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A VELAZQUEZ-INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT

In the cheerful flat of interior designer Aimee Joaristi and family, the goal was to both capture the colors of a Velazquez painting and the energy and light from their urban surroundings in the city of Madrid. Aimee grew up in both Madrid and Costa Rica, and besides her interior design practice, she paints. You can find palette inspiration drawn from her Caribbean upbringing in the large-scale abstract paintings in the flat. I love the energy in their living room – the stripped wooden shutters provide a warm interaction between inside and outside, and you can find these warm tones carried through the myriad of wooden memorabilia line the shelves of on the wall and the funky midcentury corduroy chairs. Bold blacks ground the room in the throw pillows, painting, and steel-frame folding dining chairs. And while Aimee doesn’t shy away from raw wood and orange corduroy, she floats the room in a solid white setting to keep it fresh and open. It feels modern, traditional, and personal all at the same time.

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/

I love this funky guest bedroom in the top right photo – Aimee mixes an antique daybed and a traditional red and gold floral print fabric with pops of bright pink and black for an inviting balance of classical and modern.

A VELAZQUEZ INSPIRED SPANISH FLAT | Thou Swell https://thouswell.com/velazquez-inspired-spanish-flat/
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2 Comments

  1. This space is literally my dream. Especially those gorgeous doors onto the balconies. What a beautiful home!

    Posted 1.28.15
    • Those doors really make that living space, and I love how they almost flip the space inside out! Thanks for stopping by Natalie!

      Posted 1.28.15

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