About Me: Creating Your Dream Space with Maria Laura Chaves


Hi! My name is Maria Laura Chaves, and as an architect and interior designer in Costa Rica my mission is to help you create the place of your dreams. With over 10 years experience in in the architecture, interior and furniture design world, I have had the opportunity to work with world class companies like Gensler and Caducus Folium. Which have given me experience and the right tools to throughout the years define and refine my signature design style. Based mainly in my all time favorite contemporary style, adapting it to our tropical environment here in Costa Rica, and always keeping an eco-friendly philosophy in mind. I would love to hear from you, your ideas and dreams, so we can work together in making them come true.


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For me, design and architecture are more than just a job – they are a true passion. I find joy in exploring different styles, materials, and techniques to create spaces that are unique and reflective of my clients’ personalities and needs. It’s not just about creating a beautiful space, but rather about crafting a space with soul and character.

I believe that a well-designed space should not only be visually appealing, but also have a certain “wow” factor that leaves a lasting impression. This is why I always strive to push the boundaries and think outside the box when it comes to my designs. Whether it’s incorporating unconventional materials or utilizing space in unexpected ways, my goal is to create a space that is memorable and speaks to the individuality of my clients.

However, my passion for interior design and architecture goes beyond creating visually stunning spaces. I am also deeply committed to ensuring that my designs are functional and comfortable for my clients. After all, a beautiful space is not truly successful unless it can be lived in and enjoyed by those who inhabit it. This is why I always keep my clients’ needs and preferences at the forefront of my designs, never sacrificing comfort for aesthetics.

And of course, luxury is always a top priority in my designs. I believe that every individual deserves a touch of luxury in their daily lives, and I aim to incorporate elements of opulence and indulgence into every space I create. I strive to elevate my designs and provide my clients with a sense of luxury that they can enjoy every day.

So whether you’re looking to create a cozy and inviting home, a sleek and modern hotel space, or a luxurious and extravagant retreat, let my passion for interior design and architecture help you bring your vision to life. Together, we can create a space that not only reflects your style and personality but also exceeds your expectations and leaves a lasting impression. Because to me, design and architecture are not just about creating physical spaces – they’re about creating experiences and memories.

Active member of the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica.

A Few Quick Facts…

  • I was born and raised in the West side of San Jose, Costa Rica’s main city. My favorite things: my family, traveling and food! Yes, I’m a foodie and love to learn and experience different cultures through their food.
  • I’m fascinated by astrology and psychology, which I use as tools to complement my work as they help me get a better picture of my clients and users.
  • I love to dance and staring at the ocean these are probably my best two options when I need to wind down and relax.

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me and my family at the beach