In the Studio with… Rafaela Simoes and Laila Colvin, 2id Interiors
by Vanessa Molina Santamaria
Brazilian designers Rafaela Simoes and Laila Colvin are the driving forces behind 2id Interiors, a Miami-based interior design firm known for its sleek, high-end residential projects. Simoes arrived in South Florida in 2007, where she quickly became the go-to designer for affluent families seeking to update their homes. It was then that she partnered with Colvin (their mothers were longtime friends), whose fashionable yet sophisticated style blended seamlessly with her own. Simoes and Colvin’s effortless partnership and client-first attitudes have led to much success over the last eight years. And they’re only getting started.
Describe your design style: Our style is contemporary, but very warm. We always bring in organic and natural elements to our projects. We like to dress up the walls in a residence using wallpaper with light texture.
What are you working on right now? Along with other industry partners, we’re designing a foster home for underprivileged kids called Kid Sanctuary.
Design rule you love to break: We can easily put different wood pieces together in the same room. We don’t necessarily agree that wood furniture has to match or be the same color.
Top item on your design wish list: A very comfortable Italian sofa from Minotti.
Go-to paint color: Cumulus Cloud by Benjamin Moore. It’s the color of the walls in our studio, and we have used it in many of our projects.
Quick fix to transform a home: Wallpaper. It’s an easy and simple change.
South Florida location that inspires you: Anywhere by the ocean! We are inspired by the color of the beautiful South Florida beaches with pure white sand and the relaxed Floridian lifestyle.
Favorite home décor store: We love One of a Kind and Studiokaza. They are small boutiques, but you can find beautiful designer furniture and an amazing selection of accessories.
What’s next for 2id Interiors? We will soon be launching our first furniture line. We are very excited!
2id Interiors, 20815 NE 16th Ave., Suite B-10, Miami; 305.712.3535; 2idinteriors.com