Yes i have developed an obsession for Brazillian architects; or maybe just the beachfront houses that they design; i would normally describe my style as coastal shabby chic however once seeing these following houses a dormant modernist has been awakened within me and as a result i have clutched on to these images and they have largely been the inspiration for Paddo; my brief to Secret Gardens of Sydney (www.secretgardens.com.au) our landscaper was that i wanted to feel like i was on the beach in Brazil; yes i did get a few strange looks from the team given that Paddington is 2km from the CBD of Sydney! Lets just hope my brief turns into reality;)

 

Marcio Kogan 'Paraty House' Brazil

 

Got to love a pool literally on the beach..not so sure Woollahra Council would approve that submission

 

No one does concrete like Brazil

 

 

Uplights at their best; notice how the pool completely changes colour at night; gosh pool tiles are tricky

 

 

Loving the strong contrast and simplicity of these retro style chairs; then again anything would look good against that palm fringed background!

 

Am loving those pendant lights

 

Am obsessed with that pool and those pool chairs; if only we had the width in Paddo to actually fit in 6 x pool lounges to get such a great array of colours!

 

There is even a kids playground (use your eagle eyes) on the beach - heaven- take me there now!

 

Yes i have developed an obsession for Brazillian architects; or maybe just the beachfront houses that they design; i would normally describe my style as coastal shabby chic however once seeing these following houses a dormant modernist has been awakened within me and as a result i have clutched on to these images and they have largely been the inspiration for Paddo; my brief to Secret Gardens of Sydney (www.secretgardens.com.au) our landscaper was that i wanted to feel like i was on the beach in Brazil; yes i did get a few strange looks from the team given that Paddington is 2km from the CBD of Sydney! Lets just hope my brief turns into reality;)

 

Marcio Kogan 'Paraty House' Brazil

 

Got to love a pool literally on the beach..not so sure Woollahra Council would approve that submission

 

No one does concrete like Brazil

 

 

Uplights at their best; notice how the pool completely changes colour at night; gosh pool tiles are tricky

 

 

Loving the strong contrast and simplicity of these retro style chairs; then again anything would look good against that palm fringed background!

 

Am loving those pendant lights

 

Am obsessed with that pool and those pool chairs; if only we had the width in Paddo to actually fit in 6 x pool lounges to get such a great array of colours!

 

There is even a kids playground (use your eagle eyes) on the beach - heaven- take me there now!