With spring upon us, we're thinking about bright colors and exotic places. And luckily, we found all that in Brazilian designer Sig Bergamin's very colorful and eclectic house in São Paulo, Brazil, which is featured in Architectural Digest's latest April 2012 issue.
The first thing to know about Bergamin is that he has a maximalist approach when it comes to decorating. "I’m not minimalist," he tells Architectural Digest. "I’m maxi, maxi, maxi!" Even without him saying anything, though, it's not hard to figure all that out. Any visitor to his São Paulo house is immediately greeted by a crimson red entry hall, which is pretty much reflective of the eclecticism that's to be expected in the rest of the home.
Bergamin's love for eclectic decor is most apparent in the living room where seemingly everything goes: purple sofas, a checkered tile fireplace, orange curtains, teal walls, colorful glassware, bold-printed pillows. "I like everything," he says in Architectural Digest, "so I just put it all in a blender and mixed it up. I like taking risks.” That daring style certainly comes across in the living room. And, although the mish-mash of objects and hues give the space a "busy" (maybe even slightly chaotic) look, there's a liveliness about it all that captivates us.
For a peek inside designer Sig Bergamin's Sãu Paulo retreat, just click through the slideshow below. All photos by Roger Davies, courtesy of Architectural Digest. What did you think of this very colorful and eclectic home? Let us know in comments below.