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The patio’s existing arcade offered inspiration for the curving transitions between the five niches of the main room, into which the studio set tables and seating. “These hidden alcoves create a feeling of intimacy and coziness,” says founder and creative director, Joana Astolfi.
At the entrance, the team opened up a double-height space with a staircase leading to the first floor. “We added a more private dining balcony area that allows the passage of light down to the ground floor,” she notes. Custom tapestries and ceramics add a touch of home throughout, united by a color palette warmed by a striking pink tone and a deep blue inspired by the beloved Bay of Cascais nearby.
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