Inspiring Interiors

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.

✚ 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!)

Previous Post Next Post

Other Stuff You Might Be Into


  • Reply jenn @ beyond the stoop January 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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

  • Reply Miss Alix January 8, 2013 at 5:12 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.

  • Reply jodie January 8, 2013 at 5:14 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.

  • Reply Fiona January 8, 2013 at 5:24 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.

  • Reply Michelle January 8, 2013 at 6:01 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!

    • Anna @ D16 January 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm


  • Reply Fiona January 8, 2013 at 6:13 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!

  • Reply Amy January 8, 2013 at 6:22 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!:

  • Reply laura January 8, 2013 at 7:29 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.

    • Anna @ D16 January 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      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!

  • Reply Serenity January 8, 2013 at 7:43 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.

  • Reply joy @ OSS January 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hot damn does it look perfect!

  • Reply Geninne January 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Whoa! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Reply gardenbre January 9, 2013 at 12:01 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!

  • Reply Sary January 9, 2013 at 1:24 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: I believe canvasworks also works with clients to design their own one off floorcloths, runners, table mats etc.

  • Reply Nina January 9, 2013 at 7:19 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.

    • Nina January 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

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

  • Reply Kris Robitzsch January 9, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I love the flooring. It’s so 3d!

  • Reply Polly January 9, 2013 at 9:06 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

  • Reply Chelsea January 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Ugh, those lamps are perfect.

  • Reply Cori Magee January 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Like, wow! The whole house is awesome.

    • Anna @ D16 January 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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

  • Reply Jana January 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    SCREW THE KITCHEN…Barcelona is supercalafragilisticexpealadocious!

  • Reply Betinah Luna January 10, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I could also live in here! Seriously!

  • Reply nadine January 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

    until i own the perfect room for these beautiful tiles i could dream of it covered in the matching blanket…

  • Reply Karen January 10, 2013 at 11:39 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!

    • Anna @ D16 January 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      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.

  • Reply Janne January 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    me too. just for the floors and chairs.

  • Reply Ileana January 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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

  • Reply rachel January 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm

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

  • Reply Casey January 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Gorgeous design! I love the shelves, too. 🙂

  • Reply Vanessa January 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

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

  • Reply Name January 11, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I bought these tiles from 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.

  • Reply ryan January 11, 2013 at 11:02 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!

  • Reply Anja January 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

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

  • Reply Dave January 13, 2013 at 3:35 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.

  • Reply Tina @ Flying House February 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

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

  • Reply Debbie June 21, 2013 at 6:30 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.

  • Reply Arpi July 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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

  • Leave a Comment

    Door Sixteen is a hate-free, drama-free, spam-free zone. Open dialogue is welcome, but comments designed to harm or deceive will be removed.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Get D16 in your mailbox

    Sign up to receive weekly digests and (occasional) other updates from Door Sixteen! I promise to not bombard your inbox.