Mauricio Nava: On Trend

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Inspired by design at home and abroad

grlivingrm1What two words best describe you?

I’m loyal and energetic.

What was your path to becoming a designer?

I have always had a passion and love for design and architecture.  From drawing floor plans as a kid to then consistently moving every year to reinvent my home, I realized I wanted to do this for a living.  It’s almost ten years later and it still doesn’t feel like work.  Every day is challenging and rewarding.

Tell us about your work.

Mauricio Nava Design specializes in modern, chic and stylish design.  We do remodeling and interior design for residential and commercial spaces.  From high rise condos to luxury homes, we love to transform each space into a modern dream oasis.

What is your favorite part of your day?

The favorite part of my day (aside from seeing my daughter’s smiling face in the morning) is going shopping for every project we have going.  There is nothing like making the selections that help make each room start to come alive.

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Where and when are you most inspired?

I am most inspired when I travel to other cities, particularly New York, Miami and Las Vegas.  There is always a new hotel, restaurant, bar or shopping center that has just opened up that gives me new inspiration and gets my creative juices going.

What is the most common design problem you encounter? Is there a simple fix you can suggest for this problem?

One of the most common design problems that I encounter is trying to select something that both the husband and wife can agree on.  The simple fix that I usually do to resolve this problem is to make sure to include fabrics, colors and accessories that are both masculine and feminine.  You want to make sure it feels like a space that both of them can feel comfortable in and call home, particularly in the bedroom.

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How would you describe your style? How does it translate to your work?

My style is very trendy and modern.  I love new styles in design.  From my cars to my clothes, this is something that transpires into designing a space.

What has your experience been with decorating your own space? How is decorating for yourself different from decorating for other people?

Decorating for myself has been an experience that has helped me grow and develop.  The main difference in decorating for myself is that I find myself wanting to purchase every piece I fall in love with, and I end up running out of space to fill.  Therefore, I continuously change out pieces, especially accessories, fabrics and furniture.  Everything from pictures in picture frames to decorative pillows and floral arrangements.

What, in your opinion, makes a space feel homey?

What makes a space feel homey to me is in the details and accessories.  Each picture frame, book, candle and plant help give it that person touch that make it unique and make it feel like home.

What is one element that can draw a room together when it feels like nothing goes together?

The one element that can usually draw a room together is the rug.  The rug helps pull certain colors or adds a different fabric element that can really add a wow-factor to the room and give it a strong focal point.

 

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