Savvy Tastemaker: Noa Santos, Co-Founder of Homepolish

Savvy Tastemaker: Noa Santos, Co-Founder of @Homepolish on @SavvyHome

“A lot of people think interior design is about a set of rules, but it’s all about having the space you live in reflect who you are right now”

—Noa Santos

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

ABC Home x Gotham West x Homepolish Apartment • designed by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero

I am so excited about today’s Savvy Tastemaker, because I’m in awe of the business he and his business partner have built in a quick two years! Noa Santos is CEO and co-founder of Homepolish, a game-changing online-based interior design company that offers an affordable alternative to traditional high-end interior design. From celebrity clients to start-up offices, no project is too big or small for the Homepolish team. Featured above is an apartment in Midtown’s Gotham West project designed in collaboration with ABC Home by Noa and fellow Homepolish designer Justin DiPiero.

I sat down with Noa a few weeks ago at the Homepolish headquarters in New York City and he was as approachable as he is savvy. I love picking the brain of creatives and entrepreneurs because they always know what’s up, and Noa is no exception. Anyone who brunches at Gallow Green, stays at the Marlton Hotel, reads Elon Musk and would travel just to eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro (one of my favorite documentaries) can do no wrong in my opinion. Also, can I tag along on this Tokyo trip!?

 

THE BASICS

Name  Noa Santos

Occupation  CEO, Co-Founder at Homepolish

Lives in  New York City

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CITY

Favorite restaurant Shabu Tatsu in the East Village

Sunday brunch  Gallow Green at the McKittrick unless it’ 95 degrees, then Root & Bone in the East Village

It’s cocktail hour, where are you  The Mulberry Project

I walk into your closet, I find pieces from…  Ross Matsubara (my boyfriend) or Zara

Who’s your florist and what do you buy there?  I troll the Flower District on 28th street

 

LET’S ESCAPE FOR A MINUTE

Favorite place in the world  Hawaii, at my beach house (editor’s note: dreamy!)

Favorite hotel  The Marlton Hotel (me too Noa, me too!)

Next destination  Marrakech

Best meal you’ve ever had  Any Saturday at my Grandma’s house

You would travel just to visit  I would travel just about anywhere for sushi so I plan on going to Tokyo to eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro

Bucket list item  Meeting Martha.

 

LET’S GET PERSONAL

Astrological sign  Taurus

Favorite candle  Woods Candle by Apotheke Handmade in Brooklyn

Book on your nightstand  Elon Musk

On your Spotify  Walk the moon

Cocktail of choice  Bombay Sapphire dirty gin martini

If you had to change your career to be anything, what would you be  I can’t do anything else

Who would be on your dream dinner party list  Just Madonna and me (and Ross because he’d kill me if he wasn’t invited)

Share one entertaining secret  Buy the $12 St-Germain carafe and make the perfect champagne cocktail.

 

LET’S CHAT DECOR

Your style in 3 words  Tailored, considered, layered

Fabric of choice  Fur

Go-to bedding  Parachute

Favorite paint color  Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball

Go-to trade person  Joseph Merrill from City & Stone Contracting

Lighting source  Apparatus Studio

Decorating cheap thrill  Vintage furniture at Furnish Green

 

Homepolish Co-Founder Noa Santos's Wish List on @SavvyHome

 

Anthropologie Linen Quentin Chair | Echo Burnt Sienna Distressed Mirror | Eskayel Dynasty Indigo Pillow

L’aviva Indigo Blanket | DwellStudio Slanted Brass Candleholders | Greta de Parry Coleman Stool

 

Interior Design by Noa Santos and Justin DiPiero Photography by Claire Esparros.