Café com decoração aconchegante com sofás e livros

There is a relaxed and cozy Coffe Shop in Alfama neighborhood named Pois Café. With walls and floor made with stones from the original construction, the Pois café home design is very informal and joyful. Has vintage trunks, 70`s furnitures, and on the walls a few arts from locals artists. You can fall on the sofas, read a book and enjoy a beautiful afternoon, alone or with friends. Has the peculiarity of sharing a table with strangers and make use of all the books, magazines and games that have space.

greeen velvet cushion

I`m currently crazy about velvet cushions. I love these old green velvet futtons on top of chairs.

relicários na decoração

salmon toast from pois café

In the menu there are soups, tapas, salads, sandwiches and delicious desserts. I chose to order the LAx, a toast with grilled smoked salmon, cream cheese and red onion – wow!  To drink I wanted to try a typical austrian lemonade called KRACHERL with blueberries, sparkling water and lemon juice. I loved it, but you have to like sweet drink, because that was pretty sweet.

alfama Portugal

As the Coffee is located in Alfama, take the opportunity to explore the neighborhood which is quite typical, watch the buildings, the tight streets, the clotheslines, the tiles and visit the Sé Cathedrals. You can also try a fresh orange from the trees.

room with books

I think mixing materials, colors and styles in decoration works a lot and this place is proof of that. See how a classic sofa – I kept the color red but I changed the style to give that touch – can combine with a modern bookshelf and lamp. Velvet, wood, leather and metal also harmonize beautifully.

 

get the look of home design

pink cushion with handmade work

In January 2018 happened in Paris another edition of Maison & Obejet, a home decoration fair which happens twice a year in the city of lights and brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors of furniture, textilesdecorative items and accessories for the home. The event always brings many news and trends, and serves as a reference for designers, architects and artists. My first experience with the fair was in 2015, when I visited the event to make a trends research and get inspiration for creating new prints for the Trevisan Concept. At the time my mood board was filled with images of circus, birds and black and white, which resulted in various collections. I’ve already talked about the Circus Collection here.

For being a big fair, the Maison presenting many styles and trends, but I selected what touched the heart and what was really lovely lovely!

 

Handmade, natural materials and nude colors

With the trend of Scandinavian design in high decoration, natural materials such as wool, untreated wood and plants have gained strength in home decoration trends. Handmade pieces and with predominantly nude palette, are in and appeared a lot at the Maison & Objet 2018. As a not minimalist person, I like to mix those pieces of natural materials with other styles and colors. I think that gives more life, and emphasizes even more the adorner.

pendant made of wool and cristals

Different and creative crockery

It’s not from today that the crockery and porcelain are more fun and colorful. The format still remember the classic crockery sets from Grandma (that I love), but with creative and modern designs. White with gold is a strong trend. As like mix colors and shapes and serve all in the same tray are to.

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rustic restaurant with charming decoration

With these days of sunshine and dry weather that Portugal provides in mid-winter (love you Portugal by the way), I want to be on the street, walking, feel the scent of the sea and of wood-fired coming out of the houses. And it was on a lovely day like this I discovered the House Of Wonders, a charming and colorful vegan Bistro in Cascais. Outside´s bistro thas already called attention, with wooden benchs, patina and many flowers on top. But upon entering is that shows the real charm. The furniture is rustic and all mixed together, the accumulation of melted wax of the candles, and unique objects that seem to tell a story.

melted candle

The aroma is delicious, mix of fruit juices, cakes and a wood-fired oven. And the food? Oh the food … so tasty, with a taste of fresh produce.

When you think that no more surprises you discover the terrace! Very cozy, with tables, blankets, pillows and a lovely view that registered in video.

If you liked the decor style, what if you just take a little bit of that vibe in your home? Some tips: Choose some key pieces like a untreated wood table, colorful cushions made with natural materials, melted candles (always), a chalkboard, different and repainted chairs, and why not, a sequin hat so you will have a surprise factor.

Credit images: Lovely Lovely