Project NameConde Duque
Posted inInterior Design
Project TeamJavier de la Higuera, Mercedes Sierra, Inés Sierra, Amaya Pérez
|Project Name||Conde Duque||Posted in||Interior Design||Location||
|Project Team||Javier de la Higuera, Mercedes Sierra, Inés Sierra, Amaya Pérez||Client||April 2022|
Commissioned to re-design a light-filled apartment in Madrid, local interior design studio Sierra & Delahiguera drew inspiration from the owners’ journeys and origins – one is from Galicia and the other from Mexico – creating a modern home of cool sophistication that nevertheless revels in playfulness and conviviality thanks to splashes of bright yellows, greens, blues and reds, a focus on natural materials like ceramics and wood, and a prevailing sense of craftsmanship. Thoroughly contemporary in its elegant simplicity of clean-cut lines and sparse furnishings, yet subtly imbued with vernacular soulfulness, the apartment embodies the studio’s talent for mixing contemporary and classic elements in its pursuit of beauty, harmony and timelessness.
A wood-panelled entrance foyer separates the Mexico-inspired kitchen and dining room and Singapore-inspired living room and adjoining terrace, functioning as a neutral buffer between them. Both spaces are defined by the use of glazed ceramic tiles, albeit of different colours, with green used the former and yellow for the latter. In the kitchen and dining area, glazed green square tiles cladding the kitchen counter and backsplash stand out against the terracotta floor tiling and white-painted joinery and walls, while the living room is marked by the striped, white and yellow wall skirting and matching terrace parapet. Yellow floor tiles that glimmer in the sunlight further enhance the living room’s bright ambience, with the sofa’s green upholstery further echoing the kitchen’s colour scheme.
Arched doorways playfully complement the rectilinear patterns of the ceramic tiling in both spaces, while natural leather and wood furnishings add natural textures in the living room, and a selection of books and objects collected by the owners during their travels, displayed in built-in bookshelves, add playful accents in the dining room. More colour can be found in the two bathrooms which also feature glazed ceramic tiles, this time in red and white, and blue and white combinations, while the bedroom eschews vivid hues for a more soothing colour scheme anchored on a cloud-grey carpet that evokes the moody weather of Galicia.