Friday, October 7, 2011

Fabulous Room Friday 10.06.11


This week’s Fabulous Room is part of a chic duplex in Madrid, recently featured in Nuevo Estilo. What struck me more about this space is the variety of strong contrasts. Designer Juan Manzanaro opted for a high-gloss, white lacquered, oval table in an ultra-modern, minimal shape paired with ornate gold chairs by Carina Casanovas that pay homage to Louis-style chairs. Both of these elements look rather striking against the shiny, ebonized wood floors. I am particularly in love with the abstract painting by Ramón Bilbao. Personally, I would have opted for a fabulous chandelier as opposed to the awful track lighting that is currently hanging over the table, but maybe they loved the painting too much to obstruct its view.

Have a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Love! Like you....some kind of unique fixture would have been great. Those chairs with that table though....fabulous indeed.

Allison Egan said...

I adore that painting as well! And the collection of vases on the table as well - Spanish style is so chic!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

HOME-TROTTER said...

I agree with you: the contrast between the minimalist and modern table and the classical golden chairs, is really wonderful.
Happy week-end!

Neda said...

I love this room and, totally agree, it's begging for a lovely chandelier! xx

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Well, ofcourse it needs something spectacular from Visual Comfort! :) Love the dark wood floors!

Karlita said...

great room.. traditional with a table-art twist!

quintessence said...

Fabulous room indeed!! This mix of old and new, more prevalent in Europe I think, is exactly what I saw tons of at the design festival in London. You're spot on about the lighting - who knows why they didn't change it out...

Tatiana Doria said...

I love the Chillida picture and the black wooden floor. Also the strong contrast with the yellow chairs.
Great pick
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Amanda said...

so damn chic!!
love!
xox
amanda

www.lovenycstyle.com

Brittany Stiles said...

I'm a sucker for black and white artwork and I'm pretty sure those chairs are to die for!

SuperStrata said...

Paloma, your comments are spot on, as usual! Tactile, visual, and stylistic contrast make this a fabulous room. The track lighting is terrible, but practical. I'm guessing there may be artwork that we are not seeing on the other walls. But there are many great fixtures out there that would not be in the line of sight, if that was the issue.
Thanks for another fantastic Fabulous Room Friday. - Tyra

evalevabo said...

wonderful blog. love it.
Eva