My roots are Cuban, my home has always been South Florida and my passion for interior decorating is as true and a part of me as my love for my husband, my family and God. Spending time on the water is another love and one that influences my decorating style. The beauty of the ocean and all her wonders, the smell of the salt air, the feel of the sand and the soft rustle of the palm fronds in a breeze all combine to soothe and feed my soul. This is my happy place. These relaxing colors of nature and the casual vibe of the islands, and South Florida living, are a common thread to the Sol y Mar Interiors aesthetic.

I'm Alina Maddox

I design stylishly simple, casually chic spaces so you can feel more inspired by and connected to your home.

I spent 18 years in Retail Merchandising working for distinguished apparel manufacturers Levi Strauss & Co., Tommy Hilfiger and Eileen Fisher. In 2010 I left that world behind to slow things down a bit, savor life more and work with my husband in his retail business. Being blessed to now have a very relaxed work schedule allowed me plenty of time to scratch the creative decorating itch that has always been in me. Throughout the past 9 years I’ve had the opportunity to update the homes of several friends and family members. In 2017 I took on a full gut renovation of our home in Islamorada which we completed last year. Seeing and hearing the positive reactions from the people that mean the most to me has been incredibly fulfilling. I feel so grateful to be able to make someone love their home again or, even really, for the first time. I’m also grateful to my husband, for trusting me to take our home down to the studs and release (and realize) all the potential for the bright and beautiful space I knew she could be. God has blessed me in so many ways. I thank Him for the talents and skills He gave me, and for the dream He put in my heart of taking the plunge and starting Sol y Mar Interiors. I know to the depths of my soul that this is what I was always meant to do. When I’m not decorating (or thinking about decorating!) you can find me with the love of my life, Cy, on our boat (or in the water) with an ice cold Corona in hand, at our home in Islamorada.  Cheers!

In 2010 I left the fashion industry behind to slow things down a bit, savor life more and scratch the creative decorating itch that has always been in me. Throughout the past 9 years I’ve had the opportunity to update the homes of several friends and family members. In 2016 I took on a full gut renovation of our home in Islamorada which we completed last year. Seeing and hearing the positive reactions from the people that mean the most to me has been incredibly fulfilling.

 I feel so grateful to be able to make someone love their home again or, even really, for the first time. I’m also grateful to my husband, for trusting me to take our home down to the studs and release (and realize) all the potential for the bright and beautiful space I knew she could be. God has blessed me in so many ways. I thank Him for the talents and skills He gave me, and for the dream He put in my heart of taking the plunge and starting Sol y Mar Interiors. I know to the depths of my soul that this is what I was always meant to do. When I’m not decorating (or thinking about decorating!) you can find me with the love of my life, Cy, on our boat (or in the water) with an ice cold Corona in hand, at our home in Islamorada.

— stacy, woodbridge house

"Alina has a way of making what seems to be a difficult project feel easy and achievable."

My lifestyle is a casual one. Cy and I love relaxing at home and hosting informal gatherings with family and friends. It’s this easygoing, relaxed attitude and vibe that invites you to linger over cocktails or conversation that I like to re-create for others.

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I believe you can have a beautiful, meaningful and stylish home without breaking the bank. No two budgets are the same & no two outcomes are the same. I will always do my best to give you the biggest impact for your investment.    

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Life by the water influences my decorating aesthetic. It’s in my blood: the sea, sand, driftwood and native trees and plants. Mostly soothing, neutral shades with pops of color layered in, natural fibers & textures like jute, sisal, wood, linen and leather define my style.

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SOL Y MAR INTERIORS PROVIDES JOYFUL, COLLABORATIVE INTERIOR DECORATING FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS THEIR HOME TO TELL THEIR STORY.

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