Finding Inspiration in Barcelona
Our Principal Designer, Jennifer, recently returned from an inspiring trip to Barcelona full of architectural tours, design hot spots, and plenty of delicious food! Read on to see highlights and hear about her trip firsthand!
One of our first stops was El Nacional, described to us as Barcelona’s version of the Ferry Building. This collection of restaurants serves a variety of foods from the Iberian Peninsula in an amazing building from the 1880’s. A feast for the eyes and the belly!
We stayed in El Born and spent hours just wandering the streets of the Gothic Quarter. I couldn’t walk more than a few blocks without seeing a pattern, texture, or pair of antique doors that I just HAD to photograph! And yes, this exasperated my impatient five year old son. 🙂
Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família basilica was hands-down one of the most incredible architectural tours of my life. It’s impossible to put into words, so head to our Instagram page and watch the ‘Inside Look’ video!
We ended our stay at the Cotton House Hotel, a 19th century Neoclassical building that once served as the headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation. A thoughtful restoration by acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán successfully blends old-world with modern luxury. I guarantee you will not be able to put your camera down!