but it is my dream to use them throughout the entire hallway if money ever permits.

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  29. ryanJan 11, 201311:02 am

    One of the perks of my husband’s job (tours in a band) is that we’re often invited to stay in people’s homes when traveling. I have never been so jealous of living spaces that when we were in Barcelona (Germany is a close second). The tiles, the windows, the vaulted ceilings!

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  30. AnjaJan 12, 20135:50 pm

    We used those tiles in our hallway and I absolutely LOVE them!!

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  31. DaveJan 13, 20133:35 pm

    Very cool pad, and yeah, I could manage living there. I don’t know if I could live that clutter free with such a lack of storage, but it’s definitely nice.

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  32. Tina @ Flying HouseFeb 16, 201311:08 am

    I’m just catching up on my blog reading (clearly I am far behind!) I’m so glad you liked the link!

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  33. DebbieJun 21, 20136:30 pm

    I followed your link from your reply today and wow on the tiles having the same design as the link I sent to you. I have to say that the tiles look so much better than painting the floor with the same design.

    I love that kitchen with it’s mix of materials although I wouldn’t personally choose all of it. I also love the peep into the next room. The table is gorgeous and I love it contrasted with the tiles (floor and walls) and alongside metal and wood shelving. It would be too much in my Yorkshire mid terrace though.

    I love the lighting too although my own kitchen lighting will be even better supposing it ever gets beyond the two huge boxes on the top of my wardrobe. I didn’t realise when I ordered the lighting that they are roughly the size of the bells of Notre Dame. I’m hoping that I will get my act together and have them fitted at some time in the near future if only because my slowness is house improvements is driving every one else mad.

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  34. ArpiJul 11, 20132:15 pm

    Love the flow of the geometric cement tiles in this kitchen!

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