“TODO EMOCIÓN” or “All Emotion,” is a fitting title for this home in Lisbon, Portugal on the banks of the Tagus River.  Designed by Portuguese powerhouse SA&V – Sa Aranha & Vasconcelos, this gorgeous abode deservedly made the cover of the March 2012 issue of Nuevo Estilo magazine.  Let’s have a look.

In the image above, a view into the house from the entry.  On display on the red laquered dresser, a plaster book sculpture signed by the artist Manuel Caldeira, a bronze figure purchased in Florence,  and a crystal ball. The sphere is one of many in the owner’s collection, displayed throughout the house.


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The grand living room. The framed plaster work over the sofa is by artist Graça Pereira Coutinho, and on the left, the large oil painting behind the pair of chairs is by Spaniard Manuel Salinas. All furniture is by SA & V.  Notice the owner’s amazing sphere collection,  displayed in the foreground on the coffee table. I’m ready to wrap myself in one of the fur throws and sit with a book on one of the slipper chairs.

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Author: Sarah Baynes

Interior Designer and Author at SarahBaynes.com, empowering women to decorate with confidence.

  • Ursula

    I loved both Portuguese homes. Has inspired me to take a holiday in Portugal and see my mother’s birth place.

  • Thanks Jennifer!

  • Jennifer Mehditash

    only seeing this post now! (gotta love pinterest)
    this design team (of 2 now, once were 3) are awesome and lovely people. so glad you shared their story here.. what a pretty bathroom especially!