PORTUGUESE RIVIERA APARTMENT
With space, openness, light and modernity as the briefing key-words, Cristina Jorge de Carvalho set out to create a timeless and contemporary interior design project. The designer was responsible for the entire interior and exterior space, which she decorated with a mix of pieces from her own furniture collection, Cristina Jorge de Carvalho – Furniture Collection, bespoke furniture pieces for the apartment, as well as classic design pieces by Harry Bertoia, Flos, Hans Wegner, among others. The Designer also personally selected all the artwork that features in this modern apartment with artworks by Portuguese contemporary artists.
In order to achieve the desired openness and brightness that the owners were looking for, Cristina made two significant interior architectural alterations with striking results: The original wall that separated the entrance hall from the living/dining room was replaced by a stylish rotating structure in brass and stainless steel and, with the impressive ocean views in mind, the Designer added a mirror wall to the bar area which not only opens up the kitchen and bar area, but also reflect the light and view of the apartment.
The colour palette is soothing and comfortable, from taupe to beige, with pops of black that reinforce the modernity of the apartment’s interior style. Other occasional touches of colour are provided by the impressive works of art featured throughout the apartment.