9 Latinx Designers All Homeowners Should Know

These Latinx designers bring a unique perspective to home, furniture, and interior design.

By Savannah Sher | Updated Sep 29, 2021 3:53 PM

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Latinx designers and artists have had a major influence on our world’s visual makeup, but they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. When it comes to the interior arts, there are many influential Latinx figures working in interior design, architecture, textile design, furniture design, and more. Read on to learn about some of Latin America’s most iconic designers as well as some up-and-coming artists to keep an eye on.

Ju DePaula

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Ju DePaula is a Brazilian-born interior designer who you may recognize from her appearance on the Netflix reality show, Interior Design Masters. She now runs her own design studio, Blooming Home Society, where she offers a school for budding designers to learn how to work with color and patterns just like she does. She showcases her colorful decorating projects on Instagram.

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Marcos Altgelt and Tasio Picollo

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Design team Marcos Altgelt and Tasio Picollo collaborate to create Estudio Reis, a design firm specializing in furniture, decorative objects, and interior design. They’re based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and their style is minimalistic while still remaining visually interesting. The duo’s background is in both architecture and interior design, so they make a well-rounded team.

Rodrigo Bravo

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Based in Santiago, Chile, Rodrigo Bravo runs a design studio called Bravo that focuses on product design as well as interiors. All of his furniture pieces are simple and streamlined, with an almost Scandinavian feel to them. In terms of interior design, his style leans more mid-century modern, with dark wood tones and crisp, clean lines.

Sofía Aspe

Sofía Aspe of Studio Sofía Aspe Interiorismo didn’t get into interior design until the age of 36, but that didn’t stop her from creating a well-respected design firm that mixes contemporary with classic design. Her style is sparse yet opulent, evoking the luxury of the old world. The studio does interior architecture, on-site detailing, and interior design.

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Estefanía de Ros and Gustavo Quintana

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The multidisciplinary Agnes Studio is run by Estefanía de Ros and Gustavo Quintana, who focus on object design and interiors. The inspiration behind their style is an imagined world where Latin America was never colonized. The pieces they create are their vision of what Latinx design would look like without Western influence. The pair splits their time between Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Miguel Ángel Aragonés

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Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés has been in the business for decades, receiving recognition from the International Association of Lighting Designers for his work on the Eucalyptus Project in Mexico. The Urban Land Institute called his work on the Andares Shopping Center “among the 10 most outstanding building developments in America.” His residential and commercial work is strikingly modern, with a design sensibility that is at once otherworldly and familiar.

Cristina Rose-Guizar

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Cristina Rose-Guizar’s brand Centinelle is mostly known for its clothing and accessories, but the Mexican-American designer also creates a small line of home goods featuring similarly unique and striking textiles. She was born in Mexico City but is now based out of California. Her throw pillows and table linens feature beautiful embroidery and fun prints with animal and floral motifs.

The Campana Brothers

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Humberto and Fernando Campana head the Brazilian design studio Estudio Campana which focuses on furniture made from eco-friendly materials. Their pieces are anything but ordinary, with some featuring brutalist designs that are more meant to be looked at as works of art than actually used in the home. Their work is featured at exhibits around the world including at The Art Institute in Chicago, London’s Design Museum, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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Stephanie Watkins

If you can’t get enough of color-forward design, make sure to follow Dominican-American blogger and interior designer Stephanie Watkins on Instagram. She is currently based in Maryland but her style is globally influenced, featuring bold color combinations and a casual boho aesthetic. Check out her latest projects as well as design tips and tricks on her blog, Casa Watkins Living.