January 9, 2014
Shop the Room: Stylish Studio in Spain
We'll run with the bulls if it means they will lead us to this stylish studio. The eclectic space, in a suburb of Madrid, is an inspiration for those looking to add colour, varied styles of furnishings, and crafty art to their space. Designed by Merry Design Studio, it captures the feeling of effortless European style. If you're looking to bring some of that style through customs, check the following tips. We know it's bold, but painting your floors a glossy white opens endless decorating doors. By neutralising your floors and walls, you allow yourself to play with rich colours in your furniture and accents. Here, burgundy pillows pop against a dusty marine blue sofa, and both are paired with a black and white rug and gold accents. If the structure of this room was dark, the result would be overwhelming. Keep it light by brightening up your base. In a small studio apartment, any trick to make the space seem bigger is a valuable one. Incorporating mirrored furniture is worth millions, as the reflection of light opens up the space. This room centres around a hexagonal mirrored table and a large hanging wall mirror. A trick of the eye not to be forgotten. Although we love a bold wallpaper, there isn't always a time and place for it. Covering a whole room in a paper can also feel like a big commitment. Here one of our favourites from Trove makes a statement in the room, but not as a wall covering. Framed in a simple black frame, the paper is an instant large-scale work of art. Now that is a commitment we can make without any hesitation.
Photo: Nuevo Estilo
|Remsen Lamp, $645, Dwell Studio||Milly Tufted Chair, $449, Ballard Designs||Fairbanks Cocktail Table, $1620, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams|
|Gloria Antique Brass Mirror Accent Table, $200, Lamps Plus||Roberto Cavalli Venezia Cushion, $355, Amara||Sabella Painted Mirror, $449, Pottery Barn|
|Rider Bench, $695, Jonathan Adler||Metallic Splashed Zebra Rug, $799, Shades of Light||Bliss Down-Filled Sofa, from $1349, West Elm|
|Antwerp Floor Lamp, $508, Furbish Studio||Fuoco Wallpaper, Price Upon Request, Trove||Carved 19th Century Italian Architectural Fragment, $4200, 1st Dibs|