Designer Jaime Hayon's Renovated Home in Spain

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May 23, 2012

The internationally acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon takes us on a personal tour of his newly renovated home in Valencia, Spain, offering decorating tips along the way.

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  Jaime Hayon designed the yellow shoes he’s wearing for Spanish brand Camper. The dining table is a special edition, available through Hayon’s website.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    Jaime Hayon designed the yellow shoes he’s wearing for Spanish brand Camper. The dining table is a special edition, available through Hayon’s website.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Hayon and his wife, photographer Nienke Klunder, and their son, Tys, has filled his home with many of his own designs, including the Bardot sofa for Bernhardt Design and the 22 chair for Ceccotti and mint-colored armoire for Bisazza Bagno.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    Hayon and his wife, photographer Nienke Klunder, and their son, Tys, has filled his home with many of his own designs, including the Bardot sofa for Bernhardt Design and the 22 chair for Ceccotti and mint-colored armoire for Bisazza Bagno.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  The couple snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which they’ve since filled with vintage finds and Hayon’s own designs and prototypes.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    The couple snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which they’ve since filled with vintage finds and Hayon’s own designs and prototypes.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  In keeping with Hayon’s goal of creating a serene and airy home, the master bedroom and sticks to a mostly neutral palette of whites and grays. The bench by the bed is a custom piece designed by Hayon and Klunder and fabricated by their carpenter friend Josep Joffre.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    In keeping with Hayon’s goal of creating a serene and airy home, the master bedroom and sticks to a mostly neutral palette of whites and grays. The bench by the bed is a custom piece designed by Hayon and Klunder and fabricated by their carpenter friend Josep Joffre.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  The kitchen in the Valencia apartment.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    The kitchen in the Valencia apartment.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Hayon and Klunder’s nearby studio is an appealing place to work, with its high ceilings and historic cement tile floors.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    Hayon and Klunder’s nearby studio is an appealing place to work, with its high ceilings and historic cement tile floors.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Hayon and Klunder’s kitchen is all white, down to the minimalist, lacquered Santos cabinets. When it comes to picking paint and fabric colors, Hayon advocates for grayed-out hues. “My recommendation is that even when you use bolder colors make sure they have a percentage of gray in them,” he says. “If you use yellow, it should be yellow-gray. If a green is used it should be a green-gray.”  Photo by: Nienke Klunder

    Hayon and Klunder’s kitchen is all white, down to the minimalist, lacquered Santos cabinets. When it comes to picking paint and fabric colors, Hayon advocates for grayed-out hues. “My recommendation is that even when you use bolder colors make sure they have a percentage of gray in them,” he says. “If you use yellow, it should be yellow-gray. If a green is used it should be a green-gray.”

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Bathroom LessonIn the gleaming, glam bathroom, “it was important to use different whites,” says Hayon. “The dull Macael marble I used is warmer and easier to combine with white ceiling paint than stone from Carrara.” Hayon’s Josephine ceramic lamps, designed for Metalarte, are complemented by a matching warm gray Bisazza Bagno vanity, also by Hayon.bisazzabagno.itmetalarte.com  Photo by: Nienke Klunder
    Bathroom Lesson

    In the gleaming, glam bathroom, “it was important to use different whites,” says Hayon. “The dull Macael marble I used is warmer and easier to combine with white ceiling paint than stone from Carrara.” Hayon’s Josephine ceramic lamps, designed for Metalarte, are complemented by a matching warm gray Bisazza Bagno vanity, also by Hayon.bisazzabagno.itmetalarte.com

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Mix MethodThe best way to integrate different furniture styles is to treat “the space like a gallery and place objects according to their colors,” Hayon says. He cautions against using too much natural wood furniture in a space with wood floors: “You need contrast.” In his home, contrasting materials, small porcelain objects, and an occasional black form enliven a palette of light gray furniture.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder
    Mix Method

    The best way to integrate different furniture styles is to treat “the space like a gallery and place objects according to their colors,” Hayon says. He cautions against using too much natural wood furniture in a space with wood floors: “You need contrast.” In his home, contrasting materials, small porcelain objects, and an occasional black form enliven a palette of light gray furniture.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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  Brass TacticsThe best way to showcase vintage hardware is to polish it lightly and paint door and window frames a pale white or gray, according to Hayon. Brass hardware also effectively accents mint-colored furniture like the Bisazza Bagno cabinet in the living room, a Hayon design from 2011.  Photo by: Nienke Klunder
    Brass Tactics

    The best way to showcase vintage hardware is to polish it lightly and paint door and window frames a pale white or gray, according to Hayon. Brass hardware also effectively accents mint-colored furniture like the Bisazza Bagno cabinet in the living room, a Hayon design from 2011.

    Photo by: Nienke Klunder

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