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Living Etc Magazine|June 2021
Palm Springs goes Pop in this playful Madrid apartment by Spanish interior designer Nuria Alía
Kara O'Reilly
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THE DESIGNER

Spanish interior designer, Nuria Alía, who designed this central Madrid home for two friends and their three young children, aged six, three and one.

THE PROPERTY

A lateral apartment with a kitchen-diner, open-plan living/dining area, plus an additional living room that currently doubles up as a playroom. There is also the main en-suite bedroom, plus three further en-suite bedrooms and a cloakroom.

If she needed a slogan to sum up her style, Madrid-based interior designer Nuria Alía could do a lot worse than, ‘Always look on the bright side of life’. For the Monty Python lyric encapsulates the upbeat vibe, colourful palette and all-round happy chic she brings to her designs. The playfulness in Nuria’s work is a distinctive feature of contemporary Spanish design and, as one of its proponents, she’s not afraid to team multiple styles, periods and colours, setting them against a neutral backdrop that makes them pop all the more. This pick ’n’ mix approach serves to create vibrant spaces that are a joy to be in.

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