Rafael De Cárdenas owns a multi-disciplinary practice, Rafael De Cárdenas Ltd. / Architecture at Large. His creations showcase a “keen historical interest and an attention to the complex movements of culture in the moment.” The exceptional designer has completely given a new dimension to luxury design with his latest project, restoring a beautiful Glebe Place Residence in the heart of London. Now, Design Build Ideas will take on you a tour of this stunningly decorated house, so take a look!
By mixing novel styles, gathering together such dissimilar traditional Portuguese pieces and modern design, Cárdenas created a powerful, ambitions and stunning design project that guarantees the most harmonious environment possible in a combination with some amazing luxury finishes.
This renowned New Yorker Interior 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 ambiance with the perfect piece of art, the amazing D. Manuel Cabinet from Boca do Lobo’s Limited Edition Collection.
The astonishing six-bedroom design project 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.
The Modern dining room is filled with a gigantic cream marble dining table and large upholster 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.
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 in the design project. 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.
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