Name: Carolina Keimig
Company: BA-HAUS KNF
Position within company: Founder
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
With over 24 years of experience, I have been known for my professional practice as an Interior Designer and Branding Creator for the finest Hotel brands and independent properties in North, Central, South America and The Caribbean.
I graduated from New York School of Interior Design with a Master’s in Fine Arts. In 1992, I opened my studio in the amidst of South Beach’s new development era, quickly coming to worldwide attention for my iconic glamorous work & urban design. My work and clients include major hotel brands such as: Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Hard Rock, Sonesta Resorts, Trump International Resorts, Bayan Tree, Armani/Casa, Fendi, JW Marriott, The Marseilles, Sagamore and many more.
My bilingual capabilities allow all the developer’s a better understanding of plans and documents causing contractual documents to be a much easier task.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
I approach every design as how I would love to see the people enjoying the space, as personal style I like the feeling of glamour , that is not necessary related to shiny metals or costly finishes, is also related of the feeling of well being, can be a textured organic warm environment, a special scent or sound, in architecture and design. I’m interested in behaviour structures, artisan techniques, certain aspects of life… there is a deep connection between our senses and our brainwaves that creates memories.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Design inspirations come to me in many different ways, from my Peruvian remembrance of Pre-columbine textiles and ancient ruins, to the undulating silhouettes of the Miami Modern Architecture, since an early age I knew I wanted to create interiors , sometimes while I dream I see myself walking the space I was working on the Interior Design earlier that day.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Timeless design is a perfect balance between aesthetics and technology, for our era is like going back to basic shapes with the advantage of using materials not used before. As expected, technology is set to play a huge role in the future of ID including Smart Home, 3D printing, Virtual Reality and Sustainable design.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
- SUSTAINABLE AND CONSCIOUS DESIGN
- TEXTURAL ORGANIC: FABRICS AND STONES WILL SHOW THEIR REAL NATURE AND IN A “RAW” STATE
- GREEN IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM
- LIGHT AS A FOCAL POINT
- ELEMENTS INCLUDING SOUNDS THAT WILL HAVE A ROLE IN THE STORYTELLING OF A CERTAIN SPACE
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
There is one important focal point and that has to tell a story and keep the viewer entertained and interested to discovering more.
How important are The International Hotel & Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
The International Hotel & Property awards are important because good design matters and everything that matters deserve heightened attention… The International Hotel & Property award give your clients confidence about your work and skills. The International Hotel & Property award give you exposure and provide visibility.
What projects are you currently working on?
Our practice has over 30 projects on different stages of progress, I am currently working on a complete Island in the Pacific with several segments of a Hotel Brand focused on well being.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
2020 will be a year with many of our projects to be completed, it fills me with emotion to see my vision transformed to reality.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession? My son, Daniel.
Your favourite holiday destination? Valle Sagrado
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar? Casa Tua, Mandolin and Swan
Your favourite book, film & song? Book: Outlander Film: The pursuit of happiness Song: I put a spell on you
Your favourite food and drink? Peruvian ceviche and a glass of prosecco
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Painting or cycling depends on the weather, I love to be in the nature.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? If I weren’t a designer I would be a writer
Anything else interesting?
MY LIFE RULE: LESS IS MORE
BA-HAUS KNF have been shortlisted for Hotel Over 200 Rooms – Americas/Caribbean Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020.
design et al only work with the world’s leading designers.
If you think you have what it takes to complete in The International Hotel & Property Awards, submit your application by clicking here.