Mary Liz – @marycasachic
Meet Mary Liz, a Nebraska-based interior designer that has been featured in HGTV Magazine. Her work features a combination of modern design and vintage style. You all know I love a gallery wall. Doesn’t matter where the gallery wall lives. It can be in a living room, kitchen, or bedroom. When I stumbled upon her bedroom on Instagram it inspired me. A gallery wall is one of the most underrated techniques to elevate a room. They’re each unique and tell a different story (see my COCOCOZY Design House project to compare another gallery wall design). Mary’s bedroom features a gallery wall ties the whole room together – by adding character and charm. It balances modern styles with hints of vintage decor. Her design is elegant and chic without being overwhelming.
2. Stephanie Watkins – @casawatkinsblog
Meet Stephanie Watkins, a Maryland-based interior designer, and blogger. Her designs feature vibrant colors and bohemian flare. What began as a creative outlet turned into a business. She created a home decor line called @casawatkins and her designs have been featured in several publications including HGTV, Southern Living, and Pioneer Woman. Stephanie’s design style is influenced by different cultures that she also brings into her own home.
3. Ezz Wilson – @ezzwilson
Meet Ezz Wilson, a Portland-based interior and photo stylist who combines beauty with comfort. Wilson’s style is a combination of bohemian, modern, and traditional designs. She makes a beautiful space comfortable and stylish by adding textures and neutral tones. Wilson takes a holistic approach by incorporating Ayurveda into her designs to create an oasis within a space.
4. César Giraldo – @cesargiraldodesign
Meet César Giraldo, a California-based interior designer who curates spaces inspired by his Colombian roots. César is also a dear friend of mine. His design style is contemporary with touches of artisanal craftsmanship. César has worked on commercial and residential projects, including celebrity homes. Recently, he created an outdoor furniture collection for a Brazilian-based outdoor living company, Tidelli. The Medellíon Collection features bold-colored furniture inspired by the annual flower festival that happens in Medellín. His collection is a nice change from the natural color palette that is used in his interior design projects. I love his work. I had dinner at his home a few months ago and fell in love with his style even more. You’ll be seeing more of his work here on the blog and on IG. He has some major projects he is working on now.
5. Eric Garcia – @maison_trouvaille
Meet Eric Garcia, a Los Angeles-based designer who owns a design firm called Maison Trouvaille. He is inspired by art and culture from around the world. Garcia loves to travel, which helps bring a new perspective to his designs. He has designed commercial and residential projects for his high-profile clients Garcia finds the perfect balance of understanding his client’s desires while adding elements inspired by his extensive travels.
There are so many other fantastic Hispanic designers out there. I am committed to year round showcasing these diverse perspectives in design – Hispanic Heritage month is start but I am going to say that I plan on celebrating designers like the ones mentioned above throughout the year…every year!! I think now is a great time to meet and showcase design talent that has been overlooked by traditional design media organizations. You will find a mix here of everyone! Happy Hispanic Heritage month!