Carlos Mota is international style editor for ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, author of the book FLOWERS CHIC & CHEAP by Clarkson Porter, interiors and furniture designer, stylist of private events and man of the world.
TADAO ANDO, ANDREA PALLADIO, GIO PONTI, MIES VAN DER ROHE and HERZOG & DE MEURON.
DI: If you had to pick your top interior designers, who would they be?
JEAN-MICHEL FRANK, JACQUES GRANGE AND YSL and the great HUBERT DE GIVENCHY.
DI: What is your ultimate vacation spot?
Anywhere near the water, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, MUSTIQUE, LOS ROQUES, VIEQUES, POSITANO, PANAREA, PONZA.
DI: Throughout your travels, what would you credit as your fave hotel?
FASANO HOTEL- Sao Paulo & Villa Tre Ville in Positano.
DI: If you had to pick your fave room in your apartment, what would it be?
My bathroom, it is all covered in a beautiful exotic floral fabric, very cozy.
DI: What is your “go to” paint color?
I am about to paint my hallway in Benjamin Moore – CABERNET color and my doors in BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE.
CUSTOM MADE in Italy or CALVIN KLEIN.
DI: What design books can be found on your coffee table or bookshelf?
JANSEN, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, my book FLOWERS CHIC & CHEAP, CECIL BEATON.
DI: What is your home signature style?
More is more! Surround yourself with beautiful objects and comfortable furniture.
Strange combo but a bit of ADELE, DONNA SUMMER, QUEEN and Latin music like JUAN LUIS GUERRA.
DI: What would would recommend to add a touch of opulence to a room using IMAN HOME FABRIC?
A Library could look amazing with Samoan Plantation in Jasper and I would use Ubud as accent pieces like ottomans, pillows or duvet on bedding. Cover dining room chairs in Medina in Gem …. Very Chic.