This is the private home of interior designer Mikel Irastorza in San Sebastian, Spain. He’s used a brilliant mixture of scandinavian classic furniture with modern lighting and splashes of colour here and there. Crisp, clean white walls set the stage for a sleek, stark home that is punctuated with really contemporary modern pieces and fleshed out by great art and vintage furniture pieces, too. Everything just seems to stand out and pop in this space.
It takes real skill to be able to mix and match the eclectic styles you see in this space, like the dining table which is traditional with some really Mid-Century Modern chairs. Or the art, which ranges from classic black and white photographs to ornate, traditional sculptures to really modern, abstract art.
Though some of the pieces in this space probably cost more than some people’s homes, there’ s still a real casual air to the space, and you can tell that someone lives here and it’s not just all for show. There’s also a real element of luxury in the space, as well, as evidenced by that gorgeous fur comforter in the master bedroom.
“I don’t think I have a particular style, to be honest,” says Irastorza. “I always try to adapt my work to the places, houses, and clients I work with. This house was my own, so it’s a bit of everything. I just knew that I wanted it to be clean and open, but also very warm.” The final result is a home that feels harmonious and balanced — a delicious blend of a structure inspired by the past, and design that lives in the present.