The apartment you are about to meet, owned by a happy couple, was a ground floor with a backyard where they lived their first married years until the family began to grow, at which point they decided to invest in a second house on the outskirts of the city and use the first as a vacation rental.
Located in the heart of Madrid, close to Plaza España and the Temple of Debod, the house was crying out for a project of home staging, which ended up being carried out by the company Arena Inversiones, with interior design by La Casa de Mi Amiga. By the way, they only had ONE WEEK to carry out the project.
The first step was to tear down the wall that separated one blind interior room from the other and leave the load-bearing wall visible., exhibiting the original brick structure of the building as if it were a wallpaper, giving it an industrial touch.
The distribution was also altered. The kitchen was moved to the interior of the house and in its place a small room with a divan for guests was arranged.
As the objective of the reform and the interior design was to use the house for vacation rental, the furniture in the living room was chosen in worn tones, and to add contrast, on the table Tulip from Saarinen and on the chairs Patchword of Eames in the dining room, they opted for white and gray, giving light to the house.
The space dedicated to the living room was very small, so it was decided to place some Zara Home stools as auxiliary tables.
The headboard of the bedroom was inspired by the artist and restorer, Jana Terradez, who is the one who signs this trompe l’oeil so autumnal.
The patio was transformed into an authentic oasis. The walls were painted in two colors, and the old teak furniture was restored by Jana Terradez to give them a Caribbean flair. A few awnings in the shape of candles bought in Leroy Merlin, protect from the sun and prying eyes.
Project and information: Courtesy of La Casa de mi Amiga.