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Gloria Cortina has established a personal style for elegance, refinement and elegance that is reflected in each of her spaces. The interpretation of materials, textures and colors are a language that has been perfected over fifteen years of experience creating spaces and integrating architecture with interior design and decoration.

Founder of Gloria Cortina Studio takes the premise of fusing art with design, which has led her to create spaces and create several pieces that bear her signature and trademark. These pieces range from the most diverse chairs to lamps denoting textures, styles, and, as always, the highest quality. Gloria Cortina’s capabilities to identify new trends and current design statements are sublime. Her creative vision allows her to continue to surprise in Architecture and Design.

Home Design Ideas have met with Gloria Cortina to an exclusive interview! The Top Interior Designer Gloria Cortina talks about her career and her journey, as well as about some personal preferences.


How and why did you get into the design Industry?
My first job was the day I turned 21, I knocked in the door of the only “Interior Design Studios” in Mexico City in the 90′s called Diarq. I worked there for two years before going to do my master degree in Parsons School of Design, NYC.
How would you describe your design style? Do you have a signature touch with your designs?
I definitely work in a contemporary style. I respect and admire prior design periods and in this way I’m trying to consolidate mine.

Contemporary stairs by Gloria Cortina
What do you love about being a designer?
Everything. I decided I wanted to be an ID when I was 14. I asked permission to remodel my bed room and I did it 3 times in a row with my own two hands, vintage pieces, rescue pieces and a lot of passion.

Vintage armchair by Gloria Cortina

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Nature. I relay very much in my creative process, it’s very intuitive.

Library room by Gloria Cortina
What are some of your most popular designs/projects? Tell us a bit about some of your designs/projects and what you love about them. What’s your favorite and why?
My favorite project is a Ranch that I renovated outside of Mexico City. Not only the architecture was done by one of the best architects in Mexico (Mauricio de Tuddo) but also I had the chance to do landscape design (which I LOVE) it took two years to complete and my client had absolute trust in what we were doing! The outcome was outstanding.


Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?
Something really exiting for me is that I’m developing a small collection of signature pieces for a gallery in New York. Also I’m finishing my first book published by Rizzoli next year.
What colours, textures and furniture pieces do you love the most?
It all depends on the day! I have a joke with my daughter that we ask each other, what is your favorite color TODAY??? Hahahaaa!
I really admire all furniture designers, but I identify with clean but warm lines.

Bedroom design by Gloria Cortina
If someone gave to you an empty blank room, how would you style it?
Depends who is going to live in it.

Living room by Gloria Cortina

What décor tips would you like to give to Home Design Ideas readers?
The only tip y can give is ” follow your instincts” you know more than you think.
Describe yourself in three words.
Creative, client-driven and authentic.
What are your design dreams/goals?
To put Mexican Design on the map.


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