Renata Pfuner, a South Florida-based interior designer born and raised in Europe, brings a sophisticated, cosmopolitan aesthetic to her work. Internationally acclaimed for her glamorous modern style infused with a bold yet elegant flair, her work is a meditation on light and luxury, minimalism and passion. Her approach is informed by her personal philosophy and holistic lifestyle, as well as an academic interest in color and light. Space, she says, is more than an interior – it should be a source of positive energy: welcoming, inspiring, calming, and dramatic at the same time. Having studied sustainable design before “sustainable” became a cliché, she is LEED-certified, and speaks of “enriching clients’ lives through their environment”. Health-conscious and fascinated by the flow of energy through space, color, and materials, she incorporates feng shui, wellness design, and holistic living in her interiors but is not solely defined by it. She serves an international roster of clients that includes entrepreneurs and celebrities. Widely published, her design studio’s work has been featured in many leading interior design magazines, as well as on TV and radio stations, in the U.S. and abroad.
Describe your go-to style:
I would describe my style as 'Timeless Elegance'. It's a combination of classical lines, the essence of the architecture, and my approach to a holistic lifestyle. "Iconic beauty appeals to our hardwired sense of harmony, balance, and symmetry. That is why classical lines never go out of fashion; never die." At the same time, I want to be cutting-edge in terms of technology and innovative materials and integrate them into an environment that expresses understated beauty and harmony. I help my clients to create a home that allows them to live a more fulfilled lifestyle, rather than creating an interior that is merely a fashion statement.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
Most important to me is to create chromatic synergy and visual fluidity between the elements in a space. When there is a balance - and it can be achieved through the use of pattern and color, arrangement of furniture and decoration, lighting or architectural features - everything just feels right. A subtle sense of order occurs.
What drives you to design?
What drives me to design, is my love for design and art. When we are surrounded by harmonious beauty and inspiration that speaks to us, we are able to relax and evolve.