Elegance of Yesteryear for La Cacharrería Restaurant in Gijon, Spain
In 2020, La Cacharrería restaurant relocated to the heart of Gijon after eight years in Villaviciosa, Asturias. Diners enjoy classic, traditional local cuisine, and dishes with a contemporary spin. Owner Juan Noval of interior design studio Juan Noval Studio explains, “We have tried to maintain our elegant yet relaxed and informal atmosphere where customers feel comfortable and enjoy pleasant hours.”.
The decor is an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, wallpaper, lamps, decor, and art sourced from the English brand Prince and Reel that blends seamlessly with contemporary ones, some from the El Galgo Gris store in Oviedo. With a polychrome decorating scheme, the designer masterfully combined pastel blues and pinks, more vibrant hues of the same colors, and gold tones on furniture, lighting fixtures, and decor. The designer worked in textured fabrics and pieces that evoke the past. Each piece makes a specific textual contribution to creating an atmosphere that is purposeful and timeless.
The gold ceiling that runs along the length of the dining area is a standout design feature.
Vintage-inspired black and white stripe tiles on the flooring, ceiling, and wall panels perfectly contrast with contemporary accessories, creating an air of sophistication.
The pastel shades of the fringe ceiling lamps lend an air of luxury.
Textured fabrics and eclectic accessories in the seating area.
C. Uría, 9, 33202 Gijón
Photography by Érika Anes, exclusively for Spain for Design.
Asturias-based Érika Anes has been interested and linked to the arts since childhood, an interest that prompted her to study photography and lighting in Oviedo. In 2014 she started working for Mediadvanced, a multidisciplinary creative agency that develops communication, image, photography, art, marketing, and e-commerce projects. She has worked for several Spanish brands and companies in different sectors. A regular contributor to Spain for Design, she continues to develop as a freelance photographer. She set up her own studio for photography and video production, Deza Studio. (@dezaestudio).
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