Antonio Martins studied hotel management in Switzerland, and worked for 11 years building a successful hotel career in Asia. From hotel operations to hotel design, he put his mark on some of the finest venues in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Argentina and most recently, Chicago. His residential career began in San Francisco, while obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design. Over the past ten years, Antonio’s projects have included residences in the Bay Area, Europe and South America. His commercial designs include hotels in Palm Springs, Mexico, Brazil and several restaurants in Europe.
An artist at heart, Antonio brings an eclectic approach to interior design, with an interesting mix of antiques, modern artwork and contemporary furniture.
Antonio has successfully participated in the 2013 and 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcases. His 2014 room, “Once upon a time there was a bed….” was praised by, Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group who wrote:
“This room is spectacular. Antonio has clearly tapped into the extraordinary interior design legacy of San Francisco. It’s fresh, original and I’m hoping a sign that designers in SF are putting this city’s wonderful sensibility back on the world’s interior design map!”
Antonio’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, California Home + Design, Dwell, Elle Décor and many other publications.