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Bright and colorful shabby chic attic in Madrid

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Spotted on , this dark attic with few windows, low ceilings and uncomfortable atmosphere was a great challenge to transform it into a bright and spacious apartment in the central district of Argüelles, Madrid, Spain. The transformation of the 538 square foot space was by interior architect . It was discovered that a large part of the roof was, in fact, higher, so the attic regained its original gabled roof, supported by a network of beams. The crushed plaster, in addition, made visible the walls of brick, with pillars and wooden beams. All these original elements of the attic were stabilized and reinforced and now, painted – almost all – white, are key in interior design, which merged industrial style with shabby chic.

A new distribution of the floor makes the home functional, defining the public and private spaces. The public spaces are situated near the entrance and the two bedrooms, with sloping ceilings, towards the interior. To communicate and separate environments, the architect designed ad hoc sliding doors, which recreate the style of the door of a cabin. The lodge aesthetic is reinforced with streaks and knots in the flooring, a laminate in bleached oak, gives visual continuity to spaces. The dominant color is white creating luminosity throughout the space, but the interior designer turned to touches of color to create more bright and dynamic corners, and also contrasted it with black. The kitchen takes this and the brick to give a genuine industrial air.

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