|Ilha Grande has just like Penedo at selfie sign with a |
view where MANY photos are taken everyday. Brasilians like to take photos!
We are at Ilha Grande, the tropical island off the Costa Verde
coast 2 hours drive from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
|In the Colors, Textile & Details update just done at Pe Na Areia |
a pure white table cloth greets you for café de manha/breakfast
My husband Marcello and I have an ongoing interior update with our company Jordan Schönning at Pe Na Areia.
Pe Na Areia means feet in the sand and is a pousada/hotel and restaurant
first line at the beach at
Rua da Praia in Vila do Abraao,
|The bed is a sea of textiles and sets the feeling of the room. |
The intention here is with textiles and pillows make the
bed more inviting and more useful as a sofa as well as a bed
as well ad contributing to the overall luxiourious sensation.
Our Color, textile and details
update for Pe Na Areia
is the first part of a later
larger renovation taking
place after the summer season.
|Black handmade ceramic fruit bowl for Pe Na Areia. |
Everyday fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice de jour is served for breakfast.
WE LOVE FRUIT!
|Fernando in front of his home on the hillside of Ilha Grande. |
Pe Na Areia exists because Fernando
was born at Ilha Grande
As a son to the police officer
that worked at the prison
island that Ilha Grande was
until year 2000.
After working as a musician
he decided to open hotel on
the beach at Ilha Grande
now over 20 years ago.
The rest is
Ilha Grande history.
Working at Pe Na Areia this New Years Eve weekend we took
swims in the ocean as often as possible and
hung out under the Chapeu de sol trees in
the shade for our lunch on the beach.
I could get used to this way of working.
The veranda at Pe Na Areia
An archive of paintings had accumulated
over 20 years of artists
staying at the hotel.
Now the paintings of Ilha Grande
decorate the gallery wall at Pe Na Areia.
After breakfast the tables at the veranda get a linen mix table cloth
and a leaf or flower in the new handmade ceramic vessels from Cunha.
Its all about the sea at first at Ilha Grande until you se the amazing nature reserve as well and understand that you have to come back asap.
Be sure to see more of Ilha Grande
|Love how fabric/textile stores look the same all over the world. |
To get the textile result we
wanted at Pe Na Areia
in the midst of a Pandemic,
we went textile shopping.
|Textile magic begins with finding the right fabric. |
Since the bed and windows are a sea of textile
here is where you go to find the gold.
If things were normal I would have gone to Sao Paulo
where I would have found everything normally.
So instead of ordering already made
we are creating from scratch,
due to so many producers being unable
to deliver we design new
bed and window textiles for Pe Na Areia
to get the best result.
Textile magic in the making.
Fabric is woven magic.
|Our simple drawing explaining the new bed textiles needed. |
|Our fabric choices for Pe Na Areia. |
Breakfast is served on the veranda but sometimes
it nice to just have the morning coffee in your room.
The handmade ceramics are part of the update at Pe Na Areia.
Ceramics from Cunha only a couple of hours drive from
Angra dos Reis which is one of the cities,
where you take the boat to Ilha Grande.
Thank you so much Fernando and Pe Na Areia.
Thank you so much for choosing a unknown forigner like me and for
believing Marcello when he recommended me for this job.
IN JANUARY I WILL HOST AND INSTAGRAM
|JUST BEING ME UNDER A TREE CALLED |
SUN HAT TREE OR CHAPEU DE SOL AT ILHA GRANDE.
STAY IN TOUCH