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Holiday 2024 | 41 Based in the vibrant neighbourhood of Little River, Miami, MONIOMI Design is an award-winning interior design firm revered for its eclectic and refined approach. Husband and wife team, Monica Santayana and Ronald Alvarez, are forerunners in innovation, representing a new generation of Miami creatives and designers. Recognised in LUXlife’s Leaders in Luxury Awards, MONIOMI Design radiates elegance with sophisticated designs that never fail to resonate with its stylish clientele. Transformative Interior Design Since its inception, MONIOMI has taken every opportunity to collaborate with dynamic artists and participate in design showcases. The company is passionate about working with teams to explore new concepts and share design knowledge. MONIOMI has previously taken part in Design on a Dime and CASACOR Miami, and worked with celebrated artists such as Gabrielle Noelle, Omar Fajardo, and the Sensual Candle Co. At the design showcase CASACOR Miami, the MONIOMI team launched MONIOMI Made, its bespoke furniture and collectibles line. These spectacular pieces are available on 1stDibs, a leading marketplace which featured MONIOMI Made as one of 2021’s Notable New Designers. Born in Miami, Co-founder Monica Santayana first discovered her passion for design at DASH, Design and Architecture Senior High School, before moving on to study Architecture at Florida International University. Cofounder Ronald Alvarez was originally born in Venezuela but grew up in Miami. He also attended Florida International University where he met Monica, his life and business partner. Monica began her career at Zyscovich Architects where she worked with a close-knit team to design various projects. Meanwhile, Ronald found work in the advertising industry, acting as project manager for prominent companies such as Fiat/Chrysler and Sprint. After collaborating for several years, the creative duo launched MONIOMI with a high-profile client project that has been ongoing for almost 11 years. The business grew through word-of-mouth referrals and a diverse portfolio and has remained at the forefront of innovation ever since. As the company’s chief designer, Monica is responsible for determining the specifics of the design process such as textiles and furniture. Meanwhile, Ronald’s background in project management and advertising makes him uniquely positioned to keep everything cost-effective and on schedule. He also works on the design aspect with Monica and together, they make a dynamic team that clients return to time and time again. Ronald and Monica live in Miami and have raised two children, Bravo and Bella. Renowned for its captivating residential and commercial designs, MONIOMI Design is dedicated to bringing clients’ visions to life and finetuning spaces with a pragmatic approach. Spearheaded by Monica Santayana and Ronald Alvarez, the company offers everything from full-service interior design to bespoke furniture and collectibles that all incorporate MONIOMI’s urban aesthetic. MONIOMI Design has established an illustrious reputation as an innovative interior design firm and for its transformative services, we have bestowed on the company this year’s award for Best High-End Interior Design Firm – Florida. Contact: Ronald Alvarez Company: MONIOMI Design Web Address: rom comprehensive projects to outstanding furniture and collectibles, MONIOMI is passionate about creating innovative interiors that stand out from the rest. Monica Santayana and Ronald Alvarez are the company’s founders and principal designers who use their boundless creativity to bring clients’ dreams to life. Together, they find inspiration in everything from popular culture and luxury trends to world travel and ancient architecture. Every project at MONIOMI reflects these elements and the founder’s unique signature style. With experience across residential, hospitality, and commercial interior design, MONIOMI offers full-service interior design for projects of any size. Its transformative services include space planning, project management, graphic design, and custom art and furniture design. MONIOMI’s exceptional work can be seen at the Orion Jet Center’s private aircraft terminal and hospitality projects such as AC Hotels by Marriott, Hyatt Place, and Pincho Factory restaurant. Its luxurious projects have also been featured in esteemed publications such as AD Mexico, Elle Décor, Dwell, and Forbes. MONIOMI’s extensive residential portfolio includes investment properties, interior decorating, architecture, and landscape architecture consulting. The experienced team produce cutting-edge designs that incorporate classic pieces, creating spaces that blend traditional and contemporary styles. MONIOMI’s striking urban aesthetic combines raw materials with bold colours and patterns, specifically selected to reflect a client’s unique personality and individual taste. Co-founders Monica and Ronald say, “MONIOMI has been in the works revamping and transforming the ways we live with the intent to do it with beauty. This goes beyond any façade. It is the way something is built, used, and sensed coming together in that cohesive ‘aha-ness’. Whether it be designing a space, creating an art piece, assembling an attire, or planning an event, it has always been a passion of ours to absorb inspiration and pass it on to those around us. Like the Little River neighbourhood where their studio resides, MONIOMI is at the pulse of Miami’s art and design scene and has become known as a birthplace of creativity.” F