Charming seems to be just the word to describe a residential building renovated in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Designers didn’t just tear through the space and make it brand new. Rather, they tenderly took the time to discover what the past left them to enhance the project for use today. Mixing patterns in floors and tiles suppress our tendencies for sheen balance. Instead we feel so satisfied in leaving things just as they are, gravitating toward imperfection and room for emotion. The building brings a deep attachment to the age old streets it has sat on for so, so many years. Beauty lies about in the deep beamed ceilings, tall Juliette balconies, raw wood beams that patch walls, and unforgettable tile flooring. Project headed up by lead designer Miralles Tagliabue EMBT.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.