Barefoot Living by Design
I grew up loving being in nature, near the water, going barefoot. When people ask what I do, I tell them that my life, and my work comes down to one simple thought: Barefoot Living By Design.
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.
Based in New York City and The Hamptons, my interior design studio is full-service and highly personal. I am constantly trying to uncover my clients’ very own, and very specific design language, and express it in their homes. And when I do, this allows me to transform their space into an Oasis, creating surroundings that fulfill and recharge them.
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 an IIDA NY Board member, ASID Professional member, and Faculty member at the New York School of Interior Design. All while continuing to do what I know well: traveling. Today, it means going back and forth between New York City and The Hamptons., and occasional excursions to different coastlines..
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