This apartment could be defined as a wabi sabi style house. Or at least, that is the feeling you’d perceive after the remodeling and interior design by Iker Ochotorena from Estudio OOAA. All rooms are defined by the use of natural materials and neutral tones, the perfect mix of furniture, and the total absence of superfluous elements.
The house’s decoration is based off of the careful selection of furniture and accessories. Wabi sabi style houses always have the right furniture, serving a mix of functionality, aesthetic and sentimental value, which is often combined with high quality materials to achieve the sought-after aesthetic. Here in the living room, Ochotorena combines custom designs, contemporary furniture, and Retro European pieces from the 1950s.
Throughout the house, many neutral tones dominate the rooms, with pops of orange and light red, such as the Enoki coffee tables by e15. As for fabrics, linen is omnipresent, seen on the sofa and on the mustard armchairs with sleep covers by Blasco
Following the theme, the dining room contains linen chairs from Axel Vervoordt, credited as the introducer of the wabi sabi philosophy in Europe. The two-seat bench is designed by Estudio OOAA. The unfinished wood and the ‘’esparto’’ carpet are part of the natural materials that define a wabi sabi style house.
There has been given much thought to the preservation of the original elements of the apartment, located in a 1960s building by Juan Manuel Ruiz de la Prada. Ochotorena used oak wood for doors and flooring throughout the house, also using the original openings in the walls to his favor. In the office, it is used as storage, in the form of shelves
If you want to see more of this wabi sabi style house, you can see it in Nuevo Estilo