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This 19th century townhouse in Rioja, Spain has been lovingly restored and turned into a modern family home. The house is spread out over 4 floors and comprises of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 5 reception areas.
1/9 Exterior | Spanish town house tour
2/9 Stencil | Spanish town house tour
The rustic hallway features a striking tree mural which adds interest and colour.
Find a similar bench at Scumble Goosie (opens in new tab), and cushions at Emma Loves Retro (opens in new tab). Petersham Nurseries (opens in new tab) sells large urns. For terracotta floor tiles, go to Living House (opens in new tab).
3/9 Ethnic living room | Spanish town house tour
In the sitting room the owners experimented with paint, mixing it themselves to create the exact colour they wanted. The furniture is a blend of recycled pieces and junk-shop finds that fits perfectly in this historic space.
4/9 Seating area | Spanish town house tour
Despite the home's age, many of the original features such as the floor tiling (seen underneath the rug) were in perfect condition when the owners moved in.
5/9 Living room | Spanish town house tour
6/9 Hallway mirror display | Spanish town house tour
7/9 Bedroom | Spanish town house tour
8/9 Double sinks bathroom | Spanish town house tour
9/9 Bathroom | Spanish town house tour
A bath set in concrete is positioned in the middle of the room, allowing views of the open countryside beyond.
The bathroom cabinet was restored and painted by the owners. Lloyd Loom (opens in new tab) sells coloured wicker chairs.
Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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