Traditional tiles, quirky furniture, natural fibers, unexpected color: Portuguese style is on our radar. Here, a few favorite examples from the Remodelista archives (plus an honorable mention from Gardenista; see if you can spot it).
Above: In Portugal’s Algarve region, a family home turned guesthouse has a communal living room with furniture inspired by traditional Portuguese craftsmanship. See more in Casa Modesta: A Family House Turned Rural Retreat in Portugal’s Algarve. Photograph by Alex Reyto for The Perfect Hideaway. Above: Each apartment-style guest room at The Lisboans hotel has a kitchenette featuring a traditional azulejo backsplash. See more in The Lisboans: Apartments in Portugal with Vintage Style, Breakfast Included. Photograph by Rodrigo Cardoso; styling by Margarida Matias. Above: Architecture firm depA retained original details including molding, windows, and shutters in the restoration of a multi-family home in Porto’s arts district. See more in A Family House in Porto Restored, Traditional Tile Included. Photograph by José Campos. Above: Sited on a former blueberry farm, Uva do Monte embraces a style we’re calling “undone chic.” See more in Uva do Monte: Undone Chic on the Portuguese Coast. Above: Slabs of pink and green Portuguese marble were used to create the countertops in a pair of architects’ Lisbon apartment. See more in In Lisbon, a Narrow but Glamorous Marble-Clad Apartment. Photograph by Fernando Guerra, courtesy of Fala Atelier. Above: Hand-cut tiles line the walls of the bathrooms at Santa Clara 1728, a six-room guesthouse in the Alfama district. See more in Elegant Minimalism in Lisbon: Santa Clara 1728. Photograph by Nelson Garrido, courtesy of Santa Clara 1728. Above: Swiss designer Kerstin Greve’s historic flat has period detailing and a feeling of grandeur. See more in Bel Étage: At Home with Designer Kerstin Greve in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph by Antonio Cardoso, courtesy of Kerstin Greve. Above: A floor made from traditional hydraulic tile echoes the serene blue palette at Casa C’Alma, a five-room bed-and-breakfast. See more in Kitchen of the Week: A Serene Space in Pale Blue at Casa C’Alma in Portugal. Photograph by Rodrigo Cardoso with styling by Arkstudio; courtesy of Casa C’Alma. Above: A traditional shepherd’s blanket from northern Portugal adorns the end of a bed at Baixa House, a renovated Pombaline building in Lisbon. See more in Steal This Look: A Portuguese Bedroom with Vintage Charm. Above: Original wood beams and plasterwork ceilings are visible at Rosa Et Al guesthouse in Porto’s arts district. See more in Grandmother Chic in Portugal, with Rooms for Rent. Above: A modern interpretation of the traditional Portuguese farmhouse features a kitchen block-painted in a Yves Klein-inspired blue. See more in Steal This Look: A Surrealist Farmhouse Kitchen in Portugal. Photograph courtesy of SAMF Arquitectos. Above: On the Sado River Estuary an hour south of Lisbon, a cottage available for rent features minimalist furnishings and a floor made out of sand. See more in Outbuilding of the Week: Portugal’s Casas Na Areia on Gardenista. Photograph by Nelson Garrido. Above: A dining and lounging area is outfitted with traditional tile and vintage character at Pensao Favorita Hotel Porto. See more in Steal This Look: A Minimalist Bedroom Suite in Portugal (with Character).
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