Vibrant colour and eclectic furnishings in renovated Sao Paulo apartment
This apartment of 200 square meters was built in the 50's and has never been renovated before until this project completed in 2012. It is located in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo and the objective of the project was to open spaces to give breadth to the property and so almost all the walls were removed.The renovation transformed the apartment into a flexible loft, where lightness and relaxation set the tone for decor that reflects the history of the property and its owners.
Architect Mauricio Arruda made use of available materials such as concrete, wood and stone to modernise the space. The original floor of the property is now contrasted with the exposed concrete for texture and interest. The plumbing and wiring, frames and doors were replaced to make sure the home would last another 60 years.
The design is now almost completely open plan with only the laundry and bathroom having doors. The furnishings are modern, bright and the owners had a focus on sustainability and natural materials. Also, the pool table can be converted into a dining table to maximise flexibility of layout and living areas.
The poster of Brazilian football legend Pele enjoys pride of place in the living room
A traditional lounge is combined with a modern poster and coffee table. The powerdercoated Bertoia Diamond chair is a nice addition to the room.\
Tolix bar stools in white contrast the timber and exposed concrete walls and the black kitchen counter top. The Ferruccio lamp in gold adds more colour and vibrancy.
The kitchen cupboard doors are a bold sky blue colour - very modern and bold and the colour is continued in the bathroom.
The ceiling feature in the bathroom is a very unusual collection of recycled colourful plastic bottles. A very different and bold choice.
The rest of the furnishings are a collection of styles and colours that combine well to create a distinctive home.
Images: Victor Affaro