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Entries in Brazil (105)


Living in concrete

Most people think living in a concrete house would be cold and unwelcoming. I think that can be true depending on the climate. If it was a home with lots of glass nestled in the hills of Rio de Janeiro (as opposed to nestled within snow in the middle of a Canadian winter for example), like this home, I think it would be wonderful. This is home on weekends to designer Alessandra Clark, her husband Nuno Franco de Sousa (both of Mameluca Studio) and their daughter. With mountains and trees seen through all the windows, rustic wood furnishings, I think this is far from cold. Via Casa Vogue Brazil. Photos: Fran Parente.


A horse farm in Brazil

WHOA. This may be one of the most beautiful locations we have ever featured on the blog. Let me introduce you to this little slice of heaven. This is a horse farm, located in Minas Gerais, Brazil and designed by architect Gisele Taranto. It was positioned at the top of the property in order to take advantage of the view of the lake and all that other gorgeousness surrounding it (*GASP* those views!!!). There is a main house, a guest house, a leisure area with swimming pool, a chapel and the administrator's house. The project utilized as much local materials, such as treated eucalyptus for the house structure, and labor as possible. Everything was designed to be easy to maintain, so nothing could be complicated. It is absolutely breathtaking.  

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MX house by Guilherme Torres

It has been a few years since we shared some work by São Paulo, Brasil-based interior designer Guilherme Torres. The MX House he designed in 2015 is typical of his style - funky, modern, colourful, and a ton of fun. That tufted massive leather sofa is killing me right now. *SWOON*

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Brazilian beachside boho chic

The fishing village of Trancoso on Brazil's Costa del Descubrimiento may have started as a hippie hideaway but it's now the super trendy vacation spot. As many of our Northern Hemisphere readers have been trapped in the freezing gloom of winter I thought I'd take us all on a virtual getaway to the boho chic vacation home, Casa Tiba. I can feel the warm breeze as I lie by the pool and know that the cool, stylish interiors are only a few steps away.

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Maria Brasil Arquitetura

Sisters Maria Paula and Maria Claudia Brasil of São Paulo design firm Maria Brasil Arquitetura have set out to create funky, modern, eclectic spaces by using some fun colours, artwork and patterns. They even manage to make a pink kitchen look cool!

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