Home attic gets a facelift in Madrid

Located in Madrid, Spain, a union of two adjacent apartments into one was designed by architects Michael Kreisler with Angel Jaramillo. The owners wanted to increase their living space but wished to stay in the same location, in the heart of the city, so they purchased the apartment next door. The walls that separated the two apartments were torn down, the ceilings were then leveled to match the height of one another. The last step was to unify the floor with the same pavement, then ipe hardwood flooring was installed throughout most of the living spaces. The walls were framed and restored back to the original architecture of the building. The doors were replaced with recessed sliding pocket doors in the main living environments to keep the rooms open and spacious. The interior decor is a mix of items picked up from travels, with family heirlooms, alternating with antique furniture and some newer pieces intertwined. The ending result was a succession of warm and inviting spaces that encourages you to take refuge in them and enjoy a family life that writes its own history. The above picture is of the dining room featuring a floor to ceiling bookshelf. Via

Behind the sofa hidden in the wood paneling there is a camouflaged cupboard.

A successful combination of different design styles was applied to the dining room.

Two sitting areas were created in the big living room. Two original Dutch barrels as coffee tables.

The varnished wooden floors appear in every room (except the bedroom), even in the kitchen and bathroom.

The sloping roof with wooden beams adds a special charm to the bedroom. There is a mix of new and old in the decor with the Le Corbusier chaise lounge.

The bathroom is retro inspired, the bath was installed in the center of the room, with the addition of a glass ceiling-lamp and an old wooden cabinet.