The best mid-century Style

This townhouse decorated in a mid-century style has a unique history. Designed in a rationalist style, the house was built in Madrid (Spain) in the 40s under the “Economic Houses Law”, which was enacted in 1925 to prevent the problem of lack of affordable housing in large Spanish cities. Thanks to this law, numerous districts were created in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, allowing the middle class to access well-built and designed houses.

Most of these houses and neighborhoods have disappeared today. But those that have survived have become houses highly valued in really exclusive districts. This is what happens with this house located in the exclusive neighborhood of El Viso.

Aware of the great architectural value of the house, its current owner, architect  Iker Ochotorena, has reformed it respecting absolutely the premises under which it was built.

mid-century styleIn line with the architecture, the decoration has a clear mid-century style, and has been completed with some modern furniture such as the Blasco & Blasco sofa.

Very few colors have been used and neutrals predominate. The fabrics are all natural, such as linen, velvet or the Serendipity Fabrics hemp used for the sofa covers.


 In the dining room, the mid-century style continues. The table is a piece of contemporary design combining with chairs from the 1950s and two Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen lamps from the 60s.

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An Elegant and Healthy House

This house has many qualities. Some are obvious, such as its luminosity or its sophisticated decoration. But others qualities need to be told. For example, the house has been completely redistributed (even the kitchen has been moved) in order to achieve the continuity of all the spaces and allow the light to flow from one side of the house to the other.

There is another aspect that perhaps is not appreciated at first glance but defines the new spirit of the house: this is a healthy home. For the renovation only sustainable and chemical-free materials were used, such as the mineral painting of the walls.

The living and the dining areas share this space. The white walls and curtains and the large glass panels multiply the light in this room. In contrast, tapestries, works of art and brightly colored accessories, such as the carpet or the blue velvet sofa.  The background artwork is the work of Lorena del Pozo, architect responsible for the renovation and interior design of this house.

healthy houseA black Tolomeo lamp accompanies a Blasco & Blasco sofa with slipcovers. Since the owners wanted a healthy house, special attention has been paid to all fabrics, choosing only natural fibers, like the linen on the sofa.

The shelf is custom-made. Artwork by Lorena del Pozo.

In the dining room, chairs designed by Willy Rizzo in the 1970s. The table is illuminated with an iron lamp by Rokc. The wall sconces come from Rue Vintage 74.

According to the philosophy of “healthy house”, in the bedroom the beddings are made of linen. The floor, also in bathrooms and kitchen, is natural oak flooring.

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Gray living room with touches of red

A gray living room is an option that have won devoted fans for the versatility of this color. Interior designer Marisa González Llanos opted for a gray living room with convenient touches of red in this house in the exclusive area La Finca in Pozuelo, a town near Madrid.

gray living roomThe Blasco & Blasco gray sofa is the model St. Germain upholstered in velvet.  Bolton armchairs in “negro escopeta” finish are from the same brand. The red cushions have been made of ethnic inspired fabrics.

The symmetry in this corner is like a mirror. Liberty chaise longues are by Blasco & Blasco. They were made by special order eliminating one arm to each one to multiply the symmetrical effect.

In the dining area a metal round table is accompanied by six dining chairs, model Triestre by Blasco & Blasco upholstered with a gray velvet from the same brand. The large chandelier has been hung taking advantage of the double height of the ceiling in this area.

The L-shaped living room has allowed to create three differentiated areas: dining, reading and living zone.

Photos: Adolfo Gosálvez