The Rio 2016 Olympics are well under way! Great Britian is doing an amazing job on the medals table and the event is doing a great job of inspiring many people to go out and be more active... but for us, Rio 2016 is inspiring style! Beautiful Brazil is a flamboyant paradise of tropical patterns, textures and colours. The perfect place for some interior design inspo!
The kaleidoscope of colours around Rio seen in the street art & architecture reflects the vibrancy of Brazil as a whole. Hot pinks, zesty greens, lemon yellows & electric blues; carnival style colour is everywhere. Rio’s Portuguese paved sidewalks are just one of the city's stand out features; they are iconic and boldly geometric; they have definitely been the inspiration behind the geometric trend of the summer.
Brazilian style is not just about an infectious use of colour and geometrics, you can’t forget the vast rainforests that occupy other areas of the country, the leafy emerald palms are becoming a popular focal point with designers at the minute, with zesty greens & jungle prints. The botanical vibe isn’t just limited to interior design either, it’s transcending onto the catwalk too. From dresses and playsuits to wallpaper and rugs, the leafy palm design is bang on trend this summer!
As well as natural botanical prints, this season natural materials are being incorporated into design more than ever: wood, stone, jute, bamboo; all reference to Brazil’s commitment to resourcefulness. Whether it is a jute rug, a bamboo basket, a table made out of drift wood; natural materials bring texture to any space. The perfect juxtaposition of natural textures and carnival colours, create a truly unique Brazilian vibe at home.
Brazils energetic use of colour and bold pattern is fascinating, and whilst we can't be out in Rio for the Olympic games, there is so much inspiration to take from the infectiously vibrant country!