Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rockin' Rio Hood

I was instantly smitten with the rustic-yet-elegant, shotgun-style home of architect Luciano Cavalcanti that was featured in the latest issue of Rue. The exposed beams and brick combined with the whitewashed walls is not a typical style you see in Brazil - at least not that I have seen.

On further reading, I learned the home is located in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. A charming and Bohemian area teaming with the color and life one pictures when they imagine the tropical city.
...also where they filmed some of the honeymoon scenes for the upcoming Breaking Dawn (November, peeps. You haven't forgotten, have you???)
Back to the house.....

It wouldn't be all that difficult to pull together this look:

Lapa-like room



....assuming you already have some (essential) brick and beam action going on!

*images via Rue Mag and Google

5 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

This place is heaven- those beams!!! I adore the first angle of the dining space- the armoire and chandlier, mixed with the architecture and modern furniture is perfection. And PS, you replicated it perfectly!!!

Amanda Hill said...

That design is perfect! You did a fab job reinventing it...ps can't wait for BD in NOV.

My Interior Life said...

The brick and beam action is what I need. And you're spot on with your mood board. Definitely feeling it!

WK said...

That rug is to die for!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yeah...I'm kinda lacking on the brickand beam action. Dammit.