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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.

Via: Nuevo Estilo

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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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Fresh Decor for the whole year

This living room shows a fresh decor that works perfectly throughout the year, from spring to winter. Behind the project: Victoria and Sylvia Melián, two sisters, master interior designers, who have been working together since 2006 under the label Melián Randolph.

As in all their projects, in this living room they have shown great personality, audacity and a unique chic touch. The result is a fresh decor based on the sum of different elements. This gorgeous mix is fruit of a laborious previous project and a special talent to harmonize all the elements.

A large rug anchors the living area which features two Kennedy sofas by Blasco & Blasco, with green velvet cushions. The area is completed with two steel poufs, designed by Sylvia Melián. and two garden chairs of the 50s found in Youtopia.

fresh decorIn the living room there are many vegetable motifs that contribute to a fresh decoration: photographs, green moss velvet, natural flowers, antique garden chairs and, especially, the great oil painting by Patricio Cabrera. 

A Liberty chaise longue by Blasco & Blasco has been placed between the living and the dining area. The back wall has been highlighted with an anthracite gray color. The touches of green energize the black and white scheme. The dining chairs are from Miss in Demeure.

This living room appeared on the cover of Nuevo Estilo Magazine in 2012, but its fresh decor continues to be trendy.