Esteemed Chicago designer and artist Maria Pinto’s resume is packed with headline-making accomplishments. From dressing Michelle Obama to winning Mick Jagger as a fan (the icon donned a Pinto scarf during a performance at Soldier Field) to showcasing her designs on hit Fox series Empire, it’s no wonder that she’s regarded as a pioneer in the city’s current style scene. On the occasion of her brand M2057’s 10th anniversary and the debut of a dazzling new boutique in the Gold Coast, the dynamic tastemaker reveals her current inspirations, from home decor to fall style selects and beyond.
“The ultimate fall essential, Caress does exactly as the name suggests. Tip: It is the perfect size to fold and bring with you to double as a blanket on planes, trains and automobiles.” Caress wrap, mariapinto.com
“I always look for an opportunity to hit a majestic color when designing a space, and this chair lends an ideal opportunity to do that.” Wendelbo Lobby chair, haute-living.com
“As an artist, I have always believed artwork brings a powerful sense of purpose to any space. Two pieces from this series hang in my boutique.” Maria Pinto’s Root series, mariapinto-fineart.com
“The orbs of this piece are created through a process of blow molding and vacuum metallization to achieve abundant, dazzling luminosity. This chandelier will beautifully anchor any room.” Tom Dixon Melt small chandelier, haute-living.com
“If the Tom Dixon light represents orbs in the sky, this represents their anchor, the moon. It brings the mysterious, warm night light into your space. And I beg the question: Who doesn’t want to walk on the moon?” Moooii Carpets Mooon carpet, haute-living.com
“This is a must-have in every woman’s closet. And the jaguar print? Wear it with the confidence you were born with.” Maxine dress, mariapinto.com