S.B. Long Inspiration: Portugal

S.B. Long said farewell to summer with a trip to beautiful Portugal. While feasting on the natural beauty and striking colors, we found Algarve, a southern town known for its amazing beaches and great food.

As designers, we are always aware of how the impact of color can influence our lives. Ideas for creating a room can take root in a scene like these amazing bright colors and uniform cabanas at the beach in Algarve.

Algarve infuses its natural beauty with a distinctive, sophisticated style. The colors virtually spring to life and offer a striking backdrop to the community’s relaxed way of life.

We have only one word for this scene: serenity.

The beaches in Algarve were set amidst dazzling rock formations, leaving us in awe of the large-scale sculpture Nature has created for us.

Photos courtesy of Vale do Lobo



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