If charm and history appeal to you, this schoolhouse might just fill your day with inspiration.
Once used as a rural schoolhouse during the Second Spanish Republic, this now cottage was in in complete ruins. That’s when interior designer Mikel Larrinaga decided to transform it into his little piece of heaven.
The main part of the cottage was used as the one and only classroom, where children of different ages where mixed to learn together. What is now a small kitchen, once used to be the teacher’s room.
Space, as you will see, is at a premium in this cottage, but that only adds to its charm and preciousness.
Country Cottage in Spain
This place is enchanting! The arch and doors are original to the house.
This covered patio is where you want to spend your afternoons, just enjoying good food and the hot weather, after all, you’re in Spain!
The Ikea curtain panels offer some comfort when closed.
Opposite door is from the 18th century.
Love is always found in the details…
This is so beautiful! It reminds me of my grandmother’s outdoor kitchen in our farm, back when I was a child in Brazil. You don’t even use your indoor kitchen… this is where you cook your meals and spend the day talking about life.
The more you see this cottage, the more you start respecting its beauty and the history it carries.
Sink and faucet are vintage finds.
Rustic, Country & Chic
As you enter this cottage, you notice how much personality and details this place offers.
Somehow this industrial Ikea kitchen works perfectly with the rustic environment.
Here, the designer brings some elegance with an antique French chandelier.
Green accents plays beautifully against the neutral walls and furnishings.
Table & Cabinet
Pine table and chairs are antiques from the 50′s.
Cabinet is from “La Brocante de Ana”.
Perfectly French Country
This main room used to be the only classroom. Stunning beams!
The room was divided with furniture to create different areas withing the space. Many of the furnishing you see here was found at an auction.
A place to write letters… (Call me old school, but is there anything better than receiving a heartfelt letter? )
Table is an antique from the 1920′s from “Antigüedades Cerrajería Nájera”.
This tiny bedroom is somehow very romantic… maybe because it’s in Spain…
Linen Bedding is from “Zara Home”.
Adding beauty with simplicity.
Small Bathroom Design
This is a small bathroom done right!
Mirror and vanity are from Ikea and sconces are from “Susaeta Iluminación”.
Welcoming and simple…
Chandelier is from “Artespaña Bilbao”.
This place comes even with a sweet friend…
Bench is a restored piece.
Let’s escape the winter and enjoy a sunny vacation in Spain? Who’s coming?
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I hope you had a fun time around here and could picture yourself spending some time in this beautiful cottage. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
Enjoy a Beautiful Day and I will see you again tomorrow!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Sources: El Mueble.