ONLY YOU HOTEL, MADRID

only you padrino

Lázaro Rosa Violán’s work is a beautiful blend of classic pieces composed with modern verve. The look is thoughtful and deliberate, yet each space resonates with an effortless nature. The layered spaces he designs are filled with eclectic pieces, bold patterns, rich colors, and art from a cross-section of periods, all composed with brilliant panache. Lázaro has been at the top of my list of favorite interior designers for several years now. His work inspires me beyond measure. I’ve blogged about him several times before and even had the chance to meet him when Fabian and I visited Barcelona a few summers ago. Lázaro was gracious enough to invite us for a visit to his ultra chic atelier which you’ve probably seen all over Pinterest as well as in the pages of AD España. What I admire most about his work is that it is all truly his. Every element in every space he works on is designed by Lázaro himself—every chair, every table, every light fixture or lamp, every piece of art. The man is a true artist. Over the weekend, I decided to look at his website for some inspiration and was elated to see that it had been updated with photos of recently completed projects including the Only You Hotel in Madrid.

only you lounge

 {The Lounge features a Variety of Seating}

 Lázaro’s interiors are beautifully layered, with various styles blending together perfectly. The palettes he chooses are typically sophisticated and restrained, usually with one bold accent color. In the case of the Only You Hotel, the color of choice is navy blue, which I absolutely love! Throughout the hotel, housed in a 19th century mansion, navy blue is paired with crisp white and some chinoiserie accents. I have been craving another trip to Spain recently — it’s been nearly three years since our last visit and seeing these images is just amplifying my urge to book a ticket to Madrid right away!

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 {The bold contrast of navy walls and white trim set a chic tone in the lounge.}

only you el pais

 {A Cozy Corner in the Lounge}

only you reception

 {In order to camouflage the elevators in the reception area, Lazaro had a blue and white Chinoiserie scene painted onto a tile wall.}

only you elevator

{This may be the chicest elevator ever.}

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{The building’s central courtyard serves as a dining room.}

only you bar

{The bar features beautiful woodwork in a pale wash.}

only you mapas

{The “Mapas” room is covered in maps from around the world and looks like a great place to start the day with a cup of coffee and Madrid guidebook.}

only you restaurant

{The hotel’s restaurant features amazing lighting and custom millwork with mirrored insets.}

only you restaurant2

{Stylish Details}

only you room

{The guest rooms feature a chic white and navy color palette with nailhead accents, stylish lighting, and bold, geometric floors.}

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{How fabulous is this junior suite with its soaring, beamed ceiling and built-ins?}

only you junior suite

{Another View of a Junior Suite}

only you junior suite fireplace

{Junior Suite Living Area}

only you secret terrace

{Amazing Blue and White Terrace Attached to a Suite}

only you facade

{The hotel features an elegant white facade complete with iron balconies. To the left, the Padrino Libreria, which was a bookstore for decades now houses the hotel’s bar and lounge.}

SOMETHING FOR THE BUCKET LIST. 

MOST PEOPLE GO OVERSEAS TO SEE THE COUNTRY OR CITY, TOUR AROUND AND TAKE IN THE CULTURE. BUT, IN THIS CASE, I JUST WANT TO GO TO ‘ONLY YOU‘ HOTEL IN MADRID, SPAIN. SO BEAUTIFUL, I DON’T SEE HOW ANYONE CAN PEEL THEMSELVES AWAY FROM THE CREATIVE SPACE TO GO OUTSIDE. UNLESS THEY CAN SMELL PAELLA.

WORDS & IMAGES BY LDV BLOG.

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ONLY YOU HOTEL, MADRID

d o l c e v i t a

 Here is another look at the November issue of Vogue Spain guest edited by Natasha Poly and also featuring the Russian beauty in multiple stories by some of the industry’s top photographers. Taking on the Gucci autumn 2011 collection,Mariano Vivanco captures Natasha in the city of Venice with ultra-glam looks styled by fashion editor Sara Fernandez. Whether overlooking the water or enjoying an espresso, Natasha wows with her timeless appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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balenciaga|resort 2012

beach bum|vogue spain

With summer themed editorials in full swing, Greg Kadel finds inspiration in surf culture for his most recent work in Vogue Spain’s June issue. Outfitted by fashion editor Katie Mossman, Martha Steck sports an array of colorful ready-to-wear and beach gear from labels such as Versace, Miu Miu and Balenciaga. Topped off with flawless makeup by Mariel Barrera and tousled hair by Peter Gray, Martha looks ready to catch some waves with her beau!

beach bum|vogue spain

exclusive look behind dior addict|kate moss

Addict(ed) to Kate – Kate Moss has had a flurry of print work lately ranging from Vogue Paris to Vogue Brazil, and her latest appearance just so happens to be in the 2011 campaign for Dior Addict. Photographed by David Sims, the beauty imagery features Moss primping for a day out.

exclusive look behind dior addict|kate moss

anja y sus chicos|vogue espana

Featuring designs from Fendi, Emilio Pucci and Versace, model Anja Rubik shoots cover + editorial for the March edition of Vogue Spain. Surrounded by a trio of male models including Jon Kortajarena, Oriol Elcacho and Andres Velencoso, Anja turns up the heat in sexy dresses styled by fashion editor Belén Antolín in Alexi Lubomirski’s Anja Y Sus Chicos – Anja and the boys. The photography here if the picture with her in that white dress and the lights…this has got to be up there with one of my favourite editorials I have posted on my blog. Definitely bookmarking it for the future…and definitley buying Vogue Spain March 2011 Issue. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did.

anja y sus chicos|vogue espana