Books: Bold and Bright – Chic and Exuberant Interior Inspiration from Brazil

Interiors Inspiration from Brazil

Inspiring interiors from Brazil

When I first picked up Bold and Bright by Maira Serra Teixeira I wasn’t sure what to expect. At a first flick through, I was intrigued by the images of homes that looked outwards towards the forests, mountains and beaches of Brazil. And then when I delved deeper – reading about the owners and architects who orchestrated these colourful interiors – I was completely hooked.

Interiors Inspiration from Brazil

Interior inspiration from the city

The book is divided into three main chapters covering homes in the city, country and by the beach. In the city, apartments perch above the trees or nestle in an urban jungle. In the country, mountain views draw the eye at every opportunity. And the beach homes make you want to get on a plane straight away. Everywhere there is green.

Interiors Inspiration from Brazil

Interior inspiration in the country

But it’s the interiors that totally captivate. As yet relatively undiscovered, Brazilian homes have a sophistication and confidence that really do lift the spirits and appeal to the eye. The homes featured in this book display an abundance of personality, and the exuberant use of colour is truly life enhancing. There’s a generous amount of pages devoted to each home so that you really get to know the occupants and their lives. Something that always appeals to me. I like to imagine what it’s like to live in a space and to move from room-to-room.  The designer in me always want to know how a space is used.

Interiors Inspiration from Brazil

Interior inspiration by the beach

Style-wise there’s a generous dash of modernity and mid-century chic – testament to the architecture and design that erupted from the new space-age capital Brasilia in the 1950’s and 60’s. There’s also sleek contemporary glamour combined with natural, rustic materials that are in such generous supply on the South American continent. Imagine rough-hewn stone, exotic dark woods, jungle greenery and sleek contemporary furniture. There you have Bold and Bright style.

Interiors Inspiration from Brazil

Bold and Bright by Maíra S Teixeira, is published by Ryland Peters & Small.

Available from Amazon

Photography by Maíra Acayaba © Ryland Peters & Small.

Footnote: My heart goes out to the friends and families of the Brazilian football team tragically killed this week.

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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sonnie

    December 21, 2016

    Great article thanks for share and interior pics are very nice 🙂

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    Boha Glass

    December 10, 2016

    Brazil is truly beautiful indeed. Certainly beats the UK on a dull and damp December day

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      deardesigner

      December 11, 2016

      It certainly does 🙂

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    Fresh Design Blog

    December 2, 2016

    Interesting ideas! I’d love a home with a gorgeous view like some of those – and that vertical pool, swoon – but the interiors look inspiring too. Another book to add to my list!

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      deardesigner

      December 3, 2016

      It’s a beautiful book Rachel 🙂

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    katy

    December 2, 2016

    Ugh! This has just made me long to be in the bright sunshine instead of the dark grey of London. What beautiful places x

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      deardesigner

      December 3, 2016

      Me too Katy. It’s that time of year 🙂

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    Candy Pop

    December 2, 2016

    Stunning. I love the white room with the green chair – dreamy! x

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      deardesigner

      December 2, 2016

      That’s my favourite image in the whole book 🙂

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