Raised and educated in New York City, surrounded by the influence of the architecture and the fashion design communities, Michael Arguello has come to live with a unique aesthetic and appreciate modernity. Michael grew up enjoying the uptown and downtown of Manhattan — museums, nightlife, and entertainment. At an early age, Michael honed his sketching abilities, scribbling in his notebooks, allowing him to express these enchanting worlds and influences. Michael collected books to reference the pulse of an urban city. His eyes always gravitated towards the juxtaposition of the city – the old and the new, the traditional against the contemporary, the vintage alongside of the emerging.
Michael's purpose is to achieve an atmosphere that blends beauty with function, warmth with sophistication. His travels around the Americas and Europe have become part of his work and have helped him to create a dynamic, energy-filled space. With a B.A. in the Arts, his expertise lies in contemporary designer showrooms, residential condominiums and extends to projects of all ranges.
Design is a universal expression, and with his countless hours spent engaged in the design centers of New York, London, and Los Angeles, Michael has the experience and expertise to make a home distinct and dynamic. By balancing a project with a budget and vision, Michael becomes an ideal partner who evolves a space into a magnetic showcase. The design process begins with creating sketches of the space. Swatches and mood boards are then utilized to illustrate and execute the vision. Décor and pieces that are already part of one’s environment are tastefully incorporated, allowing the interior design to be a natural expression—a complete representation of one’s likes, tastes, and experiences.
OUR MISSION is to achieve an atmosphere that blends beauty with function, warmth with sophistication.
OUR PERSPECTIVE is informed by the juxtaposition of the city – the old and the new, the traditional against the contemporary, the vintage alongside of the emerging.
OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE applies to an array of residential + commercial renovation work.
OUR APPROACH is flexible and responsive. We work with some clients who have a strong vision and we help them achieve it. Others are less sure and we guide them through the design process, helping them to formulate their own aesthetic as we go.
WE ARE BASED IN NEW YORK CITY but we are currently working on projects in Los Angeles, Paris, and London. We enjoy the diversity and learning opportunities offered by working in communities other than our own.