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:
$570 - esalerugs.com
$49 - ikea.com
$7,850 - oldplank.com
$926 - neimanmarcus.com
$299 - westelm.com
$60 - kirklands.com
*images via Rue Mag and Google
- Oversize poster and fine photography art have won me over - many times.
- There's a still a strong case to be made for suzanis (and Ebay has tons)
- Layering chunky jewelry over figurines and other tchotchkes is a brilliant way to add color, texture and whimsy. I'll be doing it, too!
I know I was one of thousands of gals who scoped out the Issa sight to admire the classic and flattering styles now made famous by the future Princess.
It looks like Daniella has worked her way around that - by letting her love of Morocco, Thailand, and Africa dictate an other-wordly style for her home.
It seems Daniella has done a rather nice job of recreating (if not Ipanema beach), then at least her own Shangri-La.
The billowy, canopied bedroom reminds me of the flattering draping Issa dresses are known for.
One lecture I remember in particular discussed the importance of proper placement of a building. How critical it is to relate it to the geography, the climate, and the purpose of the edifice. For example, in Austin, one certainly wouldn't want to face a wall of windows towards the west - because, like everything else that's "Bigger in Texas," so, too is the withering heat for most of the year. A west-facing facade begs for a giant oak to provide shade and natural cooling. However, a south-facing window can take full advantage of the muted radiance that is the Winter Sun.
The point being, a well-designed space takes into account, and manipulates light to its best advantage.
I couldn't help but admire how each and every one of these images brings that idea to fruition. I also couldn't put the thought out of my brain that I NEED to live in Spain - where all these homes reside. *wistful sigh*