I really truly fell in love with the interiors of Antoni Gaudi's Casa Mila in Barcelona, completed in 1912. And I was having an interesting deja vu of sorts that was a cross between memories of my paternal grandmother (who had fabulous taste and loved antiques) and my pre-war apartment on the Upper West side in Manhattan, pre-life in Israel! Oh and that artwork wasn't a period poster when this apartment was designed, that's how women dressed then! Love that double chair designed by Gaudi, and the custom carved door trim.
The back hall, has wonderful light, and was one of my favorite areas of the apartment that's open for a look around, when you pay the entrance fee to the building.
And from that back hall one can experience the roof garden, at least on the higher floors.
Love the patchwork marble floors and all that custom design.
The dining room, which by today's standard is a bit small for such an elegant apartment, guess they didn't entertain much!
Looking into the dining room from the sitting room.......
When we entered the kitchen, which is relatively plain compared to the rest of the apartment, we suddenly realized how very old this apartment actually is!
Look at those tiny taps, and they didn't have paper plates then!
A view into the child's room.......
......the maid's room nearby........
....and the sewing room, where there was quite a lot of work to be done maintaining the home's linens and the mistress of the house's elaborate clothing! That's it for my little tour of Casa Mila, do visit yourself if you have the chance!
You can see the roof garden and other areas of Casa Mila in my previous post here. Lots more Barcelona photos to come, over the next several weeks, so stay tuned!