Interior Designer Maria Gabriela Brito Interview and her KiptonART Top 10 Picks
by Staff Writer
KA: Who are your Top 10 KiptonART Picks?
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KA: What is the last exhibition you attended?
MB: Vik Muniz at Sikkema Jenkins last week. Extraordinary.
KA: How would you describe the décor in your home?
MB: Eclectic, fun, whimsical, artsy, perfect mix of high and low, reflection of my travels, my lifestyle, my adored husband and kids.
KA: What was the first work of art that you purchased?
MB: A Rothko screenprint back in year 2000.
KA: What artists most inspire or influence you?
MB: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Marilyn Minter, Os Gemeos.
Maria Gabriela Brito is an accomplished interior designer, tastemaker and authority on why, where, when and how to display and mix contemporary art and interior design in any environment. She is the CEO and creative force behind of Lifestyling® By Maria Gabriela Brito, a company that offers a unique approach to interior design by incorporating art into every interior, taking decorating to a new level. Lifestyling® By Maria Gabriela Brito offers full interior design and decoration services while at the same time sourcing, curating, and displaying art collections that truly reflect the company’s clients’ successes, tastes and lifestyles.
Maria has designed the residences of prominent CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs and fashion executives, but moreover, she has shared her knowledge and creativity with them to turn her clients into meaningful art collectors. Her projects have been featured in design, décor, lifestyle, fashion and business publications worldwide and her blog is not only recognized as a well written and easy way to understand and demystify the worlds of art and design but her articles are often syndicated and quoted in media outlets around the world. In addition, throughout her career, Maria has been a public speaker on the topics of art and design.
Maria knows the art world inside and out and has the ability to create, design and integrate striking interiors that serve as impressive showcases for well-curated art collections. Her designs feel warm and inviting while also breaking all conventional rules of design. As a New Yorker for more than a decade and an art collector herself, Maria’s mission is to assist her clients maximize the benefits of working with her company while providing the advantage of being dialed into the art scene worldwide. Most recently, Maria has conducted and hosted a variety of art and design events with SoHo House in New York and also in connection with luxury listings from Sotheby’s International Realty.
A Harvard grad, Maria, who is originally from Venezuela, is also a member of the board of directors of one of the largest not-for-profit theatre organizations in the US and serves as an advisor and consultant for a variety of art-related internet ventures. She lives in New York City with her two boys and her Brazilian husband, a long-time wine collector and aficionado. To visit Maria's website, click here.