Talk for awhile with Isabel López-Quesada and it quickly becomes clear that her temperament — not unlike her interiors — brims with appealing contrasts. Bold and reflective, spirited and laid-back, she is known for bringing multifaceted flavor to the homes she designs for her clients around the world. “I love colors!” exclaims the stellar Spanish interior designer as an example of what she values in her work. “But I also love peace, so I use them with peace.”
Given her penchant for variety, it’s no surprise then that the mélange of attributes she brings to the spaces she designs for others would also permeate her own home in Madrid. Situated on a tree-lined street in the leafy El Viso neighborhood in the northern part of the city, the house she shares with her fund-manager husband, Álvaro de Llanza, and their children sits on the site of a former wax factory. When she first laid eyes on the structure almost seventeen years ago, she knew its L-shaped configuration would ideally accommodate a long-held dream of how she wanted to live and work.
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INTERIOR DESIGN BY ISABEL LOPEZ-QUESADA
PRODUCED BY LORETO LOPEZ-QUESADA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA
WRITTEN BY JEAN NAYAR
This story appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of MILIEU.
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