The north London home of luxury design firm Casa Botelho founder Joao Botelho is, on the surface at least, a bit of a show home. Surely no one can live in a manner that clean and tidy? After renovating his four-bedroom semi-detached 19th-century Victorian house in Hackney, the former UK managing director of Donna Karan New York has set up a new career for himself as an interiors and furniture designer. On the evidence of his moodily lit and Art Deco-inspired modern home it’s a good decision, but the Brazilian Botelho has added another dimension. His casa (home) is now a smart casa, a showcase for Austrian-founded home automation company Loxone, complete with remote door control and automated blinds.