Inspiring Places…Barcelona

As a soon-to-be bridesmaid for one of my good friends, I was recently tasked with arranging her surprise hen do! The bride wanted to go somewhere hot, with plenty of nightlife, a dash of culture and not too pricey. So at the end of June this year, eleven lovely ladies and I touched down in sunny Barcelona and it didn’t disappoint!

Now I’m not going to reveal too much about the hen-do antics as, well… what happened in Barcelona, stays in Barcelona… and all that! Instead, I’d like to share an insight into the city with my designer’s hat on. For art and design lovers, Barcelona really does have it all!

With my passion for architecture, Barcelona has been on my ‘places to visit’ wish list for quite some time. It’s renowned for this, with its striking mix of old and new, alongside the ornate, extravagant works of Antonio Gaudi. It was awe-inspiring to see the architecture in person and to soak up the culture of the city. Below are some of my favourite patterny finds.

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia…
Bold contemporary architecture…
The flats and balconies could not be ignored…
Parc Güell and Gaudi’s house…

I think I feel a new design coming on!