A Magical, Maximalist Abode in Buenos Aires

A Magical, Maximalist Abode in Buenos Aires

This magical 1200-square foot home in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina has been Patricia Lopez’s home since 2005. She is eclectic. She likes mixing lots of different things.

While the home’s outside walls are all painted a minimal black, Patricia’s maximalism can be felt immediately you step past the front door.

When you enter the home it feels like you are submerging into a cocoon. Shall we get in and explore the magnificence within?

Outdoor entry area
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Entryway decor
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A beautiful sculpture
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The eclectic art collection largely encompasses the work of Patricia’s parents, her son, and friends, but there are a couple of pieces purchased in auctions. The screen-printed pieces, for example, were made by her son.

The Greek looks like an original piece in this space, but it’s actually a reproduction from the MoMA gift store.

The portrait was done by Patricia’s father and the lady is Patricia herself.

Maximalist living room interior
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Screen-printed pieces made by Patricia's son Pato
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This Greek head is a reproduction from the MoMA gift store
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 The lady in the portrait is Patricia herself, painted by her father.
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Patricia organizes wine tastings, fashion shows, and art events for small brands in her home. In that light, the home features lots of seating arrangements where guests can gather and talk.

The lights filtered by the plants create an impressive aura; it feels like submerging yourself into a cocoon when entering the house.

Patricia loves to live her life how she pleases. And adding feathers to a lampshade attests to that fact.

The coffee table is one of her impressive DIYs. It is a result of placing computer motherboards on a metallic frame and giving everything a rusty patina.

Your eye can’t miss the small bust sculpture. It is of former Argentinian President Domingo Sarmiento. He is most remembered as an advocate of public education.

Beautiful seating area
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Classical chair design
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Pink feather lampshade
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This toy is a family heirloom; on the other side it has a sleepy face.
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The coffee table was made by Patricia.
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A gallery wall
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Patricia in her home
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The small bust sculpture is of former Argentinian President Domingo Sarmiento
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The rich brown that Patricia used to paint the walls of the ground floor elicits mixed reactions from friends.

This beautiful mural is another one of her amazing DIYs.

The kitchen island features what Patricia refers to as “a 3D version of a still life from the Renaissance.” She created the thin shelves using wood from fruit crates.

Kitchen interior
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Flower mural on the ceiling
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A 3D version of a still life from the Renaissance
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Thin shelves made from wood from fruit crates.
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Thanks to her love for fashion, Patricia set aside an entire room for selling vintage clothes and accessories. You can’t fail to notice the marble-top dresser. It‘s an antique English find.

This Morocco-made cabinet greets you the moment you step into her bedroom. The bedroom is so spacious that it allowed her to play with bold colors when decorating it.  

The dresser serves as a nightstand. She didn’t follow any pattern when painting the flowers on it. She terms the bedroom floor as her proudest DIY. She spent numerous hours hand-stenciling the gold motif. The bedroom window looks down to her lush backyard.

Did you know you can turn your garage into an outdoor seating space? Patricia did it and you can draw inspiration from her work. She got rid of the garage door to create space for the collection of plants and terracotta pots.

A showroom with vintage clothes
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Vintage pieces of clothing
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This marble-top dresser is an antique English find.
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A moroccan wooden cabinet
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Bedroom decor
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A beautiful dresser that serves as a nightstand
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Marie Antoinette inspired bedroom decor
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A quirky vignette
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White shelving unit filled with shoes
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A look in the garden, from the bedroom window
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A cozy seating area in the garage
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Plants and terracotta pots
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Tiles decor inspired by Gaudi's work
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Resources & Credits:

Federico Paul

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