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April 27, 2011

tour: designer ana antunes' home and office

I recently stumbled upon Portuguese designer Ana Antunes' work through this blog, and my jaw is still on the ground. Ana is the designer behind the interior makeover show "Querido, Mudei a Casa." Her style is so exquisite and bright, but it isn't at all stuffy and maintains a sense of fun. To me, her designs seem to smile.

Today, Ana has been nice enough to share glimpses into some of the beautiful rooms from her office, home, and beach house. The photo above is the waiting area and reception desk (left) of her showroom and office in Lisbon. I adore the black piping on the sofa and the large, off-center sunburst mirror. I don't know about you, but I could wait forever in a reception area this beautiful!
Her showroom is perfection. I love the use of flowers, leaves, and bold black & white against the mainly neutral/metallic color pallet.

 H O M E
This is the coffee table in Ana's living room--mirrored, bright, and airy. She has such a beautiful display of objects (and sweets) on top and I LOVE her collection of shelter magazines down below.

 Using a mirrored coffee table was absolute genius--it not only keeps with Ana's breezy, glamorous style, but it also reflects the jaw-dropping ceiling details.

The seating arrangements are done as beautiful little vignettes. I love the symmetrical balance in this seating area, which is in everything except the art. A little asymmetry adds fun and keeps the look from being too formal.

 Ana has a lot of pieces with interesting and varied textures. Most of them are glossy, reflecting light and keeping with her relaxed but glamorous style.

This console is a perfect example of Ana's knack for styling. There is a TON of stuff on it, but it looks beautiful and well-curated, not cluttered.

V A C A T I O N  H O M E
 Ana's seaside vacation home has a breezy vibe like her primary residence and her office, but with bolder colors and nautical accents. This is nautical done right.

Thank you to Ana for giving us a glimpse into her beautiful world!
You can check out her blog and portfolio, or watch "Querido, Mudei a Casa" on YouTube.


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Really really beautiful, refreshing and welcoming! Janell

Elsa said...

How gorgeous! I agree with you, I could wait forever in that reception area as well.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm so in love with Ana and her work! I still think that her office is one of my favorite spaces out there right now...EVER. (c: Thanks for the shout out, my dear, it's always a pleasure to help spread good design! I'm loving your blog, too, and I think I'm gonna like it here (c:

Ana Antunes said...

Marissa, I'm so touched by your post and what you wrotte. Thank you so much. I want to go there and kiss you two bloggers, who are so dear (you and Aubrey)!!... If you ever come to Portugal you gotta let me know because you can stay at my summer house as a guest, ok? Love & Best Ana Antunes

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

This is a great space.
Thanks so much for letting us get a little glimpse.

Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting