Cristina is a native Brazilian who is wildly passionate about art and design. Born with a creative streak and artistic mind, she began demonstrating an interest in interior design in childhood. At the age of 5, Cristina recalls debating with her mother over which sofa to buy for their home (ultimately persuading her mother to her side).
As a teen, she eagerly paged through home décor magazines and took an interest in the various architecture styles she noticed around her hometown. At 17, her passion led her to start designing and decorating her friends’ homes. In her twenties, she attended the AI Miami International University of Art and Design, attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.
“Designing a space is the same as giving life.”
A hard worker with a passion to excel, Cristina joined the prestigious design firm of Levine Calderin & Associates while she was still in school. After gaining invaluable experience there, she followed her heart and launched her own firm, Avant Design.
She has attracted clients from around the globe. Avant Design currently oversees many projects in prominent locations such as Fisher Island, The St. Regis Residence, Trump Hollywood, and Asia Brickell and Icon Brickell, just to name a few.
Cristina travels around the world, learning about different cultures and seeking fresh design inspiration. In her free time, she connects with nature to clear her mind. She also loves gardening, paint and photography. Capturing memorable moments with her camera is another way to express her joy and creativity.