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About the Studio

We design luxury home interiors for wellness.

Trace Design Studio was established in 2012 in Miami, Florida by Renata Lessa-Bastos. The practice is committed to creating homes that not only provide exceptional beauty and comfort, but that also support the well-being of our clients and each member of your household. 
This design approach focuses on the needs of each individual, getting an understanding of your lifestyle and daily routines, as well as learning the intonations of your personal style to integrate into the unique design of your ideal home. 

Our projects merge a modern and minimalistic approach to design with an organic sensibility inspired by nature infused with symbolic artifacts that reflect our client's cultural identity and aesthetic values. 

Previous Project Locations include:

  • The Bath Club, Miami Beach

  • Cocoplum, Coral Gables

  • Belle Meade, Miami

  • Belle Isle, Miami Beach

  • The Estates at Acqualina, Sunny Isles

  • Fischer Island, Miami Beach

  • Hunting Valley, Cleveland

  • Gávea, Rio de Janeiro

  • Key Biscayne, Miami

  • North Bay Road, Miami Beach

  • The Icon, Brickell

  • Italian Village, Coral Gables

  • Old Fort Bay, Bahamas

  • Mansions at Acqualina, Sunny Isles

  • Ocean Marine Yacht Club, Hallandale

  • North Lakes, Weston

  • Star Island, Miami Beach

  • The Setai Residences, Miami Beach

  • Presidential Estates, Aventura

  • Turnberry Ocean Colony, Sunny Isles


To bring wellness to our community through designing holistic residential interiors that foster more harmony at all scales: to our clients, to their homes, to our society and the natural world. 


As above, so below. 

Light and Shadow




Good design can help us heal, connect us back to ourselves, the natural environment and one another. 


It can help us soothe our nervous systems, get better sleep or feel things like a sense of belonging, true comfort, or simply, pure bliss.



Designers have a responsibility and opportunity to not only make the world more beautiful, but also to make it better.


Through each design choice we can help make the world:


More fair.

 More inclusive.

More sustainable.



Although the world has serious problems, design also has to bring joy into the world; not because we do not see the hardships, but precisely because we do.


So good design should also make the world more beautiful, more comfortable, and perhaps, even a bit more magical.

Meet Renata


Renata is an interior architectural designer ​that strongly believes in the power of design to positively influence the lives of individuals by shaping their environments. 

She creates interiors to bring a sense of harmony and wellness to her clients, the community and the natural world. Renata believes in making a client's home reflect their own sense of identity and to respond to their needs through a keen sensitivity for their daily rituals by incorporating principles of sustainable design and environmental psychology.

Renata is continuously developing meaningful ways to engage with design and objects and to bring these insights to her projects.

She is constantly seeking to expand her approach to design through not only aesthetic means but also through the study of psychology, anthropology and art history.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Renata has spent her formative years in South Florida and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Cultural Heritage Management and Museology from the University of Barcelona. 

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