Spending time in Camila Navas’s Brooklyn apartment
Tell us, in these pandemic times, did you change anything in your house? 🏠
Did you start to bother with some decoration that had nothing to do with you? Did you change tables? Or a chair? There are some things that we only notice when we spend a lot of time with our home, it’s a tru reflection of who we are.
Plant parents, minimalists and also those who see a lot of value in handcrafted leather pieces. Whatever their style, at times like these, our homes are the safest places for people to express themselves.
Artist and collector Camila Navas has one of these jewels in the middle of Brooklyn that reflects her entire personality. Take a look in your living room and say if you don't wanna throw yourself on a good leather sofa to play with your dog — Dona Charlie likes good chairs too.
So we had to ask Camila what she seeks when looking for interior gems.
"We have shifted gears last year to spending more time indoors. I strongly believe that Humans instinctively adapt to their surroundings and become a mirror of their environment."
"Interior design has a huge impact on how people feel in a space.
I wanted to create a space where we could hang out and feel comfortable. Collecting is the start of creating a homey and eclectic space – collect what you love! 🖤 Having great art is something that is important to me as an art collector. I love to have interesting things to look at or pull inspiration from. My friends also love to admire the eclectic art or flip through some of our art books. So it definitely sparks a conversation I could go on for hours about.
I always say the home must have the perfect balance of new and modern items to old or vintage pieces.
I can’t stand those cookie cutter modern Miami apartments with no character – I strongly believe the innate architecture of the building must be honored and shown through your design – everything you pick should compliment the house. New York City has very old but beautiful buildings and I love to highlight some of that old NYC style."
Not only in the decor of the living room, each space is designed to inspire. Camila works her art at home, and from her home. A safe space is where you free your creativity.
"It was important to me to create a safe space where I had all the tools I needed to be creative and live a healthy life style. I am really focused on functionalism – if something doesn’t have a function I try to get rid of it as soon as possible so that it doesn’t weigh down the space (ie. donating or gifting) feng shui is also very important to me in my space – it’s important to take care of the home because that means taking care of yourself.
As an artist and a designer I believe in the “do it yourself” method so a lot of our furniture/ art is made by us! 🖼🛋 Anyone can buy that $3,000 furniture from restoration hardware but not everyone can have one they made themselves with their own creative vision."
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