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
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.
DESIGN FOR IMPACT
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:
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.
RENATA LESSA BASTOS
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.