Iñigo Aragón and Pablo López Navarro may be Spain’s fastest-rising design stars. Together the pair are Madrid-based Casa Josephine Studio, which they started in 2012 after graduating from university with degrees between them in photography, art history, and fashion design. And they’ve been on a rapidly ascending track since then.
Today Pablo and Iñigo are taking us on a tour of their country house in the tiny town of Sorzano in northern Spain’s Rioja wine region. “We bought the house 13 years ago, remodeled it completely, and did a renovation, rethinking, and re-organization of the decoration two years ago,” Pablo wrote to us via email. It’s airy, cheerful, and impeccably designed, with color-blocked rooms and frescoes by architect and muralist Elvira Solana. “Rather than focusing on a selection of design pieces, we wanted the decoration to create a feel-good atmosphere,” Pablo adds. “Colors, furniture, and textiles are chosen following that idea.”
Best of all? To everyone’s luck, the couple operates the house as a bed and breakfast, with five guest bedrooms available for stays.
Join us for a look around.
Photography by Ricard Labougle courtesy of Casa Josephine Studio, except where noted.
For more on the bed and breakfast or to book, head to Casa Josephine, and for more of their work, see Geometry Prize: 12 Ideas for Tight Quarters (and Others) from Precision Design Stars Casa Josephine.
N.B.: This story originally ran on April 8, 2022 and has been updated.