Designed 3y ago by

II Brazil Beach Home

I am happy that this contest is set in a country in which brilliant colors are a strong component of its culture. I believe that the ethnicity in a design, especially when a country's people have such a distinct heritage, should be brought to the fore when the contest specifies the location to be in a highly ethnic country and culture. Brazil is the home of the descendants of native South Americans and Portuguese immigrants, with a culture similar to Mexico, Spain, and Portugal. In addition, when I wrote the lead articles for the home section of a magazine in the Southwest of the US and had the opportunity to interview many top designers in that region, I found out that all of them emphasized again and again the use of color in one's home, so this contest offers a marvelous opportunity to include a kaleidoscope of colors. Although you may not want to live with that much color in your home, remember, the contest is inspired by Million Dollar Decorating's James Swan, so I assume one can go all out in the design of a Brazilian beach home. Hope you enjoy it!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you, Creativediva!
  • creativediva
    3y ago
    creativediva
    I love how you incorporated your idea in your design with the culture of Brazil. 
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you Linda, Sepideh, Mollie, Fairlight and Nari, for your wonderful comments!
  • Linda Koen_326
    3y ago
    Linda Koen_326
    Beautiful, love the warm colours!
  • sarasepideh
    3y ago
    sarasepideh
    Lydia,thanks for your heartening comments!This design is magnificent!!!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you, Mollie!
  • Fairlight
    3y ago
    Fairlight
    This is simply amazing! :)
  • Nari31
    3y ago
    Nari31
    That's colorful! Very lovely!
  • molliesmith475
    3y ago
    molliesmith475
    Wow Lydia this is beautiful!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you, Conchy!
  • Conchy
    3y ago
    Conchy
    Love it !!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you Janip and Ayudewi for your wonderful comments!
  • ayu DR
    3y ago
    ayu DR
    Wow, Lydia, this is absolutely gorgeous! Always love details, because always looking very nice on your designs :) Anyway, thank you for your wonderful comments on mine, really appreciate :)
  • janip
    3y ago
    janip
    Beautifully done,love all details and colours!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you, Daisy for your encouraging comment, which agrees with me
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you, Deb orah, Russ and Ayudewi!
  • Daisy320
    3y ago
    Daisy320
    I agree Russ . . . and Lydia, it is important to have the flavor of the country or location incorporated into the design. So many just create a room that could exist anywhere rather than one that compliments the setting and reflects a bit of the flavor of the location. I try to bring a little of the location into my designs.
  • russ
    3y ago
    russ
    Fantastic Lydia, and I totally agree with your statement!
  • DeborahArmelin
    3y ago
    DeborahArmelin
    Wonderful!!!!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell
    Thank you Daisy!
  • Daisy320
    3y ago
    Daisy320
    Wow. This is beautiful! Well done!