Back to Madrid after 13 years
On the first days of June, I traveled to Madrid to visit Casa Decor, the biggest interior design exhibition in Spain. Known to be changing venue every year, Casa Decor 2016 was housed in Casa Palacio Atocha 34, a big mansion built in 1857. Its 4.000 m2 area was divided between brands, interior designers and sponsors to create a variety of spaces from lofts and luxurious suites to small cozy corners. Styles featured range from rustic and green ‘boho’ to posh eclectic and new baroque. I actually thought the exhibition was really cool. So many beautiful spaces, I just hope the photos I made do them enough justice. And I had a chat with several exhibitors, they told me that this year the organizers really stepped up their game and delivered compared with the past few years when the general level of the exposition wasn’t very high. This was my first Casa Decor, and I’m looking forward to going back next year.
I want to share with you a few of the 60 spaces which made up Casa Decor 2016 and were the highlights of the exhibition for me.
My 10 favorite projects at Casa Decor 2016
1. Flamingo by Marisa Gallo
In this concept, a colourful and cheerful ambience of a tropical island meets the cosmopolitan feel of an urban restaurant in the 21st century. Love the colour combinations used by the designer, and the textiles – those striped stools and emerald green chair are to die for! And the flamingo themed wallpaper is so bold and cute!
2. Sweet Suite Living by Beatriz Silveira
Beatriz Silveira created a complete suite: a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The center piece of this elegant living room is the organic-shaped table. And the blue curtains work really well as the main colour accent in the room. Bedroom is eclectic and chic with lots of gold, including the canopy bed designed by Beatriz Silveira, and a fur bedspread. Bathroom is dominated by a spectacular rounded shape bathtub from Villeroy & Boch and distressed wood sink cabinet. Such a cool combination!
3. Telva. La vie en couleurs by Ana Pardo from Santayana, Ana Riestra y Rocío Riestra
This is a beautiful country style dining room, with natural elements as the main protagonists. The “rural” look of the forge table and numerous plants is complemented by cushions in different hues and prints, and other details, such as colourful lampshades and curtain fabric, to add a more contemporary touch to the space.