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An Art Nouveau Dream

By Decorology @decorology_blog

Possibly Gaudi's most beautiful masterpiece, the Casa Batlló was one of the highlights of my 9 week European trip this summer. Once you see these pictures you'll see why.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe exterior. The locals call it the "house of bones" because it's organic, skeletal appearance.
Read more about the house here on Wikipedia.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe amazing staircase on the ground floor that leads you up to the main parlor and other floors
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudithe top of the staircase
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe front parlor and it's gallery windows is one of the most impressive house features.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiAn art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiAn art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe ceiling of the parlor is also beautiful
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe parlor as it appeared when the Batlló family lived in the house
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiGaudi thought out EVERY little detail and in every little detail drew inspiration from nature. Check out the organic shaped sliding wood ventilation panels in the door.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThis fireplace has a two-seat bench at one end, and a one-seat bench on another, which is where a chaperone could sit and mind a young couple cozying up by the fire.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe dining room as it appeared
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe center of the house is open and acts as a giant skylight and spreads light throughout the home. The tiles create a gradient - the bottom floors have the lightest blue tile, to reflect light, and the top floors have the darkest blue tile, to absorb more light.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiOne of the split level staircases
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe attic floor was my favorite. It was white and everything was organically shaped. The arches were like a giant ribcage.
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiAn art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiI loved the window frames and shutters
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiA detail of the window
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiAn art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiThe mosaic and tile roof is also amazing
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by GaudiIsn't the wall treatment that was used throughout the house beautiful?
An art nouveau dream - the whimsical and nature inspired Barcelona home designed by Gaudi
You can also take a virtual tour at the official Casa Batllo website.

 


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