This boldly colored, east-meets-west apartment style by Galeazzo Style, Brazil draws its inspiration from the crossing and intersection of 2 cultures. Segmented painting on walls and ceiling is a deliberate “axis” in the space — a break intended to bring to thoughts the folding of origami paper. That there’s an Oriental influence here is unmistakable: bamboo furnishings and flooring, enormous stylized dragons on the wallpaper, lacquers and hardwoods, and conventional nods to China in both photography and art draw the eye. Note the huge circular shelf unit on the wall, holding a standard Chinese vase painted simply with small lettering — and black and red fish lighted by a 50s-era swinging lamp is a cat “mask” with marked Eastern lines.
Those may possibly be among the subtlest elements on the premises bold deep-blue window shades play off purples and golds on the opposite wall with ultra-modern attitude. At the exact same time, Occidental pieces hold pride of location: a crystal chandelier, abstract geometric art, spindle-backed wood chairs — some with upholstery and much more formal finish, some as casual as if brought in from Grandma’s farmhouse. The fireplace is strictly contemporary, strong granite and unadorned rectangles. Contrast it, in turn, with the plush cushioned couch with its personal colour accents, uncommon cylindrical “side tables,” and the picnic-bench style dining ensemble. When east meets west, sometimes they blend with no a wrinkle in situations like this, however, essential identifiers are present for every single side of the world…in an eclectic mix that is each playful and dramatic.