Mercedes Peralta and Mercedes Valdenebro form the interior design studio Las 2 Mercedes. In their projects every room is relaxed and cozy, but also full of personality. Exactly the perfect mix that the owners of this Madrid house –an apartment located in a restored 19th century building– were looking for. The clients had an interesting collection of contemporary art that they wanted to exhibit here.

In the living room, the interior designers incorporated strategic combinations of contemporary and ancient details, with a refined mid-century aesthetic. The sofa —which wears a gray linen cover–  is the model Louvre from Blasco. An upholstered red linen armchair from the same brand provide a pop of color. The painting is by artist Jorge Méndez Blake through Travesía Cuatro. Brass side tables were found in El Rastro, the Madrid flea market. The two midcentury armchairs have been reupholstered with a patterned fabric.

This area of ​​the living room, used as a dining room and library, has a more classic appeal. The antique table was purchased in El Rastro in Madrid and restored. The chairs are from the 30s.

Next to the bookcase, a white sofa –model Arles from Blasco, with Tailak cushions–  joins a rattan table to form a second comfortable seating area in the living room. The painting is a work by artist Sara Ramo through Travesía Cuatro. On the sides of the sofa, two floor lamps from Años Luz. The rug is from Zigler.

In the bedroom the wallpaper is from Nobilis. On the headboard, the drawing is a José Vera Matos work. The sconces are from Bric à Brac. As a side table, a chair founded in an antique shop.

Photos: Nuevo Estilo