Tomás Buenaventura is an architect and interior designer in high-end residential, retail and commercial contexts; he has designed an extensive number of projects of all sizes around the globe, from luxurious boutiques in New York, Paris and London, to sophisticated and elegant retreats in Palm Beach and The Hamptons.

"What energizes my work is the sense of discovery behind each project, the drive to develop a fresh concept with a creative vision, and the significance of how space is experienced."

Tomás was born in Hartford, Connecticut, but spent the early years of his life in Santiago, Chile, where he studied Architecture and obtained a master’s degree from Andrés Bello University. He began to build his architectural career in New York City, where he collaborated with award-winning architectural and interior design firm Shelton Mindel, designing an apartment for Gordon Sumner (Sting), lead singer of the iconic band The Police.


After his collaboration with SMA he joined Studio Sofield where he was the head designer for the Tom Ford flagship store in London, along with franchise stores in Paris, Istanbul, and Kuwait. After his involvement in retail, Tomás began to design houses and incorporate experience with interior architecture into his work, collaborating with GRADE NY. He also worked with developers and investors, such as luxury real estate firm Douglas Elliman.

He later became a design director, combining  his experience in design with business management and launched his own studio, Buenaventura Design. The bold personality of his firm’s distinctive aesthetic is characterized by a blend of contemporary design, touched with an edge of classic elegance, creating the perfect space for dicerning clients that seek to elevate their lifestyle. As a designer, Tomás is motivated and passionate about quality innovative design, extremely detailed oriented, and fully engaged with all aspects of contemporary architecture and interior design.

“I want my clients to feel connected with every space I create. I want them to walk through their home and absolutely love and appreciate every object they own, and feel like everything is perfectly in it's place.”



Buenaventura Design offers a full range of services to meet the needs of their clients with precision and exceptional standards, providing a consulting experience par excellence and personalized attention throughout the design process. With meticulous and superb craftsmanship, they complement their work with luxury furnishing and accessories that transform living space into a refined environment that matches their vision for crafting truly unique interiors with a timeless quality.

The philosophy of Buenaventura design is to create interiors through a tasteful, elegant, and refined architectural narrative that become beautiful and livable space. Their work is an ongoing process of conceptual storytelling accented by an eclectic mix of vintage, contemporary, and custom pieces, resulting in a luxurious yet functional environment that elevates each client’s lifestyle while adding value to their properties.