“Mies van der Rohe, the architect who proclaimed ‘God is in the details,’ would have loved Bea Pila,” is what Miami Herald Home & Design Writer Charlyne Schaub said after spending an afternoon with Bea in her home. Her high-level eye for design, “outside-the-room” solutions, and collaborative spirit have earned her numerous awards, press, partnerships, and commissions. As founding principal of B. Pila Design Studio, she helps her clients transform plans and spaces into inviting homes, working from the ground up to harmonize architectural, fixture and decorative elements. But that is not all. Bea’s belief that a creative mind should never be quelled prompted her to expand her work into several facets of the interior design realm, including furniture design, styling, retailing, and mind-sharing/guidance through speaking engagements, as well as an upcoming book. Most telling of her influence; however, are the long-lasting connections she establishes with her clientele.
Winner of HGTV’s “Designer Challenge” in Miami, Bea’s creativity has also been featured on the national cable network’s programs “Empty-Nester Zen,” “Personal Space,” “Color Punch,” and “A Nursery to Grow With.” Additional national outlet coverage includes the DIY Network’s “Create Your Baby Nursery,” for which Pila hosted of the five-episode series. She has captured notable industry accolades as one of Contract Design Magazine’s “New Faces of 1998” and Design Times’ “Ten Designers to Watch,” as well as five IDG “Designer of the Year” awards spanning 1995 to 1999, five ASID “Design Excellence” awards spanning 1989 to 1999, first-place Absolut Vodka “Hispanic Interior Designer of the Year” (1996), Latin Builders Association’s Interior Design Company of the Year (2001), four Home Book Design Excellence Awards (2002), three Southern Accents National Interior Design awards (2004), and International Design Awards’ Gold honor in Interior Design (2014). Her talent matched with a business savvy, Pila and B. Pila Design was most recently recognized among the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses In Florida by The Commonwealth Institute.
Bea’s creativity stems not from design trends and styles, but from a honed philosophy that explores what we truly need and desire from the dwellings in which we reside. Each room is inspired and created around the lifestyle of the owner, and not merely what it is “traditionally” designated for. There are far too many beautiful rooms left abandoned because they have not kept up with the modern style of living. No longer does the living room need to be the living room, nor the dining room a dining room if they aren’t relevant to you… layout, furniture, and details are aligned in a concept that promote actual use and enjoyment of these newly-transformed “sacred spaces.”