A beautiful Brazilian home

One of the most important things about design is that you have an open mind. It’s far too easy to fall into a trap of knowing what we like and therefore not exploring new possibilities; I suppose it’s the same with any area of  our lives. I really enjoy looking at all types of interiors because I find new styles or little sparks of inspiration that help to develop my own taste, which is changing constantly.

In my constant quest for the ‘perfect interior’ I came across these images of Elizabeth Bishop’s Brazilian home. She was an American poet and short-story writer and the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950.It was during her time in Brazil that Elizabeth Bishop was influenced by South and Central American poets, and translated their work into English. A writer’s house always seems that bit more interesting somehow.

I wanted to show you some photographs of this house today as they have given me new ideas, for example, I would never have thought of using the colour scheme of this home. Also, in the past, I have always avoided using dark wood as ‘I don’t like it’. Here, however, I can see ways of using it that enhance an interior rather than drag it down. I hope you find some inspiring ideas too…

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue exterior

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue hallway

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue entrance

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue fireplace

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue doors

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue pendant light

Elizabeth Bishop's Brazilian home in Vogue kitchenalia

If you would like to see more images of this house you can find them on the  Casa Vogue website. Happy exploring x

 

Photographs taken by Ruy Teixeira.

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4 Comments

  1. Katharine Peachey 15th October 2013 / 11:14 am

    I love this home! So simple and stylish and agreed – the dark wood looks lovely – sophisticated yet comfortable and cosy. I would kill a puppy for those windows and floors (not Otto though). x

    • katy 15th October 2013 / 8:04 pm

      Ha ha! Lovely, isn’t it? So simple and uncluttered yet warm and homely. I long for beautiful doors and windows x

  2. Mary 16th October 2013 / 7:31 am

    Just beautiful! I would never have thought of that colour scheme either but it really works. Might need to pay a visit to Brazil soon

    • katy 16th October 2013 / 9:54 am

      I so agree. Love finding new ideas. Wish I could spend all day poking round other people’s homes

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