In 2021, my boyfriend and I embarked on a thrilling renovation journey, our soon-to-be new home, an 80-square-meter, almost 100 year old, two-story house close to the city center of we both hail from, SãoPaulo. After +6 months, we start seeing the results…
One of our first challenges was to brighten up the kitchen, which was previously separated from the laundry area, casting shadows over this vital space, so we opened up the layout to invite the light in.
We chose a terrazzo floor for the kitchen, drawing inspiration from the original staircase but introducing geometric patterns and a mix of colors to achieve a more contemporary and stylish aesthetic.
Here are the highlighted items:
- The Italian stove on the kitchen island (Amazon link for similar).
- The very Brazilian clay water filter on the counter (Amazon link).
- The linear terracotta-colored ceiling lamp, so beautiful (Amazon link, but it’s from Rekka).
- The handy washer-dryer (Amazon link).
- And our super-analog microwave, without buttons and screens (Amazon link) – as a statement! Because I always say that using printers, connecting to the car’s Bluetooth sound system, and setting the microwave clock are the most challenging things in today’s technology 😅
Our commitment to preserving the house’s authentic character led us to a few essential restoration projects. We lovingly restored the original hardwood floors, hidden beneath a worn-out vinyl cover, giving them a new lease on life. (I’ve been repeating myself for years, but I just love this type of flooring. 😂)
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