It's apparent, from the moment you step into the entryway of this São Paulo apartment, that this is a space not quite like any other. The room is papered with a mural made of vintage paintings of flowers, liberated from their frames — and that's only a hint of what's within.
The interior of the apartment mixes classic pieces with antiques, art, strange thrift store finds, and lots and lots of books — the owner has more than 3,000 volumes.
There's a kind of fearless style to the space — it doesn't seem timeless so much as out of time entirely, an apartment that doesn't belong to any particular era but only to itself. Here, vintage paintings cascade around a dresser covered in quirky ceramics. Black floors help to ground everything and add just the right touch of moody glam.
In the home's main space, an exposed concrete beam adds a brutalist touch, and a lovely contrast to the antique furniture. And of course, as a backdrop to all this exuberant eclecticism is an entire wall of books — the ultimate decorating statement. And they're not just for decorating, either — the home's owner admits that he's read more of the titles.
You can see many more pictures of this lovely space at Casa Vogue.