Furniture and Beyond

Whilst still pursuing our own goal to find and secure a property for ourselves we continued to talk about what Living in Algarve as a business would look like.


As we talked we thought about what else could be challenging for our clients after they had purchased a property, especially if they had minimal time and lived outside of Portugal.

I remembered when we bought a new villa in Florida in the ’90s. I was determined not to buy the furniture as a package, chosen from a catalogue, from the builder . I had a certain style in mind and it took two trips from the UK and a total of five weeks to find and buy everything we needed for a villa with four bedrooms. It was exhausting.

From these discussions the Furniture and Beyond arm of the business was born. After a needs and style analysis we can help our clients with interior design ideas, sourcing furnishings and organising the decoration all within their budget.

Author: Denise

My name is Denise. Having spent over 30 years in an international career in Organisational & People Development I am now putting down roots in Tavira in the East Algarve, Portugal. I'm a female Brit, married to a Norwegian, and I find it hard to believe I'm in my early 60's when I don't feel it and have so many more things to do and achieve. I became an expat when I left the UK in 2001. Since then I've lived in Norway, Singapore, Malaysia and now Portugal. I love to travel, enjoy the company of good friends and cooking. But my life time passion is property. As the daughter of a builder I love imagining what any old or dated property can become and managing the transformation process. I'm lucky to have had the opportunity to do this many times and am excited to be doing it again in Tavira as well as helping others realise their own dreams.

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