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.