About Natura + Me
When people ask what I do, what is important to me, I tell them that my life, and my work, comes down to one simple thought: Creating spaces that breathe.
Natura, the name of my interior design studio, stems from an ancient, poetic term meaning “nature already created.” As a designer, I believe there is an existing and fluid connection between nature, our human spirit, and home. When this connection is celebrated and nurtured, we allow our living environment to breathe.
I founded Natura to infuse interior spaces with a sense of ease, warmth and comfort. My style can be described as barefoot bliss – open and airy, with rustic yet refined qualities, and a touch of global influence.
I was born in Chile, and raised in countries around the world, from India to Myanmar to the Caribbean. These semi-nomadic, global influences continue to inform my work today. As do those essential things that convey simplicity, meaning, and allow us to connect with nature.
Based in Eastern Long Island, my studio is full-service and highly personal, grounded in a holistic design approach. Specialties include space planning, color, texture, and an emphasis on well-being within the built environment.
With a background in Fine Arts, and experience in interior architecture, I bring a combination of an artist’s eye and a clearly defined design process to every project. NCIDQ licensed, I have developed projects in various sectors: workplace, residential and hospitality. Currently, I am member of the IIDA NY Residential Forum, an ASID Professional member, and Faculty member at the New York School of Interior Design.
- Alejandra Munizaga, Principal, NATURA Interior Design
What Clients Are Saying
“Alejandra was amazing! Professional, personable, and great taste. She helped my wife and I plan, design and execute on a kitchen. Her services included : Vendor selection, cad drawings, design guidance, appliance help, and materials selection. Throughout the process she was extremely attentive to detail, receptive to feedback, and was available to discuss with us. I would recommend her as a designer to anyone interested in getting a great balance of quality and cost.”
- Jeremy and Judy B., New York City
“She is truly a top notch interior designer! She had great ideas to brighten up my space (which in turn brightened up my life!) She is also a pleasure to work with, always kind and upbeat with a great work ethic. You can tell she loves her career. Thank you also for introducing me to the Flokati rug!”
- Elizabeth C., Brooklyn, NY
“Alejandra is an extremely creative, focused and forward-thinking designer. She connects quickly and meaningfully with clients, and she is a committed, diligent and solution-oriented professional. Alejandra delivers far beyond what is expected and she fosters a sense of calm, confidence and joy in her work with others. I am so grateful to have her as my go-to designer for all of my clients!”
- Kristen B., Corcoran Real Estate, New York City
In The Press
Hospitality Interiors, Q&A: Alejandra Munizaga Interiors, August, 2016
The Editor at Large, Designers Judge NYSID Student Competition, June, 2016
Office Insight, New Firm Launch: Meet Alejandra Munizaga Interiors, April, 2016