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Flattered City Facing Apartment in Porto by De La Espada

December 12, 2017

Text courtesy of De La Espada and photography by Carlos Teixeira.

In partnership with Flattered Apartments, De La Espada created a rentable holiday home in Porto’s Foz do Douro neighborhood right next to the sea.


Floor Lamps by Kalmar Werkstatte, Stanley Sofa and Nest Coffee Tables by Luca Nichetto for De La Espada, Ladder Bookcase by Autoban for De La Espada and Mira Lounge by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada.

The Flattered founders, Miguel Mateus, Catarina Silva, and Catarina Alves, worked with architect José Carlos Cruz to design the interior architecture, reflecting an empathy for locale and the building’s past: local materials and original features serve as the framework for a space that is contemporary yet rooted in history.


Companions Bed by Ilse Crawford for De La Espada and Rug by Kasthall.


Flooring is made from wide boards of local pine heated from below, windows overlooking the city are framed by original granite, and the washroom is clad in Carrara marble with beautiful sky views through the large window.


Liano Stool by Neri & Hu for De La Espada


The split-level apartment includes a dining room on a raised platform, a living room with a hidden pullout bed, and on a mezzanine level, a private bedroom with a pitched roof and skylight.


Round Shaker Table and Capo Dining Chairs by Neri & Hu for De La Espada.

Furniture made just an hour’s drive away at the De La Espada factory in Mira features throughout: Capo Dining Chair, Shaker Round Table, and Lianou Stool by Neri&Hu; Stool, Bench, Companions Writing Desk, and Companions Bed by Studioilse; Mira Lounge Chair, I-Beam Side Table, and Coniston Rectangular Mirror by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; and Stanley 3-Seater Sofa, Kim Bench, and Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto. The home harnesses the thoughtful hospitality of Flattered and combines it with exclusively De La Espada furniture and styling.