EILYN JIMENEZ DISCUSSES HER NEW NETFLIX SHOW AND HOW SHE APPROACHES DESIGN.
The interior design concept seamlessly incorporates traditional and minimalistic style. PHOTO BY MICHAEL STAVARIDIS
“This is 2022; you can have your cake and eat it too,” Jimenez notes. “You can have a space that is gorgeous, that is stunning, that is functional. And that is our biggest approach: finding our clients’ needs and making it beautiful.”
The Sire Design team and its founder specialize in high-end renovations PHOTO BY: OSCAR HUESPE
Designing a home is an art form and a challenge, and it is one Jimenez—along with her husband and competing designer Ray Jimenez— continuously steps up to face.
“Interior design is not for the faint of heart. You have to be patient, you have to have the pockets, and you have to have the time to do a project,” she notes. “In today’s world, we tell our clients to be prepared for the project to take a year.”
A look into one of Sire Design’s projects PHOTO BY: MICHAEL STAVARIDIS
With the launch of their Netflix show, Designing Miami, Eilyn and Ray showcase not only the process of designing high-end luxury spaces but what their marriage looks like as competitors in the same industry.
“One of the things important to us was being very real to process, to the problems and situations from a professional standpoint and even from a personal standpoint,” Jimenez shares.
Eilyn Jimenez. PHOTO BY: OSCAR HUESPE
Offering an impressive portfolio of high-end luxury designs, Jimenez continues to tackle exciting new projects, pushing the boundaries of design, style, texture and finishes. When it comes to helping her clients craft their dream homes and making the vision come to life, she turns to her travels for inspiration.
“Traveling allows you to see how the world is and how diverse design can be in so many ways. It also shows you different interpretations,” she says. “My dream project would be to have an array of different designers all collaborate because everyone brings a different vision. And that inspires me—seeing somebody else create something in a way that I never thought possible, taking that inspiration and bringing it into today.”
Her work captures the intersection of personality and elegant style by extending old-world aesthetics into her modern and minimalistic design. Not shying away from big projects, Sire Design tends to work on large projects versus traditional design dressing.
Each space is a reflection of who the client is at their core and how they inhabit the space. PHOTO BY: KRIS TAMBURELLO
“We want to rip it back to the bare bones, leave the space to what it was, and create something unique,” she notes. “In creating the minimalist aesthetic, it is about layering textures, fabrics, wallpapers and layering things to create that depth without it being pattern heavy. And at its core, whether the space is residential or commercial, the concept reflects who the client is, the things they love and how they resonate with the space.”
When asked what she is most excited about for this show, it is the hope and story it can demonstrate to viewers.
“It sets a tone that this is what you can accomplish when you work really hard at something, no matter where you come from,” she says. “Ray and I don’t come from a silver spoon. We come from immigrant parents, and being able to create something so successful from the ground up and open doors is the biggest takeaway.”
Photography by: Photo By: Oscar Huespe