Thursday Travel to Design: Rio de Janeiro

By Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.
May 1, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

When we think of Rio de Janeiro, we think of three things: bright, sunny and warm! Interior design reflects the same sentiments.

In Rio, many homes embrace an open layout with wall-to-ceiling glass to let in gorgeous views and plenty of light. The furniture is fairly minimal with low-rise sofas and tables, often in soft neutral colors such as beige and white.

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Bright colors can also be incorporated into the decor – particularly colors that are reminiscent of the sea. Blues and greens are great choices for bedspreads, pillows and other accents.

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To mimic the style in your own home, choose furnishings and accessories that are minimal and natural. White vases, natural wood accent pieces and throw pillows in a mix of neutral and bold colors are all great ways to start.

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Cathy Hobbs
5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.