Podcast Ep 5: Cultural Design with Natalia Miyar
The LuxDeco 100 designer on her multicultural design approach
The projects of London-based interior designer and architect Natalia Miyar cut a somewhat unique figure against the restrained aesthetic of the British interior design scene—they're full of pattern and unafraid of colour. The US-born designer's celebrated style blends textured finishes with smart upholstery, pairs vivid artwork with custom-designed statement furniture, and contrasts casual luxury with subtle glamour.
This penchant for the colourful and irreverent is perhaps most attributable to Natalia's rich, multicultural background. The designer boasts roots to three culturally unique locations—a vibrant birth place, a spirited hometown and a storied adopted home. Untethered to any one particular style as a result, Natalia mixes the memories and experiences of each to wild abandon in her work, establishing her as one of London's most adventurous talents.
I caught up with the House & Garden 100 and LuxDeco 100 designer to discuss her cultural heritage, contextual design and how culture will play into interiors more authentically in the future.
- Natalia's "confusing" multi-cultural upbringing at 03:24
- Why contextual design is important to her at 13:16
- The designer on the industry's diversity reckoning at 19:25
- And all about her new Miami home at 31:13
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Natalia's Art-filled London Project Tour
Natalia’s Think Big, Shop Small edit
Interior Design Trends for 2017: Colour, Texture & Graphic Patterns
Designer Inspirations: Natalia Miyar’s Holiday House Snug
The Best of Luxury Interiors & Interior Designers in London
Natalia's Travel Snaps
The designer shares part of her inspirational travel album, including one shot of her favourite colour palette—green and blue.
Natalia's London Home
Natalia's London home features artwork which speaks to a personal connection, unique one-off pieces and a relaxed atmosphere.
NATALIA'S CULTURE-INSPIRED PROJECTS
The designer spares no effort in her commitment to individual design through unexpected colour combinations, creative commissions and pattern-mixing in the very best way.