I am quietly losing my mind over the latest residential project from Lorenzo Castillo in Madrid, Spain. Castillo has appointed this duplex in Madrid with his signature mix of art, bold use of pattern and colour. Downstairs a wash of blue and high contrast black and white greets you. The rug design and colour composition seems almost a nod to Memphis design. The amazing metallic green artwork above the fireplace is Jeff Koon(ish) in appearance and certainly for me just one of the hero elements. These rooms combine classic furniture pieces and design elements with bold hues and contemporary pattern. Castillo has created a balanced but lively composition here. Furniture selection is eclectic and curated, a mix of traditional and modernist pieces.
Moving upstairs and blues shift to purple and red in the bedroom and bath. Castillo’s trick for using so many highly saturated colours in one project is repetition of pattern elements. In the bathroom the rug design from ground floor is repeated as tiles on the wall. Instances of this occur throughout the project, as does the repetition of colour.
Castillo has created a vibrant home for his clients and to me this is a home that seems liveable and fun.