Describe the featured project.
This Tuscan-style home was designed to merge the interiors and the outdoors to be experienced as one. This 7,000-square-foot home is situated in the community of Santaluz, San Diego, surrounded by hundreds of acres of protective preserve. The client’s requirements were challenging, as they requested a serene and whimsical space. Odoya Design translated that into the design concept by creating a playfully intimate contemporary villa in which luxury is achieved through simplicity with earthy tones and a sense of wellness. To become whimsical and genuinely connect to the client’s soul, the art pieces are bold and bright. Experiencing this home became a play between calm, earthy tones and sparks of vibrant coral colors, as seen in the statement design objects and art.
Tell us about your business
Odoya is a residential interior and outdoor design and contracting firm. We focus on all levels of design and build from a single room to new construction. Our approach to design is rooted in minimalist, modern and natural aesthetics. We believe in making design affordable and attainable for all. We are champions in fighting the culture of disposability and strive for reclaimed materials whenever possible. Most fervently, Odoya believes that even the humblest dwellings host beauty within.
What do your clients appreciate about you?
My clients appreciate my enthusiasm for design and my work ethic and kindness. I believe in thorough and consistent communication with clients so their vision is reflected in my final output. Design is my life’s passion, and it’s evident in my relationship with clients, contractors, vendors and the project’s end result.
How did you get your start?
After graduating from architecture school, Universidade Santa Úrsula in Rio de Janeiro, I worked for a Rio-based interior design company. Subsequently, after traveling and studying at incredible design schools in Paris and London, I was employed at other architecture firms in Rio and Paris. I established myself stateside when I partnered with a Hermosa Beach company, JDS Outdoor Designs, where I worked for seven years before branching out on my own and launching Odoya.
Describe how your experience in interior and outdoor design can benefit your clients.
I see the home and its outdoor space as one cohesive unit. Interiors and exteriors are spaces that should be connected and therefore designed by the same team. Presently, there is a shift in lifestyle wherein clients seek to experience serenity and integration with their indoor and outdoor spaces and their natural elements.
Project photographed by Livia Photos; Team shot by Siri Berting