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More to Love in Madrid

by habituallychic

03 . 04 . 13
Every search on the internet ends in a trip down the rabbit hole but it usually turns out for the best.  That’s how I found this duplex apartment in Madrid designed by one of my favorite designers Lorenzo Castillo.  From what I can gather from my limited Spanish, it might be for his brother Santiago Castillo, an abstract artist whose work hangs in Lorenzo’s apartment in the same building.  You might remember it from this post which I just realized I posted almost exactly one year ago.  Funny how that happens.  While it has a similar feel to Lorenzo’s apartment the patterned wall covering creates a bold backdrop for the artwork. Also makes me want to move to Spain tomorrow.  Adios amigos!

Pattern on pattern on patter.

These stools would be perfect in my apartment. Sigh.

Love how the kitchen was styled for a magazine shoot with the basket woven bull heads. 

The spiral staircase leads up to the bedroom. 

The wooden doors are off the main courtyard of the building. 

The long entry foyer leads to another set of doors into the apartment. 

I love everything about this vignette. 

Too bad we don’t have spaces like this in America. 

I think this is the main staircase up to Lorenzo’s apartment. The colors and artwork are perfection. 

Photos via Lorenzo Castillo and AD Espana

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  1. stereotype March 4, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    Wow! great home!
    Does anyone know who the artist is that did the orange cube geometric cut out pattern in the bedroom image? This artist work first caught my eye in a fab Mario Testino/ Karlie Kloss editorial last March.

  2. Pablo March 4, 2013 | 4:22 pm

    Wonderful post! Lorenzo’s work is always fabulous and unexpected.

    Stereotype, the artwork in the bedroom is by Yturralde, from the 70s. The editorial you are talking about was also shot in Lorenzo Castillo’s home and showroom as well. Hope that helps! =)




  3. Karen Albert March 4, 2013 | 5:48 pm

    Lorenzo one of the very best eyes for the unexpected in design. The mix of textures, art, and furnishing finds comes together in a home of taste beyond!


    Art by Karena

  4. Lorenzo Castillo March 4, 2013 | 11:44 pm

    Dear Heather,thank you so much for your lovely post and thank all of you for your really kind comments. All the best from Madrid. Lorenzo Castillo.

  5. stereotype March 5, 2013 | 2:27 am

    Thank you very much Pablo for the info, it’s very helpful! I haven’t responded to the current trend for geometry (mineralogy, etc) but Yturralde’s work is different, much more interesting & authentic… and featured in Lorenzo Castillo home, wow! just wow!

  6. MJH Design Arts March 5, 2013 | 10:09 am

    Spanish design—Lorenza Castillo. His spaces are truly Spanish with a perfect mix of international references, even Canton ware in the kitchen. My design heart is still in Spain. Great post.

  7. Beth Pearlman March 5, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    Seriously there is just so much to love about this home! It literally takes my breath away! I so enjoyed the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!


  8. LR Interiors March 5, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    Such amazing design! Does anyone know who makes the wallpapers used in this spread? They are gorgeous.

  9. BRASWELL March 5, 2013 | 7:03 pm

    such an interesting/beautiful design.
    Thanks for the peek, adore seeing others design xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  10. Hallie March 5, 2013 | 7:28 pm

    I leave comments when something really knocks me out and this knocks me out. What a magnificent sense of color, pattern, arrangement and editing. I want to bring Lorenzo home to help me.
    His work is beautiful and inspiring.
    thank you!

  11. Lori March 7, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    @LR Interiors- I believe the wallpapers are from Sanderson, not sure what collection though. They really make some of the spaces.

  12. Pablo March 7, 2013 | 4:19 pm

    @LR Interiors and @Lori: Yes, the wallpapers are by Sanderson; the name of the collection is Caverley, and the name of the wallpapers in particular is “Paisley circles”. Hope that helps!