Lígia Casanova Interior Design

January 22, 2011

Hello friends! Before I sign off for the weekend I want to direct you to the site of Lígia Casanova, an interior designer with an inspiring kitchen + dining room in her online portfolio. I know that the photos are quite light, that is how they appear on her website so there is unfortunately not much I can do to Photoshop them — but they’re still very inspirational.

Lígia Casanova Interior Design

Lígia Casanova Interior Design

Lígia Casanova obtained her master’s degree in graphic design back in 1987 and went on to work in advertising and design until she found her true calling in 1995 as an interior designer. She wants to, “Make Room For Happiness” in all that she does. I feel happy looking at all of the little details in the space from the appliqued curtains to the multi-colored chairs, lighting over the table, pillows on the floor, crochet rug and the lovely art wall in the dining area.

I hope that you, likeLígia, will find ways to make room for happiness this weekend. I can’t wait to visit with you again on Monday when Leslie will be back with her monthly dose of Color Me Pretty to inspire your creativity for January — she is shooting in her studio this weekend so prepare for gorgeous results on decor8 Monday morning! Much love to you all. xo

(images: lígia casanova)


  • Reply liza January 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I think her work is beautiful, and the photos of it look great, too. Thank you for sharing it, Holly!

  • Reply liza January 22, 2011 at 2:16 am

    And I’ve just been to visit her site. Wow – I LOVE it! Definitely inspirational and happy. I hope your weekend is beautiful, Holly.

  • Reply Beth January 22, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I love the look. All those little details are so important. Even with a busy weekend ahead of me – now I’m sure to take the time for creating small “pockets” of happiness in our home. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lisa January 22, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Oh Holly, I just love all of these sweet little details! Thanks so much for posting this. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  • Reply marija January 22, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I personally love the light neutral colors! And the concept of “Make Room for Happiness” interior design is perfect. Who would not want a little speck of happiness in their living spaces? Brava.

  • Reply Sticky Penguin January 22, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I love this photos – the rooms look light but still warm and inviting. The cream and brown sofa is beautiful – it reminds me of a Neenish Tart and, combined with the lacy rug, has a faintly baking sort of feel to it without being all themed. Beautiful!

  • Reply lizzie January 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

    love this…it seems like there’s a lot of stark lines and the like, but they’re always softened by little touches, lace and color and the like…really nice.

  • Reply Lynn January 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Absolutely gorgeous xxx

  • Reply Tereza January 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    You’re confirming what van der Rohe once said : “God is in the details”.
    Thanks for sharing, love each detail on your post.
    Hugs from Brasil

  • Reply Henway January 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Wow, they look so inspirational and lovely.

  • Reply Karen January 22, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Good evening!
    This is not necessarily to be posted, but I came across http://www.filleswithcolor.fr and thought it might be something that you might love. Six illustrators in France make templates to a different topic every month, and you can download them for free from their website and colour them in yourself (or download versions with colour). There is even a calendar to color yourself. The downside is it is so far only in french, but you soon get the hang of it. Some of the designs reminded me of the illustrations you feature on your etsy posts, and this is a diy solution that some of your readers (as well as maybe yourself) may enjoy. And no, I am in no way connected with that website or any of the people involved :-). Just think it is a fantastic idea.

  • Reply Elizabeth January 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Those window cutains are really interesteing. I’ve been looking for an idea of the window door we have in our kitchen – that might be just the thing.

  • Reply Alison January 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    YES PLEASE! to all of it. My dream interior design. And where can I get that pouf?

  • Reply Ana January 23, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Gosh! It’s so great to have a portuguese designer on Decor8!!! Ligia is great!! I’m glad you liked her!

  • Reply Bianca @ Terri Planty January 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

    wow. i am in love. those drawings hanging. i am freaking out a little. so in love. that rug. shut up. i love it.

  • Reply Franziska San Pedro January 23, 2011 at 5:40 am

    These pictures are so beautiful. I have no idea why -when I make stuff like this- it always looks like I have too much clutter hanging around…. :-)
    I guess because she sticks to light colors (I don#t think they’re too bright, they’re perfect this way!). Have a nice weekend, too,

    Franziska San Pedro

  • Reply All things nice... January 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Oh her website is very pretty, what a lovely moto or tagline “Make room for happiness”. Hope you are enjoying the weekend :)

    All things nice…

  • Reply Isabel January 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Love it!
    She´s Portugues like me….see my work here!

    have a nice week!

  • Reply Lydia from Lididesign January 24, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Love her style and her sense of design.
    Glad to find your blog, it’s so inspiring me.

  • Reply Heather @ REOlisticRenovation January 24, 2011 at 3:00 am

    It’s relaxing, calming and fun all at the same time. Really enjoyed this! So delicate and inspiring.

  • Reply Simple Dwellings January 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow- I love the all white kichen paired with that gorgeous range hood! And I love the blend of modern, sleek dining chairs with a rustic table. Beautiful!

  • Reply Daniel January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Great work! Very nice style she got!

  • Reply Glenda Childers January 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I enjoyed seeing this kitchen curtain. It would be fun to customize to my own favorite kitchen things.


  • Reply Monica Lee January 25, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Ohh, I got quite inspired by her portfolio! Very very nice color work in all her spaces!

  • Reply Ligia Casanova January 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks Holly to use my work here. You have a beautiful blog and very inspiring too. Every time you want you can use works from my site.
    Have a wonderful year full of inspiration, happiness and creativity! :-)

  • Reply Olexa February 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Ligia thanks to you for inspiration

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