This Is Happening: South American Splendor
South American design is an intriguing combination of European colonial influences, traditional motifs, and bold saturated colors. Rich materials and textures, including Alpaca wool, leather, stone, and ceramic tile, are frequently seen in these homes and designs, making for texturally compelling spaces. The additional intrigue of this style lies in the mix of seemingly opposite components: antique crystal chandeliers with handwoven textiles, or rich leather furniture in a brightly painted room. We love the stylish, eclectic feel that rooms inspired by this region project. Keep scrolling to see 10 chic homes that embrace this collected vibe, plus shop our hand-picked products to get the look.
The mix of styles and elements in this layered Brazilian home lends a unique vibe to the comfortable space. A variety of pillows made from globally sourced textiles rest upon casually slipcovered sofas, and a terracotta-clad fireplace brings additional texture to the room.
In the São Paulo home of an interiors editor, an eclectic collection of textiles, colors, and design styles perfectly projects a casual South American vibe. A mirrored wall adds depth to the space, and the elegant cocktail table is by Maison Jansen, a Paris-based design house with a satellite outfit in Argentina.
A mix of textiles, warm wood walls, and collected furnishings give this Hamptons home a distinctly Latin vibe. A lounge chair upholstered in a rug is an unusual but texturally intriguing choice. A modern ceiling pendant is the perfect contrast to the other, more bohemian elements.