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.
AT HOME WITH JOAO BOTELHO
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.
‘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
SHOP JOAO’S KEY PIECES
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.
Shop now: Etoile Carrara marble fireplace, £1,554, English Fireplaces
Enquire online: Bespoke cornicing (throughout property), London Plastercraft
Kitchen & dining area
Shop now: Ballroom chandeliers (over table), from £555, Abigail Ahern
Enquire online: Zebra taxidermy, £POA, Get Stuffed
Enquire online: Appliances, £POA, Barazza
Shop now: Hooked wall lights in Nude Graphite & Brass, £260 each, Buster + Punch
Enquire online: Alcova ’09 bed by Antonio Citterio, B&B Italia
Enquire online: Orb crystal chandelier, £POA, Timothy Oulton
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