Last week's post on Duarte Pinto Coelho's Madrid home generated a lot of enthusiastic response. It seems that quite a few of you are as taken with his work as I. Fortunately for those of us who can't get enough of the late Portuguese designer, I found old photos of his country home in Trujillo, Spain. Published in Architectural Digest Country Homes (1982), the home, built and designed by Coelho, is elegant, layered, and comfortable- just as his Madrid home was. I wonder if Coelho simply refreshed these interiors throughout the years, or if he embarked on a major overhaul from the time it was published in 1982 to last year when he died. Does anybody know?
The Living Room. The 18th c. Chinese wallpaper once hung in the home of Sir Walter Scott. The kilim rugs and mix of prints adds some exoticism, and yet it's still a very refined room.
Coelho's collection of marquetry objects and a close-up of the gorgeous wallpaper.
Another view of the living room.
The dining room/kitchen. Notice the charming blue and white tile around the doors.
The master bath with more beautiful tile.
Coelho's bedroom. Neapolitan gouaches surround the headboard.
The pool at Coelho's villa.
All images from Architectural Digest Country Homes, Jose Luis Perez photographer.