Project Name: Library Living Room

Location: São Paulo – Brazil

Date Completed: April 2018

Interior Designer: Rosa May Sampaio

This project involved the redesign of a living room/library area. This area although primarily used for reading and working was also intended for entertaining guests and relaxation. The focus for Rosa May Sampaio was to create an atmosphere conducive to listening to music and relaxing for both the clients and the guests. The project has an eclectic style and manages to, harmoniously, mix different styles of furniture and decorative items of varying periods. Special attention should be paid to the architect’s table of the XVI century, the Italian darkened bronze Sputnik illumination from the 1970’s, the Italian worktable from the 1940’s, Murano glass lamps from the 1970’s and the Joaquin Tenreiro (Brazilian designer from the 1940’s) arm chairs.

Rosa May Sampaio incorporated many different works of art to complement relaxing feel of the spaces, this includes watercolours by Cicero Dias (Brazilian famous painter), photos of Mario Cravo Neto, Cassio Vasconcellos and American Peter Beard (Karen Blixen’s home of the film Out of Africa). The use of natural hand-made fibres in the carpet (sustainability), the black vinylic wood in the floor. The sofa, armchair and curtains made of raw crude linen fabrics with cushions in shades of green by Larsen.

The dark colours used for the floor and the bookcase were intended to give profundity to the living room, crude painted walls, and an antique armchair coated with green leather add to the elegant feeling of the space. The inspiration and the concept were to create a space that would draw people with varying points of interest, thus enabling harmonious interaction in the home. Rosa May Sampaio’s favourite aspect of the project are the colours that were incorporated into the design which, when combined, evoke a harmonious atmosphere for the clients.