Elegance if the defining trait of the soothing Ibirapuera Apartment – an inviting home where hardwood floors and Carrara marble fit perfectly. Designed by one of Brazil’s prominent interior architecture and decoration designers – Diego Revollo – this inviting home in São Paulo’s Ibirapuera neighborhood bears the name of its location while spreading over 350 square meters. Within such a spacious collection of rooms, the illustrious designer Diego Revollo used classic elements to define a contemporary lifestyle. Imagined for a middle-aged couple with grown children, the apartment parades the owners’ love for art with every chance. In search for a design that would appeal both to owners and younger sons, Diego’s work embedded delicate traditional elements in the clear-cut contemporary design, balancing the technological additions with feelings of sophistication and belonging. The result: an inviting home in the busy city.
The designer describes the work done to improve the style and lifestyle resulted from his attentive work: “The project started based on the big windows and the high headroom (around 3 meters) of the space choosing materials that could valuate the natural light and its amplitude.” Using light to enrich furnishing and art pieces, the designer turned a pure white apartment into a cozy art gallery and inviting home with contrasting black elements and beige, gray and raw tones in the furnishings: “The style of the furnishing is a variation of Italian modern design and classical design composing an elegant and balanced mix of styles.” Doors that close perfectly and walls coated with acoustic foam then covered by a silk fabric create a high-tech sophistication. According to the designer, “the choice of the furnishing reflects the personality of the owners of the apartment and their appreciation for Italian design and also traditional and delicate decorative items.”
In such a scenic apartment, every detail was meant to add to the overall feeling of home – a customized space for love, peace and relaxation.
If you believe that green does not work in a trendy and minimal contemporary bedroom, then think again! A green accent wall is easy to shape and it brings that much needed warmth to an otherwise cool and mundane interior. Just repeat the color in the room using vivacious bedding, accessories, nightstands or even a couple of lovely vases and you have an inviting bedroom that is both energetic and relaxing. Those who feel that an accent wall in green or décor are not your thing can still add the color by placing a couple of potted plants to fill up those empty corners. It is an easy, eco-friendly and healthy choice to turn to that will instantly alter the mood in the bedroom.
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.