About Tamara Magel
Having left a successful consulting career in the 1990’s to pursue her passion for interior design, Tamara Magel worked for a number of prestigious design companies before creating Tamara Magel Lifestyle.
She is now parlaying her design expertise into home fashion and fashion with a belief that interior design, like fashion, can change with the seasons, Ms. Magel utilizes neutral furniture pieces and alters home accessories throughout the year. Having already created a number of custom furniture lines, the natural next step was to delve into home and fashion accessories. Inspired by runway couture, her vision was to bring fashion into furniture and vice versa.
She has a love for using exceptional textiles and materials from around the world – such as organically dyed yarns, knits, macrame and beads – to bleached woods and natural stone. The interplay of inspired textures, colors, natural materials and clean lines define her distinctive, comfortable style.
Tamara’s work is infused by an inspired world-view of “weaving cultures” – reinterpreting heritages and local traditions into an exotic tapestry of design. Her lifestyle brand is one that is “at home in the world” and reflects a stylish and easy approach to living well. She has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The New York Times and Lonny magazines, among others.
Tamara started her own interior design business eleven years ago in Washington, DC. In 2011, she opened a showroom in New York’s Soho, to showcase her furniture, paint and bedding collections and will now be Launching in the Hamptons.
Tamara has the utmost respect for the environment and tries to utilize the cleanest approach for materials when launching her products. One of Tamara’s long term goals is to assist in enabling women in developing countries to create better lives for themselves and their communities.