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Today’s post features the Madrid home of Santiago Castillo, brother of designer Lorenzo Castillo…Santiago is an artist and is responsible for many of the gorgeous abstract paintings in Lorenzo’s home…how wonderful to have so much talent in one family! Santiago’s home is designed by brother Lorenzo and although there are some common threads between the two homes, Santiago’s environment feels more like a masculine pied-a-terre, somewhat pared down and carefully edited compared to the rich, bold layers of Lorenzo’s masterful 11,000 square foot home…black walls and time worn wood floors in the dining room and living room set off the graphic art, stacks of beloved books and various collections of natural curiosities…brilliant use of mirrors expand the space and reflect the light throughout (in fact, this reminds me of YSL’s Salon de Musique, Hall of Mirrors…black walls adorned with 15 bronze mirrors by Claude Lalanne for the music room of their rue de Babylone apartment…I wonder if this was an inspiration for them!)…and I just have to point out one of my favorite details, the horn handles on the pockets doors in the photo above…an extraordinary detail that makes all the difference…sigh…

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

photos from Lorenzo Castillo

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If you gravitate toward stylish global interiors, then you’ll LOVE the April 2012 issue of Elle Decor! Wait till you experience the 12 page spread of designer Lorenzo Castillo‘s 17th-century home in Madrid…breathtaking…talk about a talent for mixing color, pattern and patina! There are many designers who try their hand at combining different styles and periods, but for me, their work often falls short, feeling forced and disjointed…in the case of Lorenzo Castillo, he lives and breathes the mix! Patterned walls adorned with art from multiple centuries serve as the perfect backdrop for his eclectic mix of antiques, vintage finds and pieces of his own design…on paper, this could read chaotic and risky but in Castillo’s gifted hands, this home resonates calm, comfortable and elegant…I’m awed and amazed…

Please enjoy this sneak peek!

photos from Lorenzo Castillo

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