Located in the city of Design, London, Rafael De Cárdenas elevated the design to the next
level with Glebe Place Home Decor, by mixing novel styles, gathering together such dissimilar traditional Portuguese pieces and modern design. Still, the distinguished designer guarantees the most harmonious environments with this ambitious project.
The astonishing six-bedroom residence was renovated to evoke timeless luxury, balancing
contemporary classics with the home’s historic character. A restrained palette of Portland
limestone, hardwood, and natural materials is punctuated by vibrant accents of turquoise,
fuchsia, brass, and deep purple furnishings from modern European and American designers.
Glebe Place Residence it is way more than a platform of design, it has its own personality
keeping most of the original details intact.
The Dining Room is filled with a gigantic cream marble dining table and large upholstery
chairs which gives the possibility to the room, to be more than a dining space. It can perfectly be a place to have an informal meeting with closest professionals or business partners. The blossom rose wallpaper gives life to the walls and color to the room delighted with classic hue and textures like beige, old greys, and dark woods.
The New Yorker Designer recreated several different rooms, each one with its own classic
touch. One of the three dining room has a special Portuguese reference completing the
whole ambience with the perfect piece of art, D. Manuel I cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited Edition Collection.
Right beside the entrance door, D. Manuel was chosen strategically to expand the space and cut the contemporary design of the rest of the pieces. The cabinet surface has a copper leaf finish, with a sophisticated black lacquer gradient applied on the outside. Its legs are made from solid mahogany and are crafted to a traditional and handmade form, finished in high gloss black lacquer.
Manueline Style is the sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation, incorporating maritime elements and representations of the discoveries brought from the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral, two of the most renamed discoverers in Portugal history.
King Manuel I of Portugal is best known for his support of Portuguese maritime exploration. During his reign, Dom Manuel saw his fleet discover India, Brasil, and reach distant lands such as Greenland and Newfound Land, and solidified trading routs and agreements between Persia, China, Morocco and Portugal. This noble cabinet draws inspirations from his legacy, the Manueline aesthetic and style, and pays a tribute to Portugal’s most influential epochs.
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