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Uva do Monte: Undone Chic on the Portuguese Coast

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Uva do Monte: Undone Chic on the Portuguese Coast

September 13, 2017

Recently Alexa and I discovered that we’d both been poring over Uva do Monte, a blueberry farm turned inn on Portugal’s secluded Alentejo coast. Designed by the Independente Collective (see the Independente Hostel), the 12 rooms are an artful hodgepodge of textures and vintage finds in hues of ochre, cobalt, deep green, and dusty pink, all in the Portuguese style that we’re calling as a trend for fall 2017: undone chic. Here’s a look around.

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Above: The rooms were “inspired by local themes, colors, and feelings,” Mediterranean and Iberian design, and the surrounding farmland. Here, religious paintings mix with vintage finds above a bed.
Artful mismatch and a woven lamp in a blue-toned suite.
Above: Artful mismatch and a woven lamp in a blue-toned suite.
The quirky structures of the original farm building were preserved. (For similarly textured walls, another of the trends we&#8
Above: The quirky structures of the original farm building were preserved. (For similarly textured walls, another of the trends we’re tracking, see DIY Project: Limewashed Walls for Modern Times.)
Above: Shades of ochre meet a charmingly dowdy couch in another suite.
We like the way the art is stacked vertically, rather than neatly aligned, on the walls. Shown here: the bed in a Double Superior room.
Above: We like the way the art is stacked vertically, rather than neatly aligned, on the walls. Shown here: the bed in a Double Superior room.
Above: The adjoining bath features a vintage cabinet retrofitted as a sink and terracotta-colored tile. (For something similar, consider the options in Object Lessons: Portuguese Azulejo Tiles Made Modern.)
Another Double Superior room in shades of green and blush pink, net canopy included.
Above: Another Double Superior room in shades of green and blush pink, net canopy included.
The Countryside House can be booked as a family suite of four bedrooms or as individual rooms. Shown here: one of the guest rooms, with charmingly mismatched iron headboards.
Above: The Countryside House can be booked as a family suite of four bedrooms or as individual rooms. Shown here: one of the guest rooms, with charmingly mismatched iron headboards.
The Countryside House has textured pink walls throughout. &#8
Above: The Countryside House has textured pink walls throughout. “We wanted the guesthouse to keep that rustic, and simple yet warm essence of a family home. In addition to keeping many of the original architecture elements, we acquired decorative pieces and furniture from surrounding estates and local antique shops, including some of the textiles,” they say. The common area, shown here, is fitted with a rustic table made from a vintage door.
An eclectic corner of the Countryside House.
Above: An eclectic corner of the Countryside House.
The view from a Double Superior Room, out onto the grounds.
Above: The view from a Double Superior Room, out onto the grounds.
Above, L to R: The lobby area; the farm’s architectural quirks remain intact.
Breakfast is served daily; or guests can use the kitchen to prepare their own meals.
Above: Breakfast is served daily; or guests can use the kitchen to prepare their own meals.
The pool area. Fruit and vegetables still grow at the converted blueberry farm; the strawberries are free for the picking.
Above: The pool area. Fruit and vegetables still grow at the converted blueberry farm; the strawberries are free for the picking.
Outside, simple deck included. Uva do Monte is situated a little over a mile away from the secluded Aberta Nova Beach. &#8
Above: Outside, simple deck included. Uva do Monte is situated a little over a mile away from the secluded Aberta Nova Beach. “At night, when the sea is rougher, you can hear the waves at Uva do Monte,” they say.

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