A family home in Madrid

A family home in Madrid

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The possibility of participating in the design and construction of your own home is an advantage that some lucky people have, such as the owners of this Madrid house. Hand in hand with the architect who designed it, they valued the best distribution of their two floors. This not only had to adjust to the needs of the family, a marriage with two children, but also should take full advantage of the abundant luminosity he enjoys. Therefore, the first thing they took into account was the orientation of the sun and, from there, they set the use they would give to each room. In the part of the house that receives a soft natural lighting from the first hours of the day until the sun goes down they located the living room, with living and dining area, the kitchen and the bedrooms; and in the area that do not receive direct sunlight, bathrooms and the laundry room and iron. One of the advantages they had when participating in the design of the house was that they were able to change the distribution on plan. For example, initially two children's bedrooms were planned but, after seeing the plans, the owners chose not to lift the partition that separated them and allocate a part to the playground. In his eagerness to achieve bright environments, they painted the whole house in white; a tone that multiplies the light and enhances the feeling of space, but that can be cold. To solve it, the owners decorated the walls with Large format works by artists such as Lucio Muñoz, Natividad Bermejo and Montserrat Gómez-Osuna. The choice of coatings was also very thoughtful: for the ground floor, where the common areas are located, they chose clay tiles, a very solid material; on the upper floor, reserved for the bedrooms, they installed pallet, a much warmer option; and in the bathrooms they placed stoneware tiles.

Advertising - Read on below The living room, very spacious and bright, was decorated with two three-seater sofas placed at an angle.

On the glass doors that lead to the porch of the house were placed veils typical of the Saharawi women that the owners acquired on a trip. Ektorp sofas with white cover Blekinge, by Ikea. Coffee table, in beech wood in La Caja Blanca. Picture by Lucio Muñoz, in Marlborough Gallery.

View of the dining room with the kitchen in the background, communicated through a large opening without a door.

In the decoration of the dining room furniture of different materials were combined: the wrought iron table, the rattan fiber chairs and the wooden display case. Wrought iron table, from Becara. Showcase for sale at El Globo Muebles.

In the kitchen, an L-shaped distribution was chosen.

The wide dimensions of this room allowed to dispense with tall cabinets. Laminated furniture with chrome handles, from Famacolsa. Tiles, in 10 x 10 cm in Old Celestino.

The area for washing and ironing

It was furnished with two modules - a closet and a chest of drawers - topped by a wood chipboard countertop, which also houses the dryer and washing machine. The countertop, protected with a crutch, can be used as an ironing board. Basket in the La Caja Blanca store.

The master bedroom is chaired by an oriental style bed.

The headboard was replaced by an impressive gray-gray painting by Montserrat Gómez-Osuna, acquired at Egam Gallery. Ikebana bed, Habitat.

A part of the girls' bedroom was reserved as a playground.

In its decoration, light wood furniture was combined with bedding and curtains in bright and bright fuchsia and oranges. Beds: Ateles, individual and Tovik, high; net curtains. Everything from Ikea.

The detail

The entrance door to the children's room was flanked with an original and fun exhibition of children's drawings with the same theme: they are all portraits.

In the main bathroom, the sinks were embedded in a marble countertop.

Underneath, a wooden piece of furniture was made with an open module in which a removable towel rail was installed. Akarpinteros furniture. Marble countertop, by Álvaro Guadaño. Tiles that mimic gresite in 20 x 20 cm of A. Peña.


Natural tones. Contrast the reddish and orange tone of the mud with cream details. Here they are: beige C126 Wheat Grain; roasted D107 Coffe Pot, and tile C091 Wet Clay. Everyone from Valentine.