Room 7 invokes the exotic; the spirit of Africa subtly mixed with smooth Danish style accessories and traditional Portuguese detail. In the Jupiter-10 wallpaper you can imagine the outlines of Zulu shields done out in earthy reds and pinks and sitting next to the ornate, traditional fireplace, a zebra-striped chair looks out over the Rua da Artilharia 1. The burnt umber walls are neatly broken up by towering white arches and little panes of glass and mirror set in to muntin’s that reflect the golden sun. A spacious corridor, hung with remarkable art leads to the generous bathroom with its deep bath and crittall shower enveloped by the deep, red ochre walls that remind you of the women of the Himba tribe.
We are Filipa and Antonio Fortunato and, together with our four children (and our dog!), we have taken a shared dream and transformed it in to an exceptional reality. Casa Fortunato is the result of many years of planning and many more of love and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve achieved.
The concept of ‘wellness’ is often misunderstood and dismissed as being too much like hard work but we think that the key areas of one’s life: social connectedness, exercise, nutrition, sleep, emotional health, intellectual curiosity and spirituality are, in fact, just different facets of one wellness jewel (you!)