Interior Affairs: Sofía Aspe and The Art Of Design

© Interior Affairs edited by Sofía Aspe, Rizzoli New York, 2021

In the introduction to her new book Interior Affairs, the uber-talented Mexican born interior designer Sofía Aspe writes;

“Interior design is a profession that strides between architecture and decoration. Rebellious by nature, it does not conform to the spatial limits that bound the architectural layout or to the established arrangement of furniture. Interior design tears down walls, invents furniture, and uncovers angles and materials with one sole purpose: to strike a balance among functionality, pleasure, and aesthetics.”

Interior of CASA CLUB EL CARMEN, Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico, with artworks by Beatriz Posada: Raìces 2, Raìces 3
© Photo credit Alfonso de Béjar

One would be hard pressed to come up with a better description of the interior design discipline. And Aspe’s views offer a window into the philosophy behind the two dozen projects chronicled in the book, which focuses on spaces that make her client’s lives richer and more pleasurable.

Interior of CASA AUSTIN, Austin, Texas, USA with artwork by Gabriel de la Mora:44.400, III, 2018, 1,776 used sides of 888 matchboxes from 44,400 burnt matches on cardboard, © Courtesy Gabriel de la Mora and Proyectos Monclova Private Collection Photo credit ©José Margaleff
Interior of CASA AUSTIN, Austin, Texas, USA with artwork by Jose Davila: Untitled (Woman), 2019, archival pigment print,© Jose Davila, by SIAE 2021 Photo credit ©José Margaleff
Interior of CASA LA SIRENA, Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico, with artworks by Jorge Méndez Blake: Lenguaje Desmantelado I, 2017, acrylic on linen, 260 x 200 cm © Courtesy the artist
Photo credit ©Alfonso de Béjar

Decidedly contemporary rooms, chock-full of notable works of art, brim with Latin American references: rich color palettes, natural materials, and demonstrative silhouettes. The compendium of spaces, from projects in Mexico City, Merida, Miami, Austin, Madrid, and Vail, showcases meticulously crafted interiors by Aspe and her all-woman studio.

Interior of CAMPOS ELÍSEOS , Mexico City, Mexico with artworks by Adán Paredes: Rapsoda I, ceramic © Courtesy the artist Photo credit ©Alfonso de Béjar
Interior of CHAMBERÍ, Madrid, Spain with artwork by Aldo Chaparro: Brass &Automotive Paint, brass and paint, © Courtesy the artist Photo credit ©Jamie Navarro

A must-have for any informed interior design library, Interior Affairs transports you into Aspe’s world of inspired interiors, where this humble observer would certainly welcome taking up residence.


© Interior Affairs edited by Sofía Aspe, Rizzoli New York, 2021

Thank You Architectural Digest!


What a surprise to find such a glowing review of #IDMC on!

Thank you Amy Astley, and Lindsey Mather who writes “When faced with a blank space in need of some decorating love, how many times have you wished you could call up a design legend for advice? The next best thing: a flip through the pages of the new book Interior Design Master Class.”

Follow this link to see the entire article.

Thank You Vogue!


Thank you for the wonderful piece featuring #IDMC in which Madeleine Luckel writes “Discussing topics within the realms of theory, structure, style, process, elements, and inspiration, this tome has the makings of a modern-day classic.”

The post highlights five great “lessons” that really capture the editorial direction of the book. You can follow this link to see for yourself.

Thank You Elle Decor!


Thank you Elle Decor for including Interior Design Master Class in the November 2016 issue roundup of library-worthy books on design. I’m thrilled to be in such great company with Bunny Williams, François Catroux, and Katie Ridder & Peter Pennoyer.

I was especially grateful to Michael Boodro for including the book in his letter from the editor. I’m very honored.


Thank You Design Magazine!


The premier issue of the new Design magazine, just out from the New York Metro Chapter of ASID, features both the cover and a grouping of pages from Interior Design Master Class.

A word of thanks to the new chapter president (and my friend) Glenn Gissler for the coverage in this exciting new shelter publication. Glenn has worked tirelessly in elevating ASID to a new stature; follow the organization on Facebook and check the calendar of events on their website to stay abreast of the changes.


Thank You PaperCity!


I was thrilled to be able to be in Houston on October 11th when #IDMC was released. The Houston Design Center hosted a marvelous event, organized by Alton LaDay. Thank you to everyone who came out to see me.

The October issue of PaperCity covered the event, and shared a lovely write-up for the book. Thank you!