Beyond the aesthetic advantage colours add to objects and rooms, it can also combine with the other objects in your home or space to uplift or lower your spirits, depending on your likes and preferences. And while choosing the perfect colour for your place might not be as easy as just going with your favourite colour, if you love pink, then you are in some luck: Patricia Bustos Studio has designed the perfect pink apartment that can serve as your source of inspiration.
Working with 12 different shades of pink throughout, locally-based Patricia Bustos Studio transformed a 55-square-metre flat in Madrid, Spain into the Minimal Fantasy apartment for holiday rentals.
“We wanted to do something eye-catching and not go unnoticed, since in Madrid the offer of vacation rentals is enormous and you have to differentiate yourself if you want to have a recurrence in the rentals,” the studio said.
The apartment, set in a 1950s residential building was formerly a one-bedroom and one bathroom affair, but Patricia Bustos Studio reconfigured the floor plan, adding two bedrooms and an additional bathroom so that it can comfortably accommodate slightly larger groups of holiday goers. The kitchen has also been separated from the living area so that, if necessary, it can sleep another two guests.
“Except for the distribution, which had to be practical, the rest of the project has been an aesthetic madness to take the visitor out of their comfort zone and make them dream. Pink is already the colour of a whole generation… the generation of the brave, those who are not afraid of change. [It] vindicates the fall of stereotypes – everything is possible, nothing is planned or established and that’s the beauty of it. There are no rules, or rather that everyone has their own.” explained the studio of its colour choice.
In the living area, bubblegum-pink paint has been applied across the walls and ceiling. A flecked pink laminate covers the floor and a chunky L-shaped plinth that winds around the corner of the room, topped with plush pink sofa cushions.
Guests can gather for meals around the oval-shaped pink dining table, which is surrounded by dining chairs upholstered in metallic pink fabric with an iridescent finish.
The monochromatic colour scheme is interrupted in the adjacent kitchen, where the cabinets are covered in a mixture of blue, pink and gold geometric shapes. Worktops are lined with glazed, blush-pink tiles, the same tiles have been used to clad the side tables and supporting mattress base in one of the apartment’s bedrooms.
In the other bedroom, the mattress is pushed up against a scalloped pink headboard. Textural interest is added throughout by baby-pink lamé soft cushions and faux-fur throws. Arched sliding doors can be drawn back to reveal pink-tile bathrooms, complete with pink-frame vanity mirrors and shiny pink shower curtains. Sparse decorations complete this bright, yet soft minimalistic look.
Whether the space you are looking to transform into a pink haven is your office, bedroom, living room and even your baby’s room, the Minimal Fantasy apartment is all the muse you need to get started.