How to decorate your home in full color with the deco tips and tricks of Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada

Entering Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada’s house, apart from being a privilege that few of us can boast, is a unique experience in which the color and fantasy of her iconic universe flood everything. Chatting with her is also doing it with a living encyclopedia of art and good taste that is evident in every corner. Books fill the walls and flowers, hearts and clouds are the protagonists of the spaces. Here the 60-30-10 color rule does not work. It doesn’t need to be. And that experience in technicolor is precisely what he has captured (with furniture, ornaments and household items from his own home) in the Airbnb apartment he has ‘agathized’ next to the Plaza de España and that will be available in Madrid during the December long weekend for 40 euros per night. A true reflection of your world full of vitamin colorsLike the one we saw in New York with Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment.

After breakfast, we shared a few minutes alone with the designer with the most recognizable style on the national scene and she tells us that this collaboration with Airbnb “is an idea that I had dreamed of years ago.” And it is that, he confesses, that when he travels “I look for things that are different, that are personal, it bores me and makes me very sad that everything is the same. In each place you have to be seduced by the typical of the place, from the food to the architecture, the experience. When I travel, I like to go do something, I love entering people’s homes, it is a much more welcoming and enriching thing than just a hotel ». Because, the experience they have created is complete: from the decoration of the house, which she herself has designed in detail and in which each of the pieces arrive directly from the designer’s house, to her own dresses that guests can try on, including a session of ‘personal shopper ‘in his shop, or a meal at El Qüenco de Pepa (21 Henri Dunant street), one of his favorite restaurants in Madrid.

«I have, I don’t know, more than 20,000 books, I spend hours ordering them. It is what calms me the most, during confinement I dedicated myself to it ». I tell him that, for me, a house without books is an apartment hotel and Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada confesses that his three essentials for a house to be a home (in addition to “the house itself and the light”) there are “books, not television, which I don’t have; the animals (during the interview, his little dog Jimmy is next to us) and the friends. And food, because everything happens around a table, that’s generosity. The houses have to be very alive, and for that it takes a lot of energy». And we attest that yours is overflowing.

How could it be otherwise, the house of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada is an explosion of color, so we asked her advice so that we dare more to play with the different color ranges in the decoration of our home, and she confesses that «I’ve been trying for 40 years and it works, more and more people want more color in their life«. And a trick: let’s not try to combine things »because things combine by themselves And that’s the fun, because you never know what’s going to happen. The decoration has to be movable, because life is not static«.

“Our house has to tell everything about us, since I was four years old I love to see people’s houses because they tell you who they are.” The favorite area of ​​your home? « My room, I am always atthere. If you take away the kitchen, I don’t care, I never use the terrace. I like to read, and for that, in my room better than anywhere «.

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