Crazy about architecture, art, and design and, also, with numerous interior design projects in Spain and abroad, Inés Benavides is the top interior designer that we are going to talk about. She specializes in urban residential projects, offices, and commercial property, and, also, she designs and creates furniture, and her pieces have been shown in international art fairs, art galleries, and public institutions.
Since she was little, aesthetics and design are part of Inés Benavides’s life! Her family always has great artistic interest and from a young age and visits to museums and art galleries were always common, where she discovered her passion for aesthetics.
In 2002, Inés Benavides decided to pursue her true passion and found an interior design studio. In the beginning, she started designing and selling furniture, which was difficult because nobody know Inés. After a few years, she had a name as a furniture designer, and that give her an opportunity to start as an interior designer.
The first project of Inés Benavides was her own house, which was perfect to show her abilities to other potential clients. Her interior design style is eclectic, cosmopolitan, cheerful, and modern. She loves modern designs but, in her projects, she also includes antic pieces that give spaces a special touch. Inés Benavides’s signature style is a mix of modern and antic.
For Inés Benavides, the design was a hobby since she was a kid, it’s her way of living and her passion. She can’t imagine her life without design. Her inspiration comes from everything she sees around her, like travels, museums, a beautiful space, etc.
That’s why Inés Benavides’s best achievement has been able to make a living off her big passion: design. ‘When you really love what you do you become really good at it, and, of course, you have a lot of fun.’ said the designer!
Inés Benavides favorite project, in terms of a furniture piece, is the CUBB, a piece that can be used as a table or stool and, in terms of an interior design project, she says that is always the last one because she puts her energy, work, and enthusiasm in her projects that they become her little babies.
For Inés Benavides, the most frustrating aspect of her job as a designer is that, sometimes, it takes a long time and it’s necessary to be patient to see the final result. Also, the most rewarding moment is when the clients see their homes for the first time and they feel really happy with the final result and very grateful to the team that made it possible.
What makes Inés Benavides feel fulfilled professionally is when her projects are finished and she sees that her clients are truly happy about the result and that they are very comfortable in the spaces created.
Also, one unusual thing that happened in Inés Benavides’s career is that she become very close with some of her clients because through their house she enter into their lives. ‘When you enter in someone else’s family, there are often unusual situations.’ said the designer.
Right now, Inés Benavides is working on her own country house. She is really excited since she is doing something completely different than her usual projects. Her inspiration for this project comes from an African Lodge.
In the future, we can expect to see Inés Benavides working in a line of bronze furniture with a sculptor.
The dream of Inés Benavides for the design world in the future is that the designers be more authentic. ‘They should be more concerned with their character than their reputation, because the character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.’ defend the interior designer.
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