Mark Diaz's Design Portfolio
Mark, an interior designer from Miami, Fla., joins the cast of HGTV Design Star season six. Take a peek at the designs that earned him a spot on the show.
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November 25, 2014
Wallpaper in a bold floral graphic print sets the scene for this modern living space. Elements, like stainless steel, red lacquer and sleek lines, give the room a contemporary feel.
Mid-century modern style and natural elements are combined for a streamlined yet relaxed kitchen. A vintage portrait adds interest and a bit of whimsy to the space.
Teal and chocolate brown horizontal stripes open up the dining room, giving it the illusion of more space. A rustic table and benches combine with a contemporary chandelier for a new-meets-old look.
The stainless-steel island takes center stage in this sleek, modern kitchen. Diaz uses the island to its fullest by incorporating the latest appliances.
Diaz redesigns the Avant-Garde Salon & Spa with a French-influenced style. He draws the eye into the space by creating a checkerboard floor with black Thassos and white crystalline marble.
Elaborate Pedicure Stations
Ornate silver-framed mirrors highlight a single candle crystal sconce. The walls are lined with a raised plush textured felt, which meets with high-gloss lacquered moldings. A tapered tray ceiling features three beautiful crystal chandeliers suspended from baroque-style medallions.
Center of Attention
Diaz uses a hot pink background in a mostly black-and-white space to draw the eye to the spa's product line.
One of the spa's treatment rooms gets a glamorous design with elegant pinstripe wallpaper, a gold leaf ceiling and a Baroque-inspired mirror.
For the Barolo Ristorante in Miami, Fla., Diaz designs an unexpected wine bottle display for their wine tasting bar. Dark woods and low lighting give the space a cozy, inviting ambience, while a large column is covered in mosaic tiles for a touch of sparkle.
Rustic meets contemporary in the main bar and formal dining area of Barolo Ristorante. Sheer curtain panels allow filtered light into the space, while oversized mirrors help to expand the room visually.
Modern Miami Home
The 5,500-square-foot home on Palm Island in Miami features teak ceilings and decking. The modern structure has glass stair railings, custom stainless steel scuppers and a two-story vertical wood and aluminum louvered ribbed screen.
For the kitchen, Diaz sets the scene for the L-shaped kitchen with a German-engineered white-back painted glass. A stainless steel island takes center stage in the space.
Contemporary Master Bathroom
The master bathroom features Wenge floors and ceiling. A monolithic marble tub overlooks the bay, while a cantilevered vanity for two and sleek pendants fit in perfectly to the contemporary design.
Natural and Modern
Organic and contemporary materials are combined to create a modern guest bathroom. Amazonian wood floors ground the room, and Diaz chooses a custom-designed floating vanity and a glass tile feature wall to create some wow-worthy moments in the space.
A 1988 Harvard Law Review book is repurposed into a dominant disclosure end table lamp using Edison-style filament bulbs.
A single bicycle sprocket pendant light creates a rugged spin on luxury.
Repurposed bicycle gear sets are transformed into a multipoint pendant fixture using Edison-style filament bulbs.