Spanish Conquest Home

The Spanish Conquest home in Madrid of antiques dealer and interior designer Lorenzo Castillo featured in Elle Decor.

In the sitting room, a steel-and-ostrich-egg mirror hangs above a sofa upholstered in a 1960s David Hicks fabric; the Jacob Frères armchair is covered in a Rubelli velvet, and the cocktail table is from the ’70s. The artworks include paintings by Xavier Vilató, bottom left, and José María Yturralde, center, and a Josep Maria Subirachs engraving and Miguel Macaya painting, right.

living room


The drawing room.

drawing room


An 18th-century rug covers a table in the entrance hall; the bench is in the Régence style, the desk is by Marc du Plantier, and 18th-century engravings fill the walls.


The lux red guest bedroom

…the guest bedroom, a headboard upholstered in a Valentino velvet, a Louis XV–style bench, and 17th- and 18th-century Spanish mirrors; the paintings are by ­Yturralde,…

glam red bedroom

The Spanish styled master bedroom:

The master bedroom includes a tapestry by Rubens, a 17th-century octagonal mirror, and a 19th-century neo-Gothic dressing table.

yellow master bedroom

A 1950s Italian sink in the master bath; the large mirror is by Devon & Devon, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Babouche.


A Louis XVI marble-top table and 1970s Italian chairs in the kitchen; the lacquer cabinetry is custom made, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Lulworth Blue.




In the courtyard, 1960s Jansen daybeds are upholstered in a Madeleine Castaing fabric, the cast of a Michelangelo sculpture is from a Paris flea market, and the Gothic Revival doors are 19th-century Spanish.



Blue on Blue Patterns in the Bedroom

Navy blue and white bedroom with visually stimulating geometric patterns in the pillows, lamp and headboard. Classic, cool and contemporary bedroom design.

Even if you go for one solid color as a base (using white for contrast) you can still play around and get creative with killer patterns!
navy blue bedroom with patterns

Bold Aqua Bathroom

Aqua blue bathroom from a colorful New Jersey beach house. Aqua blue has a calming effect on the senses, it can encourage mental clarity and peace of mind while helping release negativity, guilt and anger.

aqua bathroom

Shabby Chic Kitchen in Pastels

Gorgeous shabby chic kitchen in cream and pastel colors: pink and aqua. Lovely ornate elements painted over in a soft cream, a chandelier hangs from the ceiling, retro kitchen aid appliances in pink enamel. Pastel pink vinyl covers the chairs and stools, pastel aqua walls – I am in LOVE with this pretty little kitchen!

shabby chic kitchen in pastel colors

Funky and Fun Blue Bathroom Design

Unique blue bathroom with curved walls and organic shapes, makes me feel like this bathroom was carved out of stone in a cave near the sea. Painted a refreshing blue with a seashell mural, seashells, sponges and other sea paraphernalia abound.

Who says you have to use tiles?
blue bathroom

Funky wallpaper in blue and white with goldfish swimming about, giving a quirky element to an otherwise formal bathroom.

fish wallpaper bathroom in blue

Turn a normal bathroom into something exciting with a mural extending out of the bathtub with big and swirly octopus tentacles!

octopus mural