HI! It’s so nice to meet you
My name is Alejandra, and I am the founder of Natura Interior Design. a boutique design studio based in The Hamptons, NY.
I was born in Chile, and raised in countries around the world, from India to Myanmar to the Caribbean. I grew up near the water, sailing, scuba-diving, typically running around barefoot and outdoors. Moving from country to country was exciting, however I always had this nagging sensation that I didn’t quite belong. I believe my semi-nomadic upbringing influenced my calling as a designer — to create a sense of belonging, and home, for myself and others.
I eventually moved to New York City, where I raised my daughter and pursued a career in Fine Arts. I later went back to school to study at The New York School of Interior Design, and this was one of the best decisions I ever made. Initially I worked in commercial design and interior architecture, obtained my NCIDQ license, and in a few years, started my own residential practice in the city. I also became a faculty member at my alma mater, NYSID, where I continue teaching to this day.
A couple of summers ago while vacationing in Montauk, I met Captain Andy, a boat captain, environmental advocate… and my soul mate. We got married last year at our home in Shinnecock Hills, where we now live with our miniature dachshund Pepper. Andy and I share a deep love for the ocean, the outdoors and building things. We renovated our new home together, which was a true testament to our love, and gave me an inside view from a client’s perspective!
I founded Natura Interior Design, to focus on the design of beach houses, cottages and second homes in my area of Eastern Long Island. I work with busy clients who envision a getaway where they can kick of their shoes and be completely authentic. I understand first-hand the practical needs of a second home - functionality, indoor/outdoor living, an active lifestyle. I also can relate to the need for a haven where we can escape from the stress of daily life.
Inspired by nature, my goal is to infuse interior spaces with a sense of ease, warmth and comfort. With a style can be described as barefoot bliss – open and airy, with rustic yet refined qualities, and a touch of global influence, I will help transform your living environment into an extension of your most relaxed, true self.
Interested in what I have to offer?
Whether you are looking for an In-Home Design Consultation, to refresh a single room or renovate your home, I will work passionately to create your oasis and craft your perfect design solution. Book a discovery call with me today, so we can chat about your project and design goals!