This family home in Brazil’s Sao Paulo balances a playful, colour-drenched interior with modern design.
After a decade living against a grey London backdrop, the owners of this home in Sao Paulo wanted to inject a bit of colour into their world. They had decided to move home to Brazil and approached talented local architect Guilherme Torres, no doubt drawn to his use of crisp, modern details and vision for playful design.
While the term “bachelor pad” may seem outdated, the concept essentially remains the same. You’re a guy, you live by yourself — possibly with a roommate or two — and, if you’re lucky, a woman (or man) may drop by to check it out.
From the moment someone walks through your door, judgment is rife. Your date, your mother, your friends will all look around for signs that show them who you really are. They’re looking for things that convey your personality, habits and lifestyle. Here are some ideas.
Rather than demolish their red brick post-war house, these owners recognised its charm and character, and decided to not only add on but also complement it in a sophisticated fashion.
The design inspiration came from the clients’ desire for a clearly contrasting addition to create a house that feels anchored and solid.
Caveat emptor, or buyer beware. We're used to having this little piece of Latin wisdom in our heads when we buy electronics or perhaps a home appliance. But how often do we think about it when it comes to buying a property?
Sure, we know it's important to research the surrounding neighbourhood, as well as consider the number of rooms in a house. But it's just as important to undertake an in-depth of inspection of a property's smaller details. Here are just a few of the things you should be looking for.
Bedrooms are all about rest and invoking the right emotional responses. After a long day of work, the bedroom is the last bastion for some much needed rest and relaxation. Bedrooms for me have always been about tranquillity and a private place to retreat to at the end of the day.
Whether it’s the master suite, guest quarters or a kids’ or other small bedroom, good bedroom design is all about two things – creating a restful environment and the right emotional response. Here are some of my tried and tested tips to create a beautiful bedroom