Over the last two years, I've tried to become a student of Brazilian design. Well, if not a student, then at least a keen observer. What I've taken away is that the Brazilians command the skill of mixing traditional and modern styles, and they do it with effortless panache! It has made me rethink my aesthetic, and crave a touch of modern in my own home.
Look closely, and you'll see recurring themes: a love of all things Eames, posh-Euro-traditional lines, GORGEOUS wood floors, and a large dose of irreverence.
In fact, I think dining rooms (aka sala de jantar) offer a prime opportunity for mixing styles.
*images via here