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We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

This week we are joined by Miami-based designer Brittany Farinas. Brittany first realized she had a passion for design when she was a little girl roaming the floor of the furniture showroom her mother worked in. Design helped hone both her inner curiosity and the natural inspiration she takes from her surroundings. Her firm House of One now sets out to revolutionize the South Florida interior design world with their one-of-a-kind spaces outfitted with bespoke pieces. Brittany also recently launched a House of One blog, centered around design tips as well as in-depth tours of current projects, her latest being a Spanish Mediterranean historical renovation.

Read on to find out about her ultimate style icon, and her advice for remedying her least favorite design trend.

What is the most outstanding design element you’ve ever incorporated into a space?
Live moss walls. I am leaning into incorporating more biophilic design elements into our client’s homes. It gives so much life and vibrancy to a space. It also gives us an opportunity to design unique and conversational features for our clients.

What kind of design additions or changes have you recently made to your home?
I recently wallpapered my powder room with a gorgeous wallpaper by Drop it Modern

What is the coolest piece in your house? What makes it the coolest?
The coolest piece in my home is the lighting fixture above my table. I love incorporating sculptural elements throughout my projects, so in my home, I knew I needed to make the lighting interesting and special. 

Who is your ultimate style icon, and why?
My ultimate style icon is Kelly Wearstler. She’s confident, fearless, and graceful in everything she does. She is at the forefront of this industry. Even if it’s not your personal style, you can’t help but appreciate her craft.

What’s a current design trend that you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years, and why?
Anything farmhouse. It became very commercialized and many people have taken the style and translated it incorrectly: A lot of things on the wall and cluttered spaces in general. One thing to note that I feel is being overlooked is the fact that not every style can fit any home. We always address the architecture and location of a home before we discuss the design possibilities.

Header Image Courtesy of House of One

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October 1, 2021

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