Club House Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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With the Olympics just a year away, Rio de Janeiro continues to be busy sprucing up for the two-week sports carnival. The latest addition to the city’s haul of rooms is the five-bedroom Clubhouse Rio. The sophomore project of Oasis Collections following the blow-out success of The Clubhouse in Buenos Aires, the members’ only club is set in a mid-century pile in Rua Saint Roman between Ipanema and the Cantagalo favela. The club’s design credentials are impeccable, with the French architect and designer Jean-Luc Boucharenc teaming up with British interior designer Lizzie Ward - the latter best known for her work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Mario Testino - to create a lush Carioca-inspired bolt-hole. 
The vibe takes its cue from the building’s bones – light sunny colours, bold patterns and Art Deco flourishes mixing it up with soft pastel bed throws, and grey and chrome accents. It’s also no surprise that the best views in the house are from the terrace overlooking the surrounding hills and the Atlantic Ocean. For now at least, members are drawn from the arts, media and design worlds, though the biggest draw to the Clubhouse Rio might well be the reciprocal club rights to a clutch of cloistered private havens including Hong Kong’s Kee, London’s The Hospital Club and Madrid’s Club Matador.

Bedroom with soft pastel bed throws, and grey and chrome accents

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Clubhouse Rio room with flower vase and seating chair

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Club House Rio bedroom with hanging light and pink pillows

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Club house bedroom with white bedlinen and pillow

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Club house room with green sofa chair and table lamp

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Rua Saint Roman 184
Ipanema Hills


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.