interior design work

I am also passionate by interiors design and all about home decor. I appreciate beautiful pieces of art independently of the style and period. For this reason I did an intensive course of decorative arts in a prestigious school Escola Artes Decorativas Ricardo Espirito Santo in Lisbon, that included painting in porcelain, tiles, painting furniture etc. Also I did an intensive course of gilding at Giltwood Restoration, London. I attended for one academic year at Scola for the course furniture restoration.

In Lisbon I worked in collaboration with interiors designers in a decor of private and commercial spaces. I had the best experiences with these professionals, we did amazing work and made happy clients.

I did a work of decorative arts in a restaurant that I decorated in a traditional techniques a big frame for a panel and a big stained glass to be on the ceiling and lights pass trough. 

In private houses I transformed a plain wardrobe doors with frames decorated hand finished in a similarity of colour and pattern to the fabric of the bed cover, cushions and curtains. Made with high precision on measurement to a perfect fit.

The client had some spare mirrored glasses and she asked if we (me and the interior design) want to use them to any work, as the same time she wanted a different wardrobe doors, I had the idea how to use them, and this work is the result of a good idea. 

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For the bathrooms I created beautiful decor hand finished frames in a good selection of prints also I did on beautiful pieces of marble resin a chic finishing in wall mounted lights.

creation of wall lights and pictures

To a Interiors design shop I created many decorative pieces, especial decor in frames for beautiful and chic prints, the shop owner had same objects that didn't make sales so I changed the style with a more sophisticated finished inclusive using gold leaf and another pieces a touch of gold in paint.  

In Christmas season I made a beautiful windows display with pieces created / decorate.

All pieces had my artist signature  and attached a small personalized certificate card. 

Decor for interiors design shop
Shop Decor with pieces

A private client had a set of metallic dinner and living room furniture in a finished colour not fashion anymore. She wanted to change but very undecided what furniture should have. I suggested to change the finished instead to change all furniture. the client was very happy with fashionable and good result of the work.

Before a new finishing be applied

After decoration 

Set of furniture after have a new style,

Beautiful furniture set with a new look

This private client wanted a functional and resistant "shelf" where she can leave keys and other items a soon she is inside of her house. My suggestion was a strong column decorated matching a marble colours on floor, and above the column a mirror, however she wanted a "different mirror". So I created a mirror with the same width of the column and the top large enough to create an interesting and elegant mirror frame hand finished with same colours, materials and techniques used on column.

column in raw
mirror frame unfinished
set mirror column hand finished decorate

Initially I created an example of the decoration finishing in small pieces of decor, after client approved I worked on final pieces.

final work in costumer Hall

Another works created to privates and commercial clients.

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