Orange sofa in an entryway with marble floors via @thouswellblog

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.


Orange sofa in an entryway with marble floors via @thouswellblog
Dining room with blue bookshelves in the dining room via @thouswellblog

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.

Ginger jars in the dining room via @thouswellblog
Two yellow chaises in the living room via @thouswellblog
Black and white polka-dot kitchen via @thouswellblog
Simple bedroom with a green blanket via @thouswellblogSimple bedroom with marble fireplace via @thouswellblog(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?


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  1. What an unusual space! From what I have seen, it looks like Madrid is becoming a real mecca for design. Definitely on my list of places to see!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

    Posted 2.3.16 Reply
  2. This apartment is so much fun! I love the art in the entrance, that glossy black sideboard and the floor has me hooked. I admire this couple’s bold style, it’s edgy and groundbreaking.

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