West Village, New York City… I’ve been admiring this space for a couple of days now, which means it deserves a blog post on its own.This colorful room is part of writer Isabel Fonseca’s Manhattan childhood home. Born into a family of artists – her father is Uruguayan sculptor and painter Gonzalo Fonseca, her mother is famed New York artist Elizabeth Fonseca – Isabel is the youngest of four siblings and the sister of painters Bruno and Caio Fonseca.
With such concentrated talent and an appetite for the arts, it is no surprise that her family’s home is so chic and chock full of treasures. This eclectic living area captures their passion for collecting – meaningful pieces from around the Globe, beads from Tibet, indigenous sculptures from the Amazon, antique finds from Europe and beyond – are all displayed in a very casual, very personal frame. Drawings by her brothers Bruno and Caio, as well as a painting by Gonzalo, create a room that is both authentic and incredibly personal. Just as design should be…