Dekton adds a refined and elegant touch while blending in with the contemporary aesthetics of a home in Madrid
Kitchen and fireplace
Architecture / Design
4 mm, 8 mm, 20 mm
“Arranging and sectioning the four zones of this day area into a space of square proportions with a pillar in its centre” was the big challenge for Mónica Diago when it came to renovating this 180 m2 home in the Barrio de Salamanca neighbourhood, in Madrid. “That is why we decided to make exposed concrete the element around which the four zones – kitchen, dining room, living room and reading room – revolve. In addition, we wanted to create a characterful backdrop between the large windows, so we designed a panelled wall in oak and black Dekton, which gives the living room a powerful visual impact and catches the eye as soon as you enter the area”, says the architect. This is not the only place where Diago opted for Dekton to add a touch of elegance and sophistication. The open-plan kitchen also features this Cosentino surface. Here it was combined with oak wood to create continuity with the rest of the common areas.
During the renovation works, the former layout of the house was completely changed. “The kitchen, for example, was on the other side of the house, as is often the case in other houses of the same period, and relocating it next to the day area was one of the most significant layout changes in this project”, says Diago. “We have created a day area with integrated living room, dining room and kitchen that occupies the corner of the house and takes advantage of the terrace, which gives continuity to this area as if it were the prow of a boat. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of them en-suite, occupy the other side of the house and are arranged on both sides of a corridor”, explains Diago.
A space to enjoy, cook and receive guests
In the words of the architect, the aim of this open day area was “to create a refined space in which to enjoy, cook and entertain, making the most of light and the space, and making the most of the windows that open onto a large corner terrace”.
For this purpose, the architect chose elegant and durable materials that give the project a sophisticated and refined touch. “Oak wood to give warmth to the floors, kitchen and fireplace; different finishes of Dekton in the kitchen and the fireplace for durability and character; and natural fabrics and furniture in neutral tones to create an atmosphere full of calm and elegance”, explains the architect.
Colours that integrate perfectly with the design concept
Specifically, Dekton was used for the worktops and the island and kitchen walls, as well as for the front of the decorative fireplace that presides over the living room. In addition, the Dekton colours chosen blend perfectly with the rest of the elements in the space, both in terms of colour and aesthetics.
“On the worktop, Arga veining matches the lacquered kitchen fronts and the oak columns”, says Diago. “Meanwhile, the black shade of Kelya, which was used for the vertical wall of the fireplace, adds a sophisticated and elegant touch to the wall and matches perfectly with the ironwork and other decorative accessories, as well as the black exterior woodwork”, she further says.
This is not the first time that the interior architect has worked with Cosentino materials. She had already used different colours of Cosentino surfaces in previous kitchen and bathroom projects, always appreciating their “durability, sophistication and strength”. This time, Diago highlights “the veining and gloss of Arga, which add lots of character and elegance, and the texture of Kelya, which leaves no trace when touched”, she says finally.