This old apartment in central Madrid, Spain is both home and some kind of a showroom of antique objects, furniture and accessories. Pep Cuca Boixader Riera, owners of the firm Antiq-BR, have created the beautiful interiors of this simple and charming home, which is also showroom and workshop.
Pep Cuca Boixader Riera and share four children and a business: Antiq-BR, space devoted to European antiques from the eighteenth and nineteenth-French, Italian and Swedish almost exclusively. In the center of Madrid have their headquarters, which also is his private residence and the place where the female component of this creative tandem has installed its textile workshop.
The spacious floor that focuses all activity is perfect to dedicate to such versatile uses thanks to a magnificent layout and beautiful antique finishes, which provide enabling framework: the pavement is a pine floorboards late eighteenth century in the area dedicated to showroom, and the walls and high ceilings are decorated with plaster moldings. A bright and airy box, ideal for jewelry accommodate furniture, mirrors, decorative objects, some wonderful chandeliers … All of these unique pieces, with charisma, which retain the colors of the time, purchased by antique dealers for their beauty or interest. “We only buy what we like,” says Pep Boixader.
The integration of antiques is not at odds, however, a convenient and simple interior that exudes calm and light thanks to white and light colors chosen as background and stays reiterated element. Simplicity, balance, naturally: the textiles designed by the owner reinforce these concepts. His firm, Ana & Cuca, whose first name is a tribute to the youngest of the family, use fabrics and antique linens, also of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which, after a recovery process completely handmade, reconverted into plaids, cushions, duvet covers, bags … small-scale production to get almost unique pieces. How unique is this house in which we work and create, but above all, we live.