Entertaining: Carlos Mota

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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.

DI: Who are your favorite architects?
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.

Flowers Chic Cheap Arrangements

Flowers Chic & Cheap

DI: How about the bedroom? What sheets are on your bed?
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.

Fasano Hotel Pool

Fasano Hotel Pool

DI: Lets talk about entertaining, what is on your cocktail playlist?
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.

Donna Summers

Donna Summer

Samoan Plantation

Samoan Plantation in Jasper

Medina Gem

Medina in Gem

Iman Pillow

Accent Pillow in Ubud

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