Since 2019, interior designer David Torres has been running That Home Studio in Barcelona. What began during the pandemic as small-scale interior design advice to his own social circles has now grown into unique apartment renovations and finished interior design projects in his home city, Barcelona. One of the first renovation projects the studio carried out was named Uptown Apartment, and clearly reflects the style and atmosphere Torres is trying to create.
That Home Studio always delivers projects that are bathed in a warm and calm atmosphere and that bring a sense of neutrality. As for the materials, wood and marble are the key words. Torres brings warmth into the home through his use of natural wood and complements this with interesting marble contrasts. That Home Studio also always goes for a total concept: each piece of furniture and decorative object is put in the spotlight in an appropriate way, in order to bring out the unique character of each project. One of the features that typifies Torres' studio is the combination of modern furniture and lighting with unique vintage pieces.
The Uptown Apartment is located in uptown Barcelona and is a renovation project in a building that dates back to the 1940s. The original layout was opened up and transformed into a spacious and light-filled apartment. A logical move since the aim was to achieve a renovation in which a modern and relaxing atmosphere on the one hand and the preservation of historical elements on the other could exist side by side.
The furniture comes into its own through neutral and materials.
In this case, the ceiling and the original Versailles wooden floor take centre stage. In line with Torres' style, the use of wood goes beyond the floor: on the walls there are beautiful wooden panels that form a thread through various rooms. Marble is also an essential material here. In fact, the studio used custom-made flooring by combining neutral tones and patterns.
Logically, art and furniture are also part of the renovation of the Uptown Apartment. The clients in question have their own art collection, and each item has been given its own place in the apartment. The most striking and eccentric pieces were placed in the hallway, serving as an eye-catcher in an otherwise neutral space. We understand why Torres called this residential project 'the gallery apartment'. Furthermore, the interior designer is a master at placing the right furniture in the right room. The furniture and lighting both come into their own through the neutral choices in architecture and materials.
With this project, That Home Studio has given impressive shape to a style they call relaxed young luxury. This is a young and relaxed form of luxury where the right choice of elements takes precedence over abundance and blingbling. A design concept with a clear vision and a calm atmosphere based on a consistent choice of materials, that is what David Torres is all about. And so do we.
Photography by Josep Solé