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In the latest issue of Architectural Digest, we're taken to São Paulo for a peek inside the historically charged Portuguese Colonial-style mansion of Donata Meirelles, style director of Vogue Brazil, and Nizan Guanaes, chairman and cofounder of Brazilian ad conglomerate Grupo ABC. To get the place in top form, the couple enlisted the help of their longtime friend—luckily this friend so happens to be celebrated architect Sig Bergamin—to orchestrate the updates, both for the purposes of actually living, of course, and to create a show-stopping space that would wow the couple's impressive roster of guests. (It's apparently not out of the question that supermodel Kate Moss would be at a dinner party here.) Despite the flurry of furnishings, Bergamin didn't so much as touch the bright yellow frontage, which gives the manor its name: Casa Amarela, or "Yellow House."
The home is filled with carefully curated details: a Vik Muniz photo depicting a seamstress, a baroque bathroom wall covering and matching window shade, a mirrored coffee table of Bergamin's own design, sofas upholstered in Pierre Frey fabric. In the dining room, another oversized contemporary Muniz photograph overlooks a 19th-century English table that's surrounded by Louis XVI-style chairs made in the 1940s by Jansen. "I always prefer to work with a mix of modern and antique," said Bergamin of the interiors. "I'm attracted to diversity. For me, that's what life is about." Head to the gallery above for a closer look.
· A Fasion Editor's Glamorous São Paulo House [Architectural Digest]