This apartment of just 60 square meters built in 1928 in the center of Madrid, it had been in disuse for about 20 years. Its appearance was extremely scary: wallpapers on walls and ceilings completely torn, wall and floor coverings that hid several layers of finishes, rotten wooden windows, broken lampshades, a rainwater collection system for use in the home and much, much darkness … 😱
Its new owners – a young couple who wanted to form their first home in the center of Madrid – came to Espacio Concept during the buying and selling process, since the deteriorated state of the house made it difficult for them to see its possibilities. The objectives were clear: to make the most of the available surface, to clean up the housing facilities in full, and to make the most of natural light. The apartment consisted of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a small kitchen, a hallway and a living room. The distribution was hardly altered, since the requirements of the clients were to have two bedrooms: a main room, and a guest room with a double bed. Efforts were thus focused on optimizing the day area, eliminating the corridor to create an open space that would function as a kitchen-living-dining room and a distributor.
Exposed brick was exposed in the hall area originating from the only partition that remained in the house. To lighten it and integrate it into the general style of the house, it was decided to paint it white.
Regarding the decoration project, we opted for a Nordic style with a predominance of white paint and notes of color in textiles and some furniture.
Despite the fact that the new owner wanted to get rid of all the original elements of the property, she agreed to make a small nod to the past in the master bedroom, restoring one of the doors of the house to use as a headboard, and painting it in a turquoise blue that the room flooded with light.
To get extra storage space in the guest room, it was decided to design a custom furniture for the headboard.
Renovation and interior design project: Courtesy of Espacio Concept.