Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid home

Designer Lorenzo Castillo’s Madrid home was featured in the Elle Decor’s April 2012 Issue, and it still has everyone talking. Lorenzo Castillo, a Spanish designer stumbles upon a 17th century building that romances his imaginations so much, …that two days later, he buys the place and moves in. That was 10 years ago, and since then, he has moved into a bigger space in the same building, which was featured in Elle Decor magazine.  His first apartment was sold, along with the collection of furniture and art which was used to renovate the 11,000-square-foot space downstairs apartment spread over two floors.

In fact, the building itself was one of the most prestigious addresses in the Spanish capital during the 18th and 19th centuries. Elle Decor reveals that when the Spanish Civil War ended in 1939, the rooms of this home (which is now his) was used to store the city’s theatrical costumers for the nearby Royal Opera House. Over the years the signature architectural detailsin the apartment were gone, sold off or stolen through the war. Large pieces of the decorative stucco moldings disintegrated, which meant he was in for more than a “project”.

More than quick fixes, Castillo wanted the genuine look back. He contacted the costume company’s former owner, who enlightened him with the memories of the apartment’s original grand appearance. It took Castillo more than a year travelling through Europe to find period appropriate floors, fireplaces, and hardware. He restored much of the architectural details and decorated the rooms with antiques that Castillo found on his travels around the world, and when he was an antique dealer. Some of the antiques he features in his home are from the French Second Empire, 19th-century Swedish antiques, and 1950s Italian furniture.

Castillo is well known interior designer in Spain, with sensational taste in fine furnishings and an eye for leading design. Now he runs his own interior design business, with assistance from his partner, Alfonso Reyero.

Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid Home

Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid Home

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Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid home

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Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo’s Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo’s Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo’s Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

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Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

Spanish Designer Lorenzo Castillo's Showroom

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Madrid's Hotel Santo Mauro Designed By Lorenzo Castillo

Madrid’s Hotel Santo Mauro Designed By Lorenzo Castillo

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Carolina Herrera’s Madrid Home

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It’s been a few years since Carolina Herrera, Jr.’s home was featured in the pages of Domino, but the pictures of her home are still so current and breathtaking.

This beautiful Madrid home was photographed by Eric Cahan for Domino,
and was featured in the spring/summer 2005 issue. The striped walls, and use of patterned fabrics can be evidence that Carolina and her mom share not only the same name, but also a passion for lovely fabric, upholstered walls and stripes.

The bedroom shows red striped wallpaper and an iron canopy finished with a chocolate brown and white floral fabric topper.   The settee upholstered in a lovely gray linen, with a gray /white painted frame, with carved embellishments painted in gold. Contrasting is the floor which was featured in what looks to be black and white marble with a grid pattern in orange.

Picture Credits –Style Court, and MScott’s Photostream for such large pictures that we could finally view this terrific room!
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Carolina Herrera, Jr.’s Striped Wallpapered Walls

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Another angle of this room

Patricia Herrera's Striped Wallpapered Walls

Carolina Herrera, Jr.’s Striped Wallpapered Walls

Carolina Herrera Seen In Domino September 2006

Carolina Herrera photographed by Jonathan Becker in her New York sitting room, as seen in Domino, September 2006.

Carolina Herrera's Daughter Carolina Herrera Baez at Home

Herrera Baez in the study; the walls are covered in pink linen trimmed with jute ribbon.

“The dining room, with its soaring ceiling and French doors, does double duty as a library and home office. A dressing room contains an antique iron bed that allows it to function as a guest room when Herrera Baez’s sister, Patricia Lansing, comes to visit. Meanwhile, the kitchen was enlarged and transformed into a spacious family room that has become the central hub of the house.”

Spanish Influence: Carolina Herrera’s Daughter Carolina Herrera Baez at Home – ELLE DECOR
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Carolina Herrera Baez at Home – ELLE DECOR
Carolina Herrera Baez at Home - ELLE DECOR
Carolina Herrera Baez at Home – ELLE DECOR
 
The cabinetry and herringbone floors in the family room are original to the apartment; a light fixture from Herrera Baez’s first Madrid apartment hangs above an iron-and-wood campaign bed, and the curtain fabric and stool are from Becara. 
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Carolina Herrera Baez at Home – ELLE DECOR

Patricia Herrera Lansing's New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com-

Patricia Herrera Lansing’s New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com

Their famous mother, Carolina Herrera reigns over an international fashion empire, so it’s no surprise that Carolina Herrera’s daughters Patricia Herrera Lansing and Carolina Herrera Báez have an innate ability to throw a number of patterns together and make it work.

Although Patricia lives in New York and Carolina in Madrid, both sisters both work for their mother’s company.  Patricia is a creative consultant, while Carolina is the creative fragrance director.  Patricia Herrera Lansing grew up in an Upper East Side town house with her father, whom is also the Vanity Fair contributing editor. Although these ladies work worlds apart, they come together to work in such a creative way that makes this brand one of the most sought out in the world.

More great articles: October issue of Residence magazine,Caroline Herrera’s Upper East Side home.- Peak of Chic Blog

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The beautiful Carolina Herrera skirt seen in the picture above on the runway

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Patricia Herrera Lansing featured in Elle Decor in October 2010

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Patricia Herrera Lansing’s New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com

Patricia Herrera Lansing's New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com-

Patricia Herrera Lansing’s New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com

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Patricia Herrera Lansing’s New York Apartment was featured in both harpersbazaar.com & vogue.com

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