Spring 2022

18 Feb22153 Live Beautiful Moniomi Design is a firm known for its beautiful residential and commercial designs, and has been recognised by LUXlife magazine as 2022’s Leading High-End Commercial & Hospitality Interior Design Specialists. Moniomi’s studio is located in the up-and-coming Little River neighbourhood, which has progressed into a hub for creativity in Miami. Husband and wife team Monica Santayana and Ronald Alvarez are Moniomi Design’s founders and principal designers. Their collaborative design efforts along with their talented team bring ingenious visions to life, full of creative details and finishes. Together, they find inspiration in everything from pop culture and classic architecture to world travel and luxury trends. Each of their projects reflects these elements, which are fine-tuned by their sophisticated and pragmatic process and unique aesthetic. It all began when Monica and Ronald met at Florida International University, and ever since, they have been designing projects together. After collaborating for several years, they launched Moniomi Design together with a high-profile client project that has been ongoing for almost 11 years. Through word of mouth referrals and an eclectic portfolio, the company has grown exponentially. Monica’s focus is the aesthetically-driven side of the business, where she is responsible for selecting the specifics of the design process, such as textiles and furniture. Ronald is involved in the design aspect of the business with Monica; however his background is in project management and advertising, where he keeps everything on schedule, on budget, and moving forward. Together, they form a dynamic team that clients resonate with. The couple have two children, Bravo and Bella, and live in Miami together. With experience in high-end residential, hospitality and commercial interior design, Moniomi provides clients with innovative interiors that are thoughtful and timeless. Their skills include full-service interior design for projects of any scale, custom art and furniture design, graphic design, space planning, and project management. Moniomi’s commercial work includes a private aircraft terminal Orion Jet Center and hospitality projects such as AC Hotels by Marriott, Hyatt Place, and Pincho Factory restaurant. From the planning stages of new construction homes to luxury renovations of historic estates, Moniomi’s residential portfolio spans investment properties, interior decorating, architecture, and landscape architecture consulting. The team prides itself on the ability to stay on the edge of design trends that they combine with classic pieces to create spaces that are refined yet functional. Their recognisable urban aesthetic mixes raw elements with rich colours and patterns that are specifically chosen to reflect each client’s distinctive personality and style. Collaborating with artists and participating in design showcases over the years, Moniomi has had the pleasure of working with teams who encourage it to explore concepts that represent its design DNA. Moniomi has taken part in Design on a Dime, CASACOR Miami, and collaborated with artists such as Gabrielle Noelle, Omar Fajardo, and Sensual Candle Co. During the design showcase, CASACOR Miami, the firm had a unique opportunity to launch its bespoke furniture and accessories line, Moniomi Made. These colourful and playful pieces are available on 1stDibs for purchase, where Moniomi Made was featured as one of the Notable New Designers of 2021. Company: Moniomi Design Contact: Ronald Alvarez Email: [email protected] Website: www.moniomi.com