Paulina Moran, Interior Designer
For more than two decades, Paulina Moran has worked in the interior design industry garnering acclaim throughout Latin America and abroad for work that includes many notable luxury hotels, restaurants and private residences, as well as luxury yachts and private jets.
Mrs. Moran has mastered the art of transforming design styles and period influences to create striking interiors within elegant homes and hotels. Throughout her career, her hospitality experience has included the newly opened Chable Resort & Spa in the Yucatan; Hotel Esencia in Tulum; Banyan Tree Resorts in Acapulco and Mayakoba; Casa San Augustin in Cartagena; Capella Ixtapa in Zihuatanejo and the private residences at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita.
The journey to discovering her overall design inspiration and influence began early on in life. A child of the 60’s, Moran was captivated by the glamor and sophistication showcased through the playful prints of Emilio Pucci, the unusual design of Jacobsen-style furniture, the eclectic geometric wallpaper and the white ceramics of Cuernavaca.
The influence of this era allowed Moran to bring to life her immediate surroundings in ways that continues to shape her viewpoint to this day. This includes the vibrant colors that are typical of Mexican environments to the inspiring Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo paintings, coupled with summer vacations in Acapulco and the energetic rhythms of bossa nova music.
Moran graduated from Iberoamerica University with a degree in Graphic & Textile Design. From there, she moved to Barcelona to study fashion design in 1992, which included a job at the Ermenegildo Zegna factory to expand her knowledge of textiles through a European perspective. This was followed by a second move to Italy to work alongside Sergio Bougeat, Giorgio Armani‘s mentor, before returning to Mexico.
In 1995, Moran embarked on her first interior design project, which included working under Philippe Starck for the design of Teatron Restaurant at the national auditorium in Mexico City. At the same time, Moran founded PM Linos, a textile company producing fine linens for private residences and small boutique hotels.
PM Linos, which is still in operation today under Moran’s direction, provided a natural progression for her to expand from designing linens to complete design projects. Her first hotel project was Ikal Del Mar along the Mayan Riviera, followed by the acclaimed design of Hotel Esencia in Tulum.
Moran currently resides in Cancun with her husband and two children.