Relaxed Sophistication in a Madrid Apartment

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Name: Virginia
Location: Madrid, Spain

The goals of the redesign of our duplex penthouse in the western area of Madrid were to achieve spacious rooms, and bring natural light to areas that did not have it, such as the hall. Another one of the goals was to connect the exterior with the interior through large windows in the kitchen and living room that overlook the terrace that the apartment has on the ground floor.

To extend the room, the walls that separated it from the adjoining room and the entrance were demolished, replacing the latter with glass that allowed natural light to be brought into the hall, adding visual interest to both rooms, but separating them as well.

The kitchen was expanded by giving it a piece of the terrace, which helped us obtain a very bright office area, and fully connect the interior with the exterior in both winter and summer.

The layout of the upstairs, which originally consisted of four bedrooms, was redesigned as we converted one of the rooms into a dressing room in the master bedroom. Which connected both rooms by a wide span, bringing both spaciousness and brightness to the two bedrooms.

As for the decor, it was a safe bet to paint the walls white whites and go for neutral tones with the furniture but still pick pieces with personality. Such is the case of the Danish dining table from the 50s acquired in Batavia, the French seats from the ’60s acquired in La Recova, or so many other pieces purchased at auctions and distributed through different rooms of the house, and bought in stores such as La Europea , La Casita de Margaux, etc.

A balanced mix of midcentury pieces, contemporary designers, maker pieces, and young talents of the current scene, all come together to achieve a cozy, sober and elegant vibe, but also relaxed and full of vitality, thanks to the plants spread throughout the house.

Thanks, Virginia!

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