Every home should reflect its owners’ style and should emphasize the element they’re passionate about. In other words, a home should be the a material representation of its owners’ minds, an extension of their personality. Take this apartment in Madrid for example. It’s located in a building from the 1950s, one of the first ones to feature a reinforced concrete structure. The apartment went through a complete renovation in 2017 when Lucas y Hernández – Gil gave it a completely new identity.
This is more than a simple apartment…it’s also an art gallery and that makes its interior design pretty specialTake away all the artwork and cool furniture and you’re left with a crisp white spaceStructural elements in bare concrete emphasize the apartment’s simple but powerful interior design
First of all, it’s important to know that the owners are art collectors and they’re passionate about painting and photography. These inclinations are beautifully reflected into the new interior design of this amazing 200 square meter apartment. The space is a sort of hybrid between a residence and an art gallery and finding the right balance between these two worlds was a challenge which the architects overcame in a very inspiring way.
The exposed concrete beams add texture to the spaces and look nice in contrast with the oak flooringThe kitchen occupies a separate space which can either stay open or be closed off with a sliding partitionThe sliding divider which encloses the kitchen blends in with the walls thanks to its minimalism
The apartment’s transformation was more than just a visual makeover. The interior was also re-compartmentalized in order to be better suited for its owner’s lifestyle. The social areas are open there’s a very natural flow between them. At the same time, functions such as the kitchen or the dining area have their own identity and can even become separated from the rest of the floor plan. This sliding partition can completely hide the entire kitchen zone, turning the rest of the social area into a gallery.
the interior design of the kitchen is very simple, clean and fresh with a few interesting accentsThe island sits at the center of the kitchen and serves as a focal point for this space
The kitchen has its own semi-private area and its interior design and decor are minimalist, white being the primary color used on the walls, the ceiling, the custom furniture and the island. However, the space doesn’t lack character or even color. The chairs which accompany the island introduce a very chic and fresh shade of turquoise into the space which blends nicely with their light wooden frames.
The master bedroom features the same minimalist window treatments as the living areaThis room has a full-height storage unit which blends in perfectly with the white walls
The flooring is made of oak wood and stretches all across the apartment with the exception of the kitchen and the master bathroom. It’s a design element which adds warmth to the apartment and which complements the minimalism of the crisp white walls as well as all the accent colors which are introduced into the spaces in various different ways. The bedroom is no different, being scarcely furnished and decorated with just a hint of blue and red. As far as the bathroom spaces are concerned, the choice of materials plays an important role there, the same as the mirrors.
This bathroom is small but its interior design tricks the eye in clever ways, making the room seem biggerThe marble in the master bathroom creates a very classy and sophisticated look without minimizing the implicity