Category Archives: Lorenzo Castillo

Winter Gardens

L’esprit du jardin d’hiver is in the air, a quest for a life-affirming sanctuary in colder climes. Russian royalty dedicated palaces to Winter, as with the sixteen-hundred room Winter Palace of the Romanov’s in St. Petersberg. Emperor Nikolai I decreed that Russian artist Eduard Gau create watercolor renderings of the Winter Palace’s interior, the Russian Empire’s […]

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Somewhere between 19th-century-style eclecticism and pared-down Modernism lies a highly personal style that I am very much drawn to, what I call Collected Cool. For those of us who want to embrace Modernism but feel left out in the cold where it comes to spare and stream-lined spaces this look summons the tradition of 19th-century […]

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Palacio de Castillo

Lorenzo Castillo’s 11,000 square foot duplex apartment within a 17th-century neoclassical palace in Madrid (which had also served as convent and warehouse for theatrical costumes) has been featured in numerous design publications over the past few years. I recall the emotional pull of these rooms the moment I peeled a page of the U.S. edition of […]

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Sweet Suite de Castillo

Posted March 8, 2013. Filed in Lorenzo Castillo, The New Eclectic

One of today’s talented and in-demand interior designers is the Spaniard, Lorenzo Castillo, whose Madrid townhouse ensconced within a palace is fast becoming legendary and much copied. With bold strokes of color reminiscent of David Hicks and layered rooms conceived with the eye of a romantic classicist,  el estilo del Castillo is defining today’s New […]

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