Be inspired by this Spanish townhouse

Looking for inspiration from real homes? Take a look inside this spanish townhouse in Rioja for plenty of modern home inspiration. This house tour, previously featured in Livingetc, features rustic and traditional features with bold modern touches

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

exterior of white house with balcony rail

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

2/9 Stencil | Spanish town house tour

hallway with terracotta floor tiles bench and cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

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

living room with mirror and potted plants

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

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.

Find a leather chair at Soane (opens in new tab)After Noah (opens in new tab) has a wooden table like this. Try IKEA (opens in new tab) for a similar pendant shade. 

4/9 Seating area | Spanish town house tour

seating area with potted plant mirror and striped cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

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.

Find similar striped cushions at Ooaki (opens in new tab). Head to Nordic Style (opens in new tab) for a tall, painted mirror.

5/9 Living room | Spanish town house tour

living room with wooden sideboard and floor tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

The green screen in the living room was a junk-yard find which the owners updated with mirrors, though the The French Bedroom Company (opens in new tab) sells similar.

Find an armchair like this at Danish Home Store (opens in new tab)La Maison Coloniale (opens in new tab) sells wooden sideboards and pick up decorative floor tiles at Leorec (opens in new tab).

6/9 Hallway mirror display | Spanish town house tour

hallway with stairwell and mirrors

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

A cluster of mirrors adds light to one of the stairwells; Northcote Road Antiques (opens in new tab) has a good selection.

7/9 Bedroom | Spanish town house tour

bedroom with red lamp and bed with blanket

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

The red lamp was an eBay (opens in new tab) find, but Mark Parrish (opens in new tab) does similar. Toast's (opens in new tab) Brechfa blanket is like this.

8/9 Double sinks bathroom | Spanish town house tour

bathroom with white double sink and lamps

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

The bathroom basins were set in a bespoke unit. Find similar ones at WC One (opens in new tab). Try Heal's (opens in new tab) for lights like these.

9/9 Bathroom | Spanish town house tour

bathroom with white bathtub wicker chair and bathroom cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Alexander James)

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.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a retro 1970s-inspired bungalow.

Heather Young
Heather Young

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.