Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Margarita Bravo. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Hi Margarita, thanks for joining us today. We’d love to hear about a time you helped a customer really get an amazing result through their work with you.
We are a full cycle interior design studio. What does that mean? From end to end we provide all the services required for an entire renovation project to be done- aka, we design, we build (our GC or 3rd partied), and we decorate your space (home, office, etc).
In pandemic times, the word execution takes a different new meaning. No need to go into details of what is like to deal with delays, personnel issues and all other COVID related topics but the bottom line is that clients rely on us, and our expertise to fully remove headaches from them, literally. Most of our clients are laser focused on a completion date and they plan around that. And yes, there is the component of the human factor and externalities (virus) no one can’t control so client understand what it takes to get a project done and they have flexibility around their timelines.
A California client needed to move to Denver late summer during the pandemic. Behind the scenes were the countless hours, the long nights and the never ending phone calls to vendors, trades and many others to have the project done so kids can be home ready to go to their new Denver school. Work completed to the client’s satisfaction within their budget and COVID impacted timeline was a success story to share given the project size and the specific tasks to accomplish.
As the pandemic enters its endemic phase, we believe that clients are very appreciative of what takes to get these projects done. To have a family moved from CA to Denver in the midst of chaos and to have the client fully satisfied speaks volume of our team’s efforts and what we stand for.
Margarita, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I started my interior design studio back in 2015. I started as a result of my involvement building my own house. I have an engineering background and by default I am very hands-on, curious and analytical about how things can get done. I decided to start my business to explode my passion for designing spaces, coming up with solutions while being able to work with people towards a common goal which to me is 100% client satisfaction.
Fast forward until today, we are a studio that offers design, build and decoration services from our three offices located in Denver, Miami, and Montecito. All and all we are 9 full time employees and about 20 trades – most of which have been working with us for the last 10 years.
As mentioned, we have a technical background that reflects on everything that we do. I am an Industrial Engineer and my sister is a Mechanical Engineer. We both get involved in the execution of projects bringing that technical component that complements well with experienced contractors that value engineering solutions and mind-set.
Our studio not only offers design and construction services but also a furniture line of our own – designed in Denver by my sister and I and handcrafted in Porto, Portugal. We offer our own decor accessories and have a platform similar to Rent-The-Runway where you can rent decor accessories and have them returned in a prepaid box, an ideal solution to interior designers, staging companies and real estate agents looking to give their space that special touch without the hassle of sourcing for these unique items.
This latest venture from our brand exemplifies what we are all about. We are about customer service, exceeding client’s expectations, unique products, and providing innovating solutions to the marketplace.
Lastly, I am blessed to make a living out of my passion, interior design. I wake up every day excited to work on something that I absolutely love. Not every day is perfect. We live in a world of difficult challenges that cloud your vision but I get my strength from an incredible team that I am grateful for and super proud of.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
I come from a working class family in a really small town in Venezuela. My Mom and my Dad were both college professors who worked really hard to provide us with opportunities. My sister and I had many conversations about working together building houses or modifying existing ones. My grandpa worked as a trade and I remember watching him going on jobs and coming back tired but happy about getting another job done.
I am a Latino woman with an engineering background in a male dominated industry who decided to start a business with differentiated offerings so we can navigate a very competitive landscape in a sustainable manner. I am also an early stage investor, an avid Yogi, entrepreneur but most importantly a mother of 2 amazing boys, 2 fun dogs and a wife to a great husband. And it is my family who keeps me grounded, on my toes fueling my passion to make a difference on each of my clients’ interior design projects.
My determination to serve a client well is rooted on our family values and education growing up. And I believe my resilience is reflected on our growth trajectory, our clients’ feedback, and our growing team.
How did you build your audience on social media?
To build an audience on social media you need two things: Be consistent and be yourself.
- Website: www.margaritabravo.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/margaritabravo__
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MARGARITA.BRAVO.DESIGNS/
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/margaritabravo/
- Twitter: twitter.com/margaritabravo_
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MargaritaBravo/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/margarita-bravo-denver
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