Last time we met up with Spanish designer Lorenzo Castillo, he shared a masculine loft with rustic accents. His latest design, however, proves he’s got plenty of glam to go around. With unexpected color combinations, perfect pattern placement, and a wonderful mix of styles, Castillo has created yet another room brimming with character. Here are a few ways to channel Castillo’s creativity in your own space.
When it comes to mixing patterns, it’s all about variety. Here, Castillo mixes stripes, damask florals, and graphic prints for a well-rounded mix. By placing the two large-scale prints on the floor and the windows, the room has a sense of balance. Avoid loading up one area of a room with all of the patterns; spread the love!
|Roman Shade, From $173,
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|Lacquer Louis Stool, From $279, Ballard Designs||Miso Cotton Carpet, From $525, Madeline Weinrib|
Although you may have not noticed it right away, Castillo is majorly channeling Chinoiserie in this living room. In addition to the vases of flowering branches, that give us a total tea-garden vibe, the mixture of Eastern and Western styles is abundant and done in a modern way. The blue porcelain lamps, a classic Chinoiserie piece, are topped with black drum shades for a quick update. Nice move, Castillo.
|Blue Velvet Chinoiserie Chairs, $2600, 1st Dibs||Toile Scenes Lamp, $250, Neiman Marcus||18″ Black Paper New Drum Lamp Shade, $59, Shades of Light|
We love blue as much as the next guy – Castillo in this case – but, breaking up the monotony of using one color is important. With a graphic blue rug, blue stools, and blue table lamps, it’s hard to believe a large blue sofa would work in this room. But, Castillo calms down the color by layering beige-striped pillows on the sofa. This unexpected pairing prevents a blue overdose, something we never thought we’d suffer from.
|Butterfield Sleeper Sofa, $4895, Jonathan Adler||Racing Stripe Pillow Cover, $68, Serena & Lily||Lacquer Block Cocktail Table, $1750, Jonathan Adler|
Photography: Lorenzo Castillo