Filled With Color and Pattern, This Eclectic Apartment Brings a Little Madrid to Warsaw

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By Michele Koh Morollo / Published by Dwell
Polish interior designer Anna Koszela designed this Warsaw apartment for a Spanish expat lawyer who wanted an abode that would remind him of his beloved home city of Madrid.

Within the 2,135-square-foot space, an open-plan layout is divided into different sections by discreet walls and strategic floorboard arrangements. The elongated living room is linked to the kitchen, which is fitted with a red faucet, steel radiator, copper Utzon pendant lights by Jørn Utzon for &Tradition, and Tolix Marais chairs by Xavier Pauchard.

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The apartment has one bedroom, two studies, and two bathrooms.

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A cobalt blue sofa, sunflower yellow dining chairs, and contrasting color combinations bring a sophisticated sense of drama to the bright living room. 

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Abstract modern art on the walls and a Tom Dixon pendant lamp with a felt shade juxtaposes with Parisian, herringbone-patterned oak parquet floors to convey a look that's both contemporary and classically European.

Using a wool-clad wall, Anna Koszela divided the doorless and windowless bedroom into zones for both day and night. 

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The day section of the bedroom is connected to the rest of the apartment, allowing it to be illuminated with light from the other spaces. A wool-clad wall acts as a screen, hiding the bed from view for privacy.

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The bathroom follows a black-and-white color scheme and is fitted with a sliding door with graphics by Polish artist Maria Widelak that depict the energy map of the human body. 

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Bathroom tiles by Maciej Zień complement wallpaper by Cole & Son to create a spirited, Spanish feel.

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Used for most of the interior details, black, gray, and copper lean towards a contemplative Eastern European aesthetic, but geometric wallpapers, colorful ceramic flooring, and bold artwork imbue the apartment with the dynamic visuals of Madrid. 

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