If you are following me on instagram, you probably already know that I was recently in Portugal with my boyfriend Simon. We didn't see a cloud in the sky for two full weeks, soaked up every ounce of sunshine we could get, walked a ton and took too many photos! Here are 6 decor accents that totally remind me of our trip.
1. Bunny Side Chair
This chair has just enough geometric interest and its bright color is just as welcoming as the homes painted yellow in the small town of Afurada De Baixo. By the way- best smoked sardines are at Taberna do lao Pedro.
2. Kiri Fish Bowl
Oh for all the fresh fish I got to eat! YUM.
3. Oversize Seagrass Basket
All the wicker furniture at the restaurant I fell in love with in Porto: Flow.
Ok I know it's starting to sound like I basically just ate the whole trip but I swear it's not the case.. or is it? :)
4. Miradouro tile
Don't worry, I could have never forgotten to include a classic Portuguese tiles. I picked up a few authentic ones from a market as souvenirs. So much old world character!
5. Artificial Baby Cycas Palm
Mostly brings me back to a day we spent in Sintra, just a 30min train ride away from our Airbnb in Lisbon. These short palm trees are everywhere and mix with other gorgeous greens and old palaces. It's pretty magical.
6. Swallow Art
Or andorinha in Portuguese as we learnt in Porto. These little staples are often an inspiration to local artists. We brought back a ceramic one from A Vida Portuguesa.
The Subway Tile
You are classic missy. Your go-to outfit is jeans with a white t-shirt because you just know it will work. It’s a safe choice, will never go out of style and is easy to dress up with a few accessories!
The Herringbone or Chevron
You have 26 Pinterest boards and one of them is DIY projects you will eventually get to. You get fresh flowers on the weekend and Starbucks on Sundays. Your friends love your place for being so trendy!
The Custom Order Mosaic
You are all about the details. Every inch of your backsplash was meticulously chosen and planned keeping in mind the rest of your kitchen and home. You waited for it for weeks but when it arrived, it was even better than you had imagined. Your party guests always ask where you got it and, with pride, you will answer with a story.
The 4x12 Tile
What it says about you? Probably not much since it came with your condo. But hey- it seems to have been working fine.
You love beautiful yet simple things. You probably own a few art pieces from up and coming artists. You might have chosen to extend your counter slab onto your backsplash or make a statement with a large expensive, fancy Calacatta vein. Either way, your investment was totally worth it.
The Marble Tile
You like to stay true to yourself. You know this, because before buying your backsplash, everyone tried to warn you about the staining that can happen with marble but you went with it anyway! (Yayy!) It looks gorgeous and will wear over time, just like your leather handbags.
Want a backsplash that is totally YOU? Contact me and we'll make it happen!