Brazilian Fashion Stylist Apartment: Diego Revollo
Interior Designer Diego Revollo creates a Fashion Stylist Apartment with sophisticated, edgy, and art-filled interiors in San Paulo, Brazil. Our design inspiration today comes from the renovation and design of an apartment located in the affluent neighborhood of Jardins in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Diego Revollo completed this very chic residence for a worldly fashion stylist returning home. Jardins is one of the most charming and sophisticated neighborhoods in the city and one of the noblest in the region. The residential building is a slightly older one but built well with spacious rooms, high ceilings, and a great layout. The owner is a jet-setting single guy originally from Brazil. His career has had him living around the world in the fashion capital cities of New York, Milan, and London. It was now time for a place back home.
To create the sort of personal and stylish residence he had in mind, the owner called on the super talented Sao Paulo-based Diego Revollo who is also his personal friend of many years. Revollo is one of the hottest and most prominent young residential architecture and interior design stars on the scene in Brazil. He is well known for his effortless combining of classic with contemporary design for interiors that are both timeless and livable. The plan for this home was to preserve the traditional qualities of the structure while creating a fresh contemporary design that is cosmopolitan, chic, and sexy. The style would be as witty and glamorous as it was comfortable. Clearly, he achieved his mission quite well.
The owner works with fashion editors and with the most famous models in the world whom he frequently hosts and entertains at the apartment when in town. With this in mind, Revollo decided to fill the main walls with some of his friend’s editorial work. In addition, Diego brought together an eclectic mix of new Italian furnishings, along with other pieces selected for their character and the value they added to the mix. The genius lies in the mix after all. He added various works of contemporary art and photography, along with other objects from different styles that together complement each other. The results are extremely modern and impactful within the traditional structure of the apartment. The style of the Fashion Stylist Apartment clearly reflects his friend’s personality and way of life.
In the main living area, the artwork with the bee is a canvas painting by Fernando Ribeiro, chosen for its color and sense of humor. Generously scaled, inviting sofas make the space very comfortable and create a wonderful place for casual lounging with guests. The irony and contrast are purposeful. Art books and personal effects make the space more intimate.
The home’s basic structure was kept clean and simple to allow the art and furnishings to shine. The large photograph is of fashion model Eva Herzigova. An ultra-modern, structural black table pairs with Lucite armchairs, while a vintage crystal chandelier shimmers above. Around the room, various works of art display with select vintage pieces to great effect. The painting above the sideboard is a woodcut by artist Eliza Bracher.
Back in the living room, a large fashion editorial photo with model Eva Herzigova by Matheus Mazzafera hangs alongside a canvas painting by Christina Canale.
Throughout the apartment, on the entire outer facing wall, the designer installed mounds of luxurious floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall velvet draperies. They look great closed or pulled to the side. The draperies serve both practical and aesthetic purposes. The effect is posh and glamorous. The rugs used throughout are wool and silk and sourced from Nepal. When combined with the luxe fabrics used on most of the furnishings, the apartment is taken to a higher level of comfort and sophistication. The soft texture is necessary to balance and elevate the angles and simplicity of the structure. It’s a constant play on contrast, irony, and balance which keeps you engaged and interested.
In the office, a large photo of model Raquel Zimmermann by Matheus Mazzafera takes center stage behind the sleek black and glass Italian furnishings. A large wall mirror and reflective surfaces contrast against the matte black walls. Smart geometric square shelves cover the entire wall opposite the softly draped window wall for another play on contrast for balance.
A marquetry chest from India completes the office. The Murano glass lamp, wall art, and various other pieces create a perfectly curated vignette.
The bedroom is for fun! The Fernando Ribeiro art above the bed consists of hundreds of teddy bears of different colors, but the same size, combined to depict the Mona Lisa. The custom upholstered headboard and black glossy side tables double as art alongside all of the other pieces that complete the room.
On top, there is a photo collage by artist Lucio Carvalho created with objects and fragments of dolls. The photo is of model Izabel Goulart. The effect is young, spirited, and daring. Another detail worth noting is the rather rough and unfinished edges that remain. Is it an artistic metaphor? Like fashion and life, an unfinished work in progress?
The Entry perfectly prepares for what is to come in the rest of the fashion stylist apartment. The large photo of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen by the Brazilian photographer Gui Paganoni positions next to the simple black elevator door. The emotional drama is immediate. This is Brazil! It is where fashion meets passion! Here is Diego Revollo completely capturing the lifestyle and personality of the owner, his friend.
Diego Revollo’s Fashion Stylist Apartment In Brazil
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**All photos shown courtesy of, and with special thanks to Diego Revollo Arquitetura @ www.diegorevollo.com.br Special thanks to Luciana Belangier!
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