Graceful in Madrid

Posted on Wed, 13 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

With a preference for natural materials such as wood and stone, metals and linen María Santos of the eponymous Estudio María Santos weaves her design magic to create light filled spaces that are as graceful and elegant as they are functional and focused on detail.

The collector

Posted on Wed, 13 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

This Justicia, Madrid apartment is not only light-filled but overflowing with antiques, artworks and a joyous, maximalist spirit. Not for the faint hearted (the dusting alone must take a week before one has to start all over again) but always intriguing, tempting. Elegant, sophisticated and just a little challenging. The perfect home for an enquiring mind by Ramon Garcia Jurado.

Photography by Monste Garriga

A colourful seaside house

Posted on Mon, 11 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

A colourful family seaside home and not a coastal cliche in sight. Think fun and fabulous, open plan and private spaces, orange and red, green and blue and don’t forget the yellow. An eclectic richness carefully curated to seem effortless and welcoming. Seaside House by London-based Studio Ashby.

For several years Desire to Inspire has proudly partnered with the A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s largest annual juried design competition with over 100 categories. It honors the best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Such an exciting competition. Such a prestigious award.  A’ Design Award & Competition is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award & Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure. There is still time to get entries in. You can register here.

Let’s indulge in the wonderful winners of last year’s Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design category (one of MANY categories that are included).

Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2021-2022 A’ Design Award and Competition here but time is short so get your entries in now.

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This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition.

Perfect porches

Posted on Mon, 11 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

“Terraces, porches, furnished pergolas… These common areas in between architecture and gardening are an essential part of landscaping.

In these projects we have tried to harmoniously combine architecture, decoration and gardening starting from the functionality required by the use we give to each space and using natural materials and often unique objects, which provide character and good aging.”

The perfect space between inside and out. The perfect place to gather. The perfect porches by Madrid-based Locus Landscape & Architecture.