Watch House Tours Open Door... with Joao Botehlo

Join Casa Botelho founder Joao as he takes us on a tour of his elegant London home

Welcome to our latest House Tours Open Door –a new virtual event that takes you inside the homes of some of the world's best creatives. Our guest this week is Joao Botelho, a Brazilian-born interior designer who is passionate about luxury.

Joao joins us from his east London home, a glimmering trove of immaculate details and a factory of ideas. Speaking with our Editorial Director, Sarah Spiteri, Joao tells the stories behind his most treasured pieces.



(Image credit: Paul Raeside)

Style-setter Joao worked at global brands Nicole Farhi, Jasper Conran and Donna Karen, before moving into design and launching Casa Botelho, his interiors business.

Livingetc first met Joao back in 2016, to photograph the home you can see in the video above. It was this very project that sparked his desire to enter the design industry.


During the renovation, in collaboration with his architects, he crafted many of the bespoke details, including the kitchen, walk-in wardrobe, and much of the furniture.

Since then, Joao has launched 17 collections, and his brand has become a staple of the high-end furniture circuit.


(Image credit: Paul Raeside)

'Bespoke furniture shouldn't exist only in one's dreams. Rather, it should be accessible for every person that loves and respects quality timeless design' – Joao Botelho


Joao's home is filled with highly coveted pieces – not least his spaniels Oscar and Prince!Where possible, we've noted down the sources of key items, so you can recreate Joao's signature style – a mix of warm and delicate period details and modern, masculine furniture.

Living roomShop now: Etoile Carrara marble fireplace, £1,554, English Fireplaces Enquire online: Bespoke cornicing (throughout property), London Plastercraft

Kitchen & dining areaShop now: Ballroom chandeliers (over table), from £555, Abigail Ahern Enquire online: Zebra taxidermy, £POA, Get StuffedEnquire online: Appliances, £POA, Barazza

Joao Botelho kitchen

Master bedroom Shop now: Hooked wall lights in Nude Graphite & Brass, £260 each, Buster + Punch Enquire online: Alcova '09 bed by Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia

Master bathroom Enquire online: Orb crystal chandelier, £POA, Timothy Oulton


(Image credit: Paul Raeside)

Guest bedroom Shop now:Walls in Steam Engine by Crown, £23 for 2.5ltrs, Homebase Shop now: Cupid bed, from £12,300, Casa Botelho

Photography / Paul Raeside

Amy Cutmore is the Head of Audience at Future and works across all the home brands, including Livingetc, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Real Homes. She is known for her knowledge of tech and how to blend it with lifestyle, writing the popular blog Girl About Tech. She has also been the digital editor of Ideal Homes.