When the owners of a quaint Brazilian apartment contacted Mauricio Arruda Arquitetos & Designers, no one was certain of what would develop. While various elements of traditional Brazilian sensibilities are present in the living space, there is a definitive contemporary and European vibe that permeates the home. Colors are combined freely in each and every room to create a theme that resembles organized chaos. A black and white geometric painting hangs next to a large chrome floor lamp. Yellow cloth covered dining chairs are fixed to the ground with metal bases. Bright green foliage has been placed in delicate porcelain vases, with ornate glass figurines posed on top of a black cabinet. Red floral wallpaper hangs in the kitchen, blending Brazilian traditions with a contemporary aesthetic.