A short stroll around Lisbon makes me dream of how I would like to decorate my holiday home. Beautiful tiles, unique color combinations and special objects that should not be missing in any holiday home.
Here are IRMA’S addresses about town to go interior shopping and to take a short break
Myriam Bennouna, an architect who led projects in Lisbon and Marrakech, founded this studio.
This interior design studio and furniture gallery, based in Lisbon, combines carefully chosen items from both Morocco and the latest European design trends.
Myriam selects and curates objects that highlight the beauty of traditional techniques and high-quality materials with unique features. These items are influenced by the arts and exceptional craftsmanship.
MARQUISE DA MOBLER
This café and concept shop invites you to spend time in the beautiful garden or inside in front of a shelf full of ceramics while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Take a look at their selection of ceramics, mainly from Danish designers or their mid-century furniture collection. You can order their signature cloud-like buns with coconut topping called Pão de Deus (‘Bread of God’)
ANALORA GALLERY by Anne-Laure Pilet
“Home is essential to me – a genuine nest where I’m enveloped by authentic elegance and beauty.” According to Anne-Laure Pilet, who has been living in Lisbon for three years, it makes her feel good and connected. Anne-Laure’s ‘Analora’ gallery in São Bento, Lisbon’s antique district, is like a cabinet of curiosities, full of wonderful decorative objects she discovered and chose from Portugal. You can find a variety of decorative items, such as ceramics and textiles, that make a house feel like a home in Analora Gallery. “I represent artists, craftsmen, and creators who create unique works inspired by local traditions and history, but have their own unique style,” she explains.
JO SOPAS & TAPAS
This small and well-designed establishment provides homemade seasonal soups and other snacks for you to grab while walking around town.
Azulcer has been producing traditional Portuguese tiles since 2016, catering to customers all around the world from the heart of this charming country. The company’s sustainable growth is supported by techniques passed down through generations and a skilled workforce, with their production unit located in Sintra – very close to the center of Lisbon. This is the ideal place to visit if you are planning to build a summer home.
THE HOUSE OF MY FRIEND NIKOLA
If you don’t have a friend in Lisbon, I suggest renting a place that is full of history and craftsmanship. You can check Boutique Homes.com for options.