As yet relatively undiscovered, Brazilian interiors have a verve, sophistication and confidence that lifts the spirits and appeals to the eye. The carefully curated homes featured in this book display all the vibrant personality of the region and their use of exuberant colour, design and pattern is truly life enhancing. During the 1950s and '60s, with its gleaming new space-age capital Brasilia, Brazil was in the vanguard of architecture and design and its interiors still possess a generous dash of glossy modernity and mid-century chic. This sleek contemporary glamour is combined with the rustic, natural materials that are in such generous supply on the South American continent - rough-hewn stone, exotic dark woods and an abundance of jungly greenery. From city perches in the urban jungle to country homes amid soaring mountains and beach houses sitting serenely above long, unspoilt beaches, Bold and Bright provides a fascinating glimpse into a selection of real-life Brazilian homes.