The Petit Palace Santa Barbara is located in an old palace in Alonso Martinez plaza, making it its own right in a surprising and captivating space in the heart of Madrid.
Given the characteristics of the building and its large courtyard, Teresa Sapey Studio projected a magical place to accompany the romantic spirit of the building.
A wild garden but cozy at the same time, in which anyone would retreat from the city’s chaos. It was thought a complete renovati on to transform an old and dowdy wasted space in a reference point among the terraces of the capital. The first step was to color the walls, which would brought light and spaciousness to the box in which the courtyard is located. Many large plants and trees of different leaf were used to convert this space into a vegetable urban oasis. And finally, three different zones were created to provide various customer services; an outdoor dining area, a cocktail bar and the wider one, a rest area where you relax in front of the large fireplace. The furniture plays a very important role into the decoration, national furniture firms are combined with prestigious Italian brands to achieve the best contemporary design that keeps functionality and comfort in the same way. The touches that recall the design of Teresa Sapey are clearly recognizable in its entirety. From the walls painted in aquamarine green, a hydraulic tile designed ad hoc for the space or a light garland are touches that will make this terrace turn into one of the places to be in Madrid.
Photography by Asier Rua