Casa Mathilda, a boutique bed & breakfast in which interior designer Barbara Aurell has recovered the essence of the apartment of post modern Eixample, Barcelona
Casa Mathilda is one of the recent projects by Espacio en Blanco, an interior design firm led by Barbara Aurell. Located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Casa Mathilda is located on the main floor of a building of the early twentieth century.
It is a project designed with care to make guests feel at home, where it has avoided ostentatiousness, opting towards rationality and personality of the space itself. With this project, Barbara Aurell has carried out a thorough job of recovering the original features of the property. From brass doorknobs to the oak floors, which have been combined with existing hydraulic tiles, she has created an environment with personality. Aurell has also laid out the space with the original towering stained glass doors, giving them the function of sliding doors in the common areas Casa Mathilda. Also, some of the original moldings ceilings have been converted into mirror frames and shelves, which, along with vintage style furniture create an environment with great personality.
The Casa Mathilda transmits comfort and tranquility to its guests in the relaxed environment of the space. The pastel shades of hydraulic tiles, the soft tones of fabrics and curtains, and soft green color used on walls, help create harmony.
“If I had to define this hotel would as a space created by people for people,” says Barbara Aurell. “I wanted to escape creating a cold and impersonal accommodation for our guests. Thanks to the distribution of spaces and to the philosophy of its owner, guests can feel at home, moving freely in the kitchen and common spaces and even organize their own dinners, “adds the interior designer.
Casa Mathilda has 14 rooms, all with natural light from the large windows made possible on the property. Some of the rooms also have direct access to the terrace, the jewel of Casa Mathilda, which overlooks an interior patio, an oasis that allows escape from the bustle of the city. This accommodation has 4 bedrooms with a chill out area suitable for families. Assumpta Baldó, the owner, prepares delicious breakfasts, with homemade cakes, natural juices, seasonal fruits and different types of breads.