Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona… It’s been a few years since I last visited this city so I thought it appropriate to share with you a few terraces that I have been seeing on my trip. This visit is for a bit of fun and work, as I am keeping an eye out for inspiration for a new terrace I am designing back in Madrid.
Barcelona has more moisture in the air due to the Mediterranean Sea and is less dry than centrally located Madrid. This first terrace is a lush green haven, protected in part by the fact it is on a second and third floor of an old corner building in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona. I look at this terrace and see lots of wonderful greens to cut for inside the house. A lush and tropical green paradise in a sea of stone buildings.
The second terrace is viewed from a tower of the La Sagrada Familia and as we climbed higher and higher up my sites turned to scanning rooftops for private gardens. There weren’t many to see due to my limited view but loved this one terrace below, on the right. I could just imagine creating something wonderful with that empty canvas and the the small structure in the center. Pergolas covered in grapes, fountains, with the church being the main vista for the garden. Or there is the other terrace on the left which made me smile, for it’s use of astroturf large purple and mustard yellow fountain, seemingly it’s most important feature of the terrace. Or maybe it’s a pool? Either way, it’s always enjoyable to see how well, or not, others use their terrace and garden spaces. Enjoy.. – James (Instagram)