Design Statements from Open Plan Living

I’m always looking around for one-off design pieces that bring something a little different to the home. I’ve recently come across Open Plan Living. Based in both London and Oporto, the young and dynamic team is now bringing these beautiful pieces made locally in Portugal directly to your home, office or retail space.
They offer a wide range of designs, from exclusive brands and artists, to fully bespoke solutions customised to your needs. I’ve been digging around their website and have come up with some of my favourites as a showcase for you today. I’d love to know what you think.


pinkit tablePinkit Table

This has to be one of my favourite finds. You can never have too many sidetables. Ideal for a lounge or the bedroom, for housing a lamp, your cup of coffee or a small stack of books. Pinkit is available in six different colours or walnut wood, and one of the legs can be white lacquered in all colour options.

Swithy-Stool1 Swithy-stool2Swithy Stool

The Swithy Stool really caught my eye for its elegant hour-glass shaping and quirky top. We have a few stools at home and they are invaluable for visitors and for the children. Although this is more like a sculpture and definite design statement. The solid wood structure is hand crafted and sits perfectly with burel, a highly resistant and durable traditional Portuguese fabric made from wool. The top is fully removable for replacement or cleaning.

Ypsi YellowYpsy Valet Unit

Available in six colours and natural oak, this freestanding ladder shelf is made from moisture resistant MDF. Ideal for either the bedroom or the bathroom this beautiful piece is a quirky twist on the standard shelving unit offering a real statement for any room. Additional shelves and hangers are available to really make the most of the piece.

Bracara Desk

Bracara-Desk-detail Bracara desk detailBracara Desk

I love a simple and elegant desk and this one, from the Bracara collection is no exception. With a more Scandi feel too, traditional knowledge and artisan techniques are used to join the wood without using metal fixings. With both function and form wouldn’t this be an ideal addition to your home office? The light wood is perfect for mixing with today’s on trend colour schemes.

Bracara_sideboardBracara Sideboard

The Bracara sideboard is a piece that combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design. Made from oak in a mid-century design, this rather cute sideboard offers great storage in a playful look. Bringing clever storage pieces into your home ensures you can live in an organised way, clutter free able to enjoy the elegant design.

The Bracara collection brings different size and colour options so well worth checking out if you’re looking for something specific.

If you are looking for a design focused piece for your home at a mid level price do check out Open Plan Living, you’ll find their website HERE.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
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  1. Rachel
    February 24, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Ooo, nice picks, Jen! J’adore the yellow table.

  2. Kate Holmes
    February 25, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Love the stool which is slightly over the top but in a very good way. I agree you can never have enough side tables and great to have colour choices.

    • Ana Azevedo
      March 2, 2016 / 10:27 am

      We are glad you liked our Swithy stool Kate! The top is made with burel, a traditional Portuguese material made of wool, and is available in 4 different colours 🙂

  3. Evie Thomas
    February 26, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I love this post.. It’s really amazing.. I like Swithy Stool,Bracara Sideboard and use my home..

    • Ana Azevedo
      March 2, 2016 / 10:28 am

      Thank you Evie! What a wonderful combination 🙂

  4. Lotte
    February 26, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    <3 the sideboard! I like the fact the handle buttons aren't streamlined and down below in the corner instead of top.

  5. Jane Taylor
    February 27, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I love that Bracara Desk! It is so unique and the funky yellow table. Great article, Jen.

    • Ana Azevedo
      March 2, 2016 / 10:33 am

      We are delighted you liked our design pieces Jane! The yellow Pinkit table goes really well with the Bracara desk:)

  6. buytargetedemaillist
    March 8, 2016 / 5:11 am

    Hi, this is very good post. I like this post. thanks

  7. Sam
    March 9, 2016 / 9:14 am

    I lovr the desk. It looks very Scandanavian, like it could be from Ikea.

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