Seven dreamy designs recommended by Lisbon interior designer Cristina Jorge de Carvalho

Cristina's Wish List

Dreamy atmospheres, refined color palettes, and ultra-rich textures; this is Cristina Jorge de Carvalho’s signature style. The Lisbon-based interior designer and architect founded her atelier in 2000 and has since become known for her sensitive approach to mixing both vintage and contemporary objects to create interiors that hit that oh-so-satisfying sweet spot between luxury and timelessness. But don't just take our word for it. Among Cristina's many accolades, you'll a collection of International Property Awards and recognitions from the International Interior Design Association.

Inspired by her enviable eye for detail, we asked Cristina to share with us some of the special pieces she'd like for herself. Read on to share in the design love.


Black Label Limited Edition Dalí Vis-à-Vis De Gala Sofa from BD Barcelona

"The color black has always been present in my life. This exceptional sofa by BD Barcelona exposes unexpected elements and carries a surprising meaning. I also love the contrast between the metal structure and the subtle, female silhouette that embraces the elegant black satine. A collectible without doubt!"


Siesta Rocking Chaise Lounge by Luis Ramírez

"This chaise Lounge by Luis Ramírez is perfection—the organic shapes and the tropical touch of straw, alongside the elegance of the stainless steel structure. What beautifully simple silhuette."


Large Czech Floor Lamps from Fa. Preciosa, 1970s

"I find myself totally attracted to the beauty and slenderness of these lamps. The fragility of the glass in contrast with the brass is simply divine."


Brutalist Coffee Tables by Paul Kingma, 1994

"This Paul Kingma coffee table reflects the the postwar Brutalist movement, celebrating the allure of raw concrete, stone, and brass. A true collector's item."


Woolen Rug by Sonia Delaunay, 1920s

"The rug captures the impeccable work and geometric color game of artist Sonia Delaunay. The design shows us a rich and sophisticated palette of earthy colors."


Tacca Center Table from Covet Paris

"Marble is the most noble material and definitely one of my favorites. This table made by Covet Paris—a tribute to sculptor Pietro Tacca—proves how irresistable this material is. It is clean, sculptural, static, elegant, modern, totemic. Just perfect!"


Sculptural Steel Table Lamp, 1970s

Verner Panton was always a visionary of the unlimited possibilities of form and light. This lamp is like his masterpiece in its concept, design and functionality. The use of interlaced metal lamellae diffuses light in a brilliant way.”


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