Throughout South Florida and up the northeast coast, Joseph Fava is known as a design visionary. From his personal style to his many commercial and home interiors projects, he is inspired by art, travel, color and, of course, fashion.
“I love the transformative process, both aesthetically and the way design changes the lives of our clients,” he says. “My favorite projects are renovations because I love taking something old and transforming it into something magnificent.”
Now entering his 17th year as the principal of Fava Design Group, the interior designer began his firm with a dream of entrepreneurship—something that was passed down to him through his family. Before launching his firm, Fava was the fourth generation to work at his family’s produce business in Baltimore (at one time, one of the largest produce companies on the East Coast). And after decades in the interior design industry, Fava still finds time to give back. “It has been quite the ride and I have worked with some amazing clients, but I am most proud of the charity work we have done for at-risk children at Kid Sanctuary in Florida and St. Vincent’s Villa in Maryland,” says Fava. “I know for a fact that lives can be changed when people are surrounded by beauty, and I love the fact that through my business we have used our talents to help children in need.”
What’s on the horizon for Fava? “My business is thriving and I believe it will continue that trajectory, so I am thankful for our projects. What I am most hopeful for is that I meet my soulmate this year,” he says. “And what is most important to me is that my family and friends remain healthy.”