My latest moment of fixation has been experienced on the Elle Decor website (the hub of inspiration) and comes in the form of a modern Brazilian retreat. The first thing to know is that the house began it's life of being a slice of modern inspiration back in 1975 and that it's architect, Marcos Acayaba, had no idea that he would still be 'living in the future' four decades later..e
ão Paulo, Elle Decor explains this 'Milan House' is still Acayaba's favourite and most personal project, an opinion even more remarkable when you take into consideration that he visualised this captivating, modern space at the age of just 28. It was only last weekend that I was (quietly) marvelling at how much Lena Dunham has achieved by the age of 28 - could this be the new 21st century's idealistic aim for peaking?
Back to the Brazilian retreat and we're met by an explosion of contrasting adjectives. A space that boasts a most unusual combination of being both urban and tranquil, it's hard to tear your eyes away from the images and away from searching for some level of understanding! The residence was originally designed with total creative freedom for Acayaba's sister-in-law, however she later relocated to Paris, which conveniently made room for the architect to immerse himself in his own design. Marcos Acayaba has lived here with his wife ever since and apparently, very little has changed over that time, although it isn't at all difficult to understand why when looking at the images. Floor-to-ceiling windows, reflected pool-side palm trees and open staircases see the introduction of nature by bringing indoors what would otherwise remain outdoors, out of sight and out of mind. The residence seems to have secured it's future and even now would struggle to seem outdated - how could nature be passé?!
Note: All photos have come from Elle Decor and more can be found on their website.