The 17th-century Madrid home of interior designer Lorenzo Castillo has seen many changes throughout its history. The building was originally a convent and, during the early 20th-century, one room of his apartment held costumes for the nearby Royal Opera House. A marble staircase leads to the gallery [above], with entrance through a dramatic brass and glass interior door. The door’s origin is unknown, but with Castillo’s previous career as an antique dealer, its sure to have a story. 18th-century black slate and marble tiles create a stunning checkerboard floor that continues into the room from a glass-enclosed courtyard. The garden motif is further brought indoors by the use of white trellis as door molding and baseboards. Castillo created a grand residence with an eclectic mix of antiques and vintage furnishings against backdrops of his immense art collection.
(Source: Lorenzo Castillo, Habitania, Elle Decor)
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