I was born in Chile, and raised in countries around the world, from India to Myanmar, to the Caribbean and others too. My desire to create havens wherever I am, and for whomever I’m working, grew out this semi-nomadic, enchanting childhood. Today, the global influences I experienced early in life continue to inform my work. As does the idea of living with only the most beautiful and well-selected essentials we need to thrive in our lives. Those things that have comfort, bring meaning, and let us to connect with nature. This is what I weave into my design work, creating refined interiors with natural, rustic qualities.
Natura, the name of my interior design studio, is a poetic term meaning “nature created.” In my work as a designer, I am constantly trying to uncover my clients’ very own, and very specific design language, and express it in their homes. And this allows me to transform their space into an Oasis, creating environments that fulfill and recharge them.
My studio is based in The Hamptons, where I live with my husband and mini-dachshund. We have grown children who come to visit, and we travel to Chile regularly. I draw inspiration from my travels, and from the forest and coastline that surrounds us. My life and work comes down to one simple thought: Barefoot Living by Design.
With a background in Fine Arts, and experience in Interior Architecture, I bring a combination of an artist’s eye and a clearly defined design process to every project. NCIDQ licensed, I have developed projects in various sectors: workplace, residential and hospitality. Currently, I am member of the IIDA NY Residential Forum, an ASID Professional member, and Faculty member at the New York School of Interior Design.
Principal, Natura Interior Design
What Clients Are Saying...
"Alejandra was amazing! Professional, personable, and great taste. She helped my wife and I plan, design and execute on a kitchen. Her services included : Vendor selection, cad drawings, design guidance, appliance help, and materials selection. Throughout the process she was extremely attentive to detail, receptive to feedback, and was available to discuss with us. I would recommend her as a designer to anyone interested in getting a great balance of quality and cost."
- Jeremy & Judy B., New York City
"She is truly a top notch interior designer! She had great ideas to brighten up my space (which in turn brightened up my life!) She is also a pleasure to work with, always kind and upbeat with a great work ethic. You can tell she loves her career. Thank you also for introducing me to the Flokati rug!"
- Elizabeth C., Brooklyn, NY
"Alejandra is an extremely creative, focused and forward-thinking designer. She connects quickly and meaningfully with clients, and she is a committed, diligent and solution-oriented professional. Alejandra delivers far beyond what is expected and she fosters a sense of calm, confidence and joy in her work with others. I am so grateful to have her as my go-to designer for all of my clients!"
- Kristen B., Corcoran Real Estate, Brooklyn, NY
In The Press
Office Insight, New Firm Launch: Meet Alejandra Munizaga Interiors, April, 2016
Boutique Design, Business Briefs, April, 2016
The Editor at Large, Designers Judge NYSID Student Competition, June, 2016
Hospitality Interiors, Q&A: Alejandra Munizaga Interiors, August, 2016