Before the reform, this Madrid apartment seemed from another era

Before the reform, this Madrid apartment seemed from another era

Miriam Yeleq

As if it were a premonition, when Catherine Martin, of Madrid Boutique Properties, found this apartment located in a 1920 building in the Salamanca district, she knew she should buy it.

The origins. Despite its small size, with only 68 m2 built, the house had an exterior treasure: a terrace of more than 32 m2 with southwest orientation. However, being compartmentalized in small rooms, the interior was dark.

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Let's do it. With the support of Ana Rodríguez Mendez and Antonia Salvá Llompart, from the A&A Arquitectos studio, they conceived a new design distributed in two rooms, a bathroom, and a dining room with kitchen open concept.

Velvet furniture, such as the sofa, is from Menzzo. Cushions, poufs and paintings, by Maisons du Monde. Blankets, baskets and vases, from IKEA. Miriam Yeleq Catherine chose to place a mirror on the dashboard that reflected the light and gave a sense of space. The white color of appliances and doors helps create continuity. White dining table, from IKEA. Miriam Yeleq

Project protagonists. The main key to the reform was to give the terrace and interiors the same prominence, making the first one a useful space throughout the year.

To achieve this, Catherine installed a charming dining room under a white awning, thinking of the warm summer days; and on the other side, a corner chill out with model chairs Acapulco Sklum, a wooden trunk as a side table, and lots of plants that add freshness to the environment.

All this on a wooden laminate floor, surrounded by white stones that transport us to a dream urban garden.

Miriam Yeleq Miriam Yeleq The terrace cushions, like those in the bedroom, are from Makiwuan Ruana. Miriam Yeleq Miriam Yeleq

Inside the house, they had to throw the partitions and remove the corridor to get the light to invade every corner.

The lamps are the Barometer model of IKEA, and the marble bedside tables of Zara Home. Miriam Yeleq The mirror and the chair of the small dressing table were acquired at DecorAcción 2018. Miriam Yeleq Towels were purchased at IKEA. Miriam Yeleq The pink wall of the room is the tone Sulking Room Pink from Farrow and Ball. Miriam Yeleq Miriam Yeleq

Now check out the photos from before ...

The original bedroom was not attractive, as was the rest of the house. Catherine Martin Catherine Martin The bathroom seemed taken out of the series Tell me. Catherine Martin Catherine Martin The terrace had potential, but nothing was taken advantage of. Catherine Martin

Styling: Pilar Perea.