Designer Snapshot: International Appeal
August 28, 2013
By Paula M. Bodah
Marcia was born in Rio de Janeiro, raised in San Francisco and New York City, and educated at London’s KLC School of Interior Design. That colorful, diverse background is expressed a body of work that blends traditional and contemporary elements accented with a distinctly international flair. “Each one of my projects has its own creative DNA that tells the client’s story using the language of design,” she says.
Here, she shows us some examples of her approach in action.
Classical architectural elements don’t necessarily dictate traditional decor. Marcia gave this home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, a sophisticated, modern appeal by adding clean-lined furniture and contemporary art and accessories.
Photos by Karissa Van Tessel
Marcia paid homage to the heritage of this old farmhouse in Litchfield, Connecticut, but didn’t let the home get bogged down in the past. “I mixed modern textiles—all organic and ‘green’—with the classic architecture details. The result is dynamic and modern,” she says. When it comes to good design, the designer explains, “The intelligence lies in taking the existing and skewing it, whether in proportion or through the juxtaposition of old and new, ensuring that everything functional is beautiful, and every detail is thoughtfully addressed.”