a stunning country home near lisbon, portugal


Today we take a virtual trip to Portugal where we will take a peek into this stunning country home in Palmela, which is not far from Lisbon. This is the refuge of interior designer Monica Penaguião. The building itself is simple and rustic, it’s the mix of modern furniture that gives color to the various rooms.


The lounge area (top image) is stunning. Thick mattresses and cushions made from Turkish fabrics are great for an afternoon nap. The kilim rug is an antique. The stools and chairs are from Tolix. The handmade pergola gives shade to the pool area (image above). Missoni towels brighten up the sun beds that were purchased on a trip to India.


The beautiful table ware is from Kenzo. The chairs around the dining table are the Wishbone chairs from Hans Wegner.


The stone sink in the kitchen is mounted on an iron frame. An old wood oven is used for baking and gives warmth in winter.


The green lamp in the dining room is designed by Marcel Wanders for Capellini. The rotan stools were purchased in the region of Alentejo.

The colorful painting by Brazilian artist Isabelle Tuchband gives perfect contrast against the white wall. The chair made from scrap wood is from Piet Hein Eek.



A perfect place for al fresco eating! The dishes are from Bordallo Pinheiro, the glasses from Kenzo and the chairs are made from recycled wood by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek.


Doesn’t the pool look very inviting?! The whitewashed walls and old wooden doors (image below) maintain the authentic charm of the building.


(images via Nuevo Estilo)

9 Responses to a stunning country home near lisbon, portugal

  1. What a lovely place!! I just love, love, love that last picture!!

    Happy Easter!


  2. Wauww… I knew Marta’s work for a while but totally forgot. She has a lovely shop in Lisbon. http://www.poeiraonline.com
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love it! I wish I were there. So relaxing and beautiful. Great images to start the weekend off with…

  4. This is absolutely our favourite interior blog ever! Really, almost everything you post is amazing and makes us crave for it! Keep up with the great job & loads of good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Is this available to rent? WOW!

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  7. Stunning. I wish this was for rent on VILLANOVO. The house has an incredible atmosphere. Next time I am in Lisbon I will visit her shop for sure.

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