Designers We Love: Kapito Muller Interiors

Today is an interior design treat! We got Vivian Muller to answer some of our favorite design questions. With Alyssa Kapito, they co-founded Kapito Muller Interiors in 2012 and have been busy designing fantastic, livable places for people to call home. Here are their thoughts on design, coffee table books and inspiration.

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Scout & Nimble: How far back does your love for interior design go? When did you know this is what you wanted to do for a living and how did you get started?

Vivian Muller: We both loved interior design since we were young. We met while we were interning at Bunny Williams and kept in touch through the next two years when we decided to start our own firm.

White on White Entry with Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. Love the white Chinoiserie console table with Large rectangular starburst mirror above. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What three words describe your design aesthetic?

VM: Classic, tailored, chic

Desk used as a Bedside Table in Gray and Blue Bedroom. Love the wall sconce as a reading light. Designed by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers We Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What inspires you and where do you seek inspiration?

VM: Social media is a great source for inspiration, for example Pinterest and Instagram. We also love flipping through art and design books.

Style & Decorate a Window Seat & Nook. Framed by Curtains with Geometric Patterned Trim. Designed by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers We Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What is your favorite part of the design process besides, of course, the finished product and why?

VM: The beginning of the project is so exciting when you find that one item or fabric which inspires the style of the space.

Gold Bookcase perfectly styled with black and white accents. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What is currently your favorite design “trend?”

VM: Brass hardware.

Neutral Living Room with Colorful Purple Accents. Tray styled Coffee Table beautifully styled with books and faceted vase. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What is your favorite go-to detail to help finish or complete a look for a space?

VM: Coffee table books. You can never have too many!

White & Black Desk perfectly styled for home Office. Love the graphic black and white art. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: OK, we love hearing people’s answers on this next question. Fill in the blank. People don’t know that I can _____.

VM: Take photographs. It’s important to know how to take good images, whether it’s for our Instagram account (@KapitoMullerInterior), inspiration or portfolio.

Colorful Rorschach Inkblot Art Gallery Wall. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: If you had to choose, what’s your favorite room in a home to design and why?

VM: We love designing kitchens. They have become more than just a room to cook in but a space where a family enjoys to hang out. We love clients who are open to adding different colors and materials.

Mirrored Desk as Bedside Table in a beautiful gray bedroom with a blue upholstered headboard. Love the wall sconce above bed. Design by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers we Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What’s one mistake when it comes to design that you see people make on a consistent basis?

VM: Drapery that does not touch the floor or is hung too low.

Beautiful Gray Living Room designed by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers We Love via Scout & Nimble

S&N: What’s one piece of advice you would be willing to share with someone beginning to decorate a space or someone who wants to tackle making over a room in their own home?

VM: Take it one step at a time. It’s better to find the pieces you love than settle for something else.

Beautiful Bookshelf Styling with Orange & Pink Accessories. Styled by Kapito Muller Interiors | Designers We Love via Scout & Nimble

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