Fabulous Room Friday 01.31.14

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This week’s “Fabulous Room” is an open living/dining space in an ultra-chic flat in the heart of Madrid. Designed by Luis Puerta, the rooms feature a stylish mix of antiquities and modern pieces. There is a special brand of chic eclecticism that the Spanish do better than almost anyone and this room exemplifies that. You have the relaxed comfort of a slipcovered within feet of occasional tables with polished chrome legs and a luxe silk velvet sofa. That very same space, housed in a 19th century building, features original herringbone floors and a reproduction of a Roman statue.
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The juxtaposition of elements is precisely what makes this space so special and so very stylish. One of my favorite elements throughout this home is the way in which Puerta utilized mirrors and large scale art to play upon the scale of the flat which is most likely a lot smaller than it appears given the use of these very clever elements. Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 4.55.30 PM

{The custom, antiqued mirrors flanking the fireplace open up the room tremendously.}

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{The dining room is just a few feet behind the sofa. Puerta has again juxtaposed several elements like the clean-lined, modern dining table with the classical Louis XVI chairs upholstered in beautiful mink-colored linen. The large mirror, antique mirrored pedestal topped with a coral specimen, and the artfully arranged branches further play upon the scale of the space. I adore the elegant simplicity of the dining area. It is so beautiful.
Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 4.55.17 PM {Technically, the foyer is its own separate space, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. It is the epitome of chic.}
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{I love the contrast of the sleek console table, striking, large-scaled photograph, and marble lamp against the cornices atop pedestals and the gilded mirror next to the front door. Upon researching Luis Puerta, I found out that his bachelors’ degree is in the study of Art and Antiquities. Needless to say, his passion shines through his work.

{Image Source: Nuevo Estilo Magazine}
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