In the living area, an antique sofa made of eucalyptus and a brass daybed upholstered in suede are grouped with a cocktail table of native pequi wood, a patchwork-leather ottoman, a woven-leather chair, and a handmade wool rug; the doors open to the garden.
Fashion designer on the beach in Florianópolis, Brazil, where he built a midcentury-inspired glass house.
The wall in the living area is made of stacked São Tomé stone, a traditional Brazilian building material.
Miele designed the pequi-wood sectional in the living area; the cowhide rug is handmade, and the floor is paved in Brazilian stone.
The pool extends into the living area; the chaise longue is by Le Corbusier, and the hanging chair is by Armando Cerello.
The pool is lined in blue mosaic tiles, and the deck is made of Brazilian pinus wood.
The dining table is from southeastern Brazil, the bamboo chairs are handcrafted, and the bench on the terrace is carved out of pequi wood; the clay vase and bowl were made by members of an indigenous tribe, and the large photographs are from a performance Miele staged at the Kennedy Center.
The pool and rear façade at night.
The kitchen cabinetry mixes stainless steel with nogueira wood from the country’s southeast region; the floor is Brazilian stone.
The master bath’s zigzag chair is made of nogueira wood; the open shower and tub are sheathed in Brazilian granite.
In Miele’s bedroom, the Portuguese bed is 18th century, the wool coverlet is handmade, and the bench is from Brazil’s southeast region; the floor of peroba wood, a tree commonly found in Brazil, is topped with a cowhide, and the print is by the São Paulo artist Alberto Simon.