We begin the view to Casa Decor Madrid 2009, entering the Restaurant cafeteria decorated by Pepe Leal. Once again, the decorator returns to solve a totally different challenge to those we have seen signed by him in other editions. This space has garage airs, but within an impolute cleaning, the one given by the immaculate white walls, which reflect the light that enters through the circular windows.
The clarity of the environment is pierced by some successful tire columns, which rise from the ground until it flows into a mirror ceiling, which makes them even longer, and allows the entire space to be reflected, bringing the view almost to infinity. There are three distinct areas: the bar, the central tables and a long row of tables attached to a huge bank.
The bar closes its back with a wall of recycled beer bottles. Deprived of etiquette and stacked on each other, they create a glass curtain that hides it slightly from the eyes. Pepe Loyal has known how to use a necessary element that serves the bar, to decorate it by highlighting it, and so we can find, holding the wall of bottles, two shelves in which the bottles and glassware are stored, in perfect order and cleanliness.
A wall has been located next to the wall dining area with rectangular tables, white like the large armchairs that line them. On the other side of the row of tables, a huge running bench formed by individual seats joined and upholstered in different prints, a detail that brings color, breaking with the prevailing black and white, lightening the horizontality that this type of seating usually marks, and providing individuality to each table.
In the background, a mosaic mural, which represents a huge steak, brings back a subtle load of color. The round shapes are suggestive, repeated in the windows, authentic light tunnels, and in the large ceiling lamps. The pots that rest on the tables and windows are a very successful color signature, repeated on the wall, in which we see a large sign made of artificial grass.
In the central area, the circular tables line up between the pneumatic columns. Black tables surrounded by white armchairs, light in sight thanks to the weft and color, which compensate for its large size.
I especially liked this place, it was the first impression I had of Home Decor, and the truth is that I was surprised. The combination of circular and square shapes on the tables, playing with the bench and black to offer a cozy and uneven atmosphere, vertebrate and animated by the color of the large side seat, seems to me a success.
One of the walls houses a patio access, an environment of great contrast, which somehow looks like a painting from another time carelessly supported on the wall.
A staircase with a light railing gives way to this space. At his feet is a vajillero furniture in which the white crockery is ordered and is seen flirtatious. Above it, a sign made of artificial grass, another subtle touch of green nature.
The note of optimism and good humor is found on the tables; in a gastronomic wink, Pepe Loyal place some mats in which we can read: Pepe Leal, specialty in fresh houses. Rustic, classic, modern, vintage. Home service. A sample of what this designer is capable of, who plays all the sticks with such good results.