Interiors Inspiration: Tin House

This former hen house in the south of France has been converted into a nest for guests by Spanish interior designer Isabel Lopez-Quesada. Most of the materials used in the project are recycled - from doors, windows and radiators to the corrugated tin used in the original construction.

Corrugated tin/iron is such an underrated material and it is great to see it being used in a modern and celebratory way. I would happily live under a roof of tin - it would be extremely noisy when it rained but I imagine that would be half the fun! I also like the irregular panelling in the corridor - such a good way to improve the space.

As the designer says, “a house, like a person, should blend traditions and modernity. Why do a house in just one style? Being narrow-minded is not the message you want to pass on to your children.”