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Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

April 6, 2013

I came across a stunner of a bohemian-style loft today in Spain and couldn’t peel myself away from examining the many details. This place is in Madrid and is totally unreal – so imaginative, I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s very neutral and industrial with loads of vintage elements, wow! It’s the space of interiors photographer Manolo Yllera and doubles as his light studio. Interesting, right!?

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid
Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid
Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid
Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid

I found this on an equally creative Spanish blog called Virlova Style.What do you think? Spot any details you’d like to try at home? I love the wooden white screen above with the handpainted blossoms – great idea for a room divider.

I also love all of his Berber carpets from Morocco – those Beni Ouarain rugs have been showing up everywhere in the most stylish homes – have you noticed the Beni Ouarain trend too? I noticed it back in 2011 but wow, it’s grown to be quite a hit ever since.

(images Manolo Yllera)

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  • Reply Priti April 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Painting on wooden screen has totally changed the look of the interior…inspiring!!

  • Reply Tania Welch April 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Oh Holly this home is stunning! There was so much to see in these photos that I had to approach this post like I do my design magazines which is to say I do one quick look through and then go back and slowly consume each page and photo enjoying every delicious detail.

    There is so much to love! I think the re-use of recycled materials in some of the furniture and textiles is brilliant! However, the texture on the walls, the high ceilings and the lovely natural light drew me in instantly.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Reply Shelly minettesmaze.blogspot.com April 6, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I love love love this!! Everything about it is welcoming and comfortable!

  • Reply Thelma B April 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’m interested in that red metal chair in the living room…I wonder what it’s made of?

  • Reply Cortney April 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Gorgeous – i love the variety of chairs and animal artwork throughout. You always introduce such amazing websites! Would you mind if I shared this post and any other ones I love to my Facebook page (organically opulent?)

    Would be a great place to stay!


  • Reply Samira April 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    what a lovely place!!!!!

  • Reply Marjory April 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Wow. Love this airy, whimsical loft. Eclectic, layered, playful. the color palette is lovely with neutrals and pops of color that give a burst of energy to the space. Those rugs are divine!

  • Reply Alison April 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    This is one of the lovliest spaces I have ever seen! Every time I look at one of the pictures I discover something new. So very inspiring. Just love the pops of red-and pretty much everything else.Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply Maria April 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This is beautiful. Can I move in..?

  • Reply Gudy Herder April 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I knew the photographer but not his home. Seems he is an all over artist!

    And yes, I love the Beni Ouarain rugs too and was thinking of getting one but I just start to see them very often. Will wait until autumn and see if I am still attracted then. That trick should help :-)

  • Reply Juan Manuel April 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Thank so much for introducing Virlova Style

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  • Reply Susan April 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Some beautiful pieces, I love what they did with the loft. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Desha Peacock April 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I LOVE this!!! Amazing!!! Very artistic and unique~

  • Reply Jen April 7, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Amazing space!

  • Reply Intan Galihsavitri April 7, 2013 at 3:30 am

    I agree when you say it looks unreal.
    For me it also feels surreal, yet comfortable. Truly one of a kind. I love the Moroccan touch on the rugs, vintage mix, the imperfection of the furniture pieces, and the rough texture of the walls. Thanks for posting this!

  • Reply Desha Peacock April 7, 2013 at 4:03 am

    @Tania Welch:
    Yes, Tania, I did the same! Had to come back to this one for an even closer look, delicious!

  • Reply Anna April 7, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Wow this place is amazing, whoever designed it is a genius!

  • Reply life is a shoe April 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

    wow this is gorgoeus!

  • Reply jenny April 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

    i love everything about it!
    so inspiring!
    love the super old furniture.

  • Reply beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr April 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Gorgeous!!!! I LOVE this!!

  • Reply Jutta April 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Oh wow, such different and unique style! Love that room divider, could use something like that in our home too.

  • Reply Nina Levett April 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Dear Holly,
    thank you for posting this. I love the rugs and didn’t know what they were called. I’ll try to get one made with my own patterns.
    I love the simplicity of the design, no big deal -just a lot of love for detail and texture.

  • Reply dawn April 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    beautiful and comfy!

  • Reply Nicola April 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love the art! So fresh and cool. Art makes all the difference in living.

  • Reply Lorna April 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    It totally reminds me of the artist’s flat in the Almodóvar movie, Kika.

  • Reply Lorna April 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I love how every element has an echo somewhere else. The dancer photo above the dancer sketch. The red spray paint above the red chairs. The ladder across the room from the stairs. The two graphics on the rococo chairs. The turquoise stool legs and the hands illustration. The clock above the wooden circle. The barrel chair and the bathtub. Such harmony!
    Also, it would be hard to say if a woman or a man lived here–more harmony!

  • Reply Nina April 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    This is really beautiful, with so many interesting features. I love the open plan
    and light. I could spend hours enjoying all the lovely ideas. Well done.

  • Reply Margarita Lorenzo April 8, 2013 at 12:04 am

    ahh..lovely I like so many things in this space, specially the mix and match in the kitchen area.

  • Reply Bobbi April 8, 2013 at 12:57 am

    What an incredible space. Rustic and elegant at the same time.

  • Reply mel April 8, 2013 at 6:50 am

    This home is out of this world… I love how he played with the different tones of white and then added splashes of colour but not too much. I haven’t seen anything that compares – wow. Mel

  • Reply Die Landfrau April 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Such a great style. I could live there. Wow…

  • Reply Nat @ Dear Little House April 8, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Amazing height!

  • Reply Lina A. April 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

    A lovely and welcoming home, I would love to stay :)

  • Reply Kreetta April 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I love bohemian feeling. Mixing different kind of styles is not very easy…I also love the feeling of light. No dark corners – big windows. There are some too romantic elements to me…but I could live there still ;)

  • Reply Sonia April 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I love that house!!! beautiful!!! do you know something about that white chair in the kitchen?

  • Reply JEN RAMOS April 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love the loft – but not too crazy about most of the decor…cute scribbled mirror…looks a bit like artwork. :)

  • Reply Nika vintage April 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Fenomenal, el blog de Virginia! Tiene un gusto estupendo!

  • Reply Bex April 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Some of this is very me, a lot of it not at all, but I would quite happily move right in! Stunning!

  • Reply claude April 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    the perfect place…

  • Reply Julie April 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    That gorgeous mirror turned on its side in the kitchen is coo coo crazy great! What a fun and yet beautiful space!

  • Reply mitsuko April 10, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Wow! This is very playful mixture of girly & industrial, european & asian. Looks very new.

  • Reply John April 11, 2013 at 9:26 am

    @Thelma B: Hello there, well such an exciting place to live. I’m glad that our chairs contribute to Manolo’s living space. He is a great “hunter” and spotted us in Paris at our earliest stages in 2008 when we first made these chairs out of steel drum barrels with gypsies in Albania.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Maria April 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

    is it possible to visit this place? :)

  • Reply Emily Bradbury April 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    This is some amazingly imaginative decorating – I especially love the mis-matched chairs. And the windows are beautiful.

  • Reply SallyGrey April 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Such a unique and creatively done loft. Loved the living room!

  • Reply Sylvia April 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Just saw one of these photos on pinterest and I fell in love with the designs ! Thanks for posting

  • Reply Punctuation Mark April 26, 2013 at 4:27 am

    What a beautiful place… It belongs in a movie!!!

  • Reply Melanie April 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    @jenny: Incredible apartment! So much inspiration. Just love the furniture pieces and play with various elements and textures.

  • Reply Melanie April 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Amazingly creative loft! Just love the way the vintage furniture and industrial elements have been used. It works so well!
    Yes love the idea of the white wooden screen. Great inspiration

  • Reply Andrea July 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I really love this house! Very unique colors and details.

  • Reply Susan coen January 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Is it possible to rent for a weekend?!!

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