When it comes to sophisticated small-spaces, taking big risks with color can make a big impact. This eclectic apartment in Madrid brings an element of surprise in each room, adding bold European personality in the traditional architecture (note: beautiful marble floors) with contemporary twists. The orange sofa in the entry was what originally caught my eye, but the library dining room and polka-dot kitchen are also noteworthy. Although perhaps not timeless, these bright rooms have a refined sense of playfulness that lends the home an authentic and inviting air.
I love bringing bookshelves into the dining room to combine the intimacy of a library with the capacity of a large table. The shelves are especially important in this room in particular, as it loses any closeness with the openings on almost each side.
(via Nuevo Estilo, photography by Maria Primo de Rivera)
After the wild polka-dots in the kitchen, the simple bedroom offers a rest for the eyes. I love the warm marble used for the fireplace mantel. Would you ever take any of these bold design decisions in your own home?