I’m starting this week with one inspiring woman – Cristina Jorge de Carvalho . She is a Mozambique born and Lisbon based interior designer. The contemporary, elegant and discreet vision that Cristina Jorge de Carvalho imprints to all the spaces where she intervenes has granted her several national and international clients such as hotels, SPA, show apartments, business offices and private residences. Here are three of her residential projects in Lisbon.
The first project complements the feminine and eclectic aesthetic of its owner. The walls are covered in a very soft dust rose paint, fractured by the impressive work of art signed by artist João Louro featured on the main wall. Long white linen curtains give the space a sense of luminous comfort.The incorporation of vintage pieces with design classics gives the space an elegant character, but above all a timeless feel. The project includes design pieces designed by CJC , Moroccan Berber rug and tribal bench, painting by artist Paulo Damião, original chairs by Charles & Ray Eames and vintage chairs from the 50’s.
The second project is a cosmopolitan, contemporary family home. In this decoration project most furniture pieces used were also designed by the atelier. Combined with pieces from Knoll, Established and Sons, Autoban, Emmemobili, Vitra among others. The materials range from fine woods, lacquered, iron and steel. The fabrics all in wool, linen, silk or velvet are all plain and 100% natural. The colours palette varies from white to grey, with a light touch of green and yellow are extremely smooth. The works of art are by contemporary Portuguese artists (photographs by André Gomes e João Paulo Serafim sculpture from de Pedro Figueiredo) blend beautifully with other more classic pieces from the owner`s private collection.
The third project is an elegant family apartment in Lisbon condominium. A timeless, classic, contemporary, cosmopolitan ambience. Alongside the CJC designed furniture, other pieces include Harry Bertoia, Le Corbusier, Charles & Ray Eames, Paul Henningsen, Castiglioni, Tom Dixon, Marcel Wanters and some pieces of the Seventies. The materials used include lacquer, steel and wood. The soft furnishings comprise linens and velvets, mostly plain cottons and silks and 100% natural fibres. Colours are neutral with the exception of the teenage room (not in the photos) which includes more vibrant colour. The works of art are of Portuguese and International contemporary artists like Catherine Pavageau and Pedro Amaral.
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