Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Feminine, electic, serene and sophisticated defines this decorative style by interior designer Patricia Bustos.  Sitting in the Salamanca district in Madrid, this apartment has two stories - hence, the generous dimensions. Original features, such as moldings, woodwork, and fixtures roughly remained intact and preserved in its renovation.

The most important part of the renovation was seen in the kitchen.  The owner wanted a large, open and generous office and sitting room, while a distinctive touch was enhanced by the coating of cement tiles. One key was the use of powdered colors and in certain areas; wallpaper. They have achieved a delicate space and relaxed atmosphere, marrying perfectly with the wonderful selection of vintage and retro pieces; glamorous golden lamps, nineteenth century antiques and works by artist Diego Portuondo.  A decidedly Parisian and ultra-feminine aesthetic that has helped create elegant, delicate and unquestionable character spaces.

In the entrance, a sideboard with Carrara marble top designed by the Living Pink Studio. Above, a Blanc d'Ivoire trumeau mirror, sculpture and obelisk, both by Jon Urgoiti.

A Fornasetti tapestry from El Transformista is featured on the wall.  Below, two stools and "Romy" rug from Suzanne Sharp at The Rug Company. 

A tortoise shell is given a place of honor above the fireplace in the living room.

A delicate methacrylate and golden brass screen designed by the Living Pink Studio, divides the living and dining areas.

In the living room, a Blasco & Blasco sofa and LA Studio leopard print vintage chair.

The sitting area revolves around a coffee table of parchment and brass designed by Jon Urgoiti, along with fossilized wood and brass table sculptures. The corner sofa is a '50s design by Marco Zanuso.

Two Italian '50s armchairs from LA Studio reupholstered in Robert Allen fabrics. A retro lamp from El Transformista is reflected in the twin mirrored center tables. 

A Diego Portuondo piece from the Oh Paris series - "Pavillon Richelieu" is centered between Christopher Hall sconces. 

Sliding doors separate the dining room from one of the lounges. They are flanked by Vogue vintage photographs above Detana, twin black console tables.

The fabulous mid century chandelier hangs over the dining table in pink and gold with marble top.

A wood dresser acquired in El Ocho, boasts another Diego Portuondo piece, "Breaking News Head" and centered between '60s floor lamps.  

In the kitchen, a seating area with a corner sofa is embraced by walls of cement tiles in soft shades. The '40s ceiling lamp comes form The Studio. The cozy atmosphere is completed by an Emmanuelle armchair and Zara Home leopard rug.

The bedroom decor is sophisticated with vintage and chic details such as the bohemian crystal chandelier.

In the changing area, a Beatriz Bálgoma antique armchair is upholstered in Etro fabric.

I hope you enjoyed this week's house tour. Comments are always welcome.


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