Maria Brito is an interior designer, decorator, and art consultant based in the heart of New York City. With a penchant for bright colors and a passion for art, she creates spaces that convey energy and emotion. And with a stellar portfolio, she’s garnered the attention of CEOs, celebrities, and fashion executives… not to mention nods from sites like Forbes.com & GOOP. We took five minutes with Maria and though we didn’t think it was possible, we love her even more:
MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT:
When I saw how many people were missing out on living with good contemporary art, the art of our times that represents us as a society and as individuals. I knew there was an opportunity to combine my passions and abilities as a decorator and art collector and become an advisor. That’s when I decided to quit my job as a lawyer and start my company, Lifestyling.
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I’ve had a cup of black coffee and an intense workout at Tracy Anderson Method Studio.
Knowing that you’ve accomplished something major on your own and being able to share those triumphs with the people you love.
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
My watch. Right now it’s a Rolex Oyster Perpetual with platinum and pink gold. My husband says that he has never seen me without a watch on my wrist (which is not 100% true, but almost).
MY DREAM COLLABORATION:
If we would have lived during the same time, it would have been a very colorful collaboration with Frida Kahlo.
THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN NYC:
No, sorry, there isn’t!
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
I go for a walk anywhere in downtown Manhattan.
ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
Don’t sweat the small stuff; most problems big and small get solved.
IN 5 YEARS FIND ME:
Doing amazing art and design projects all over the world.
ABOVE ALL ELSE:
I believe in God and in myself.
To learn more about Maria Brito, click here.