Paul Schatz

Award-winning interior designer, Paul Schatz, draws inspiration from his many travels throughout the Latin countries of Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, and his interest in Moroccan studies of Islamic geometric art. The hand-crafted mosaics in his Miraflores, Legend, and Counterpoint collections for New Ravenna are complex, infinite patterns. Miraflores, which means “to watch flowers” in Spanish, has a storied legacy of palaces, monasteries and neighborhoods in Spain and South America. Each pattern is a contemporary abstraction of a classic motif.

Cean Irminger, creative director at New Ravenna, has worked with Paul for many years designing custom mosaics. Of Paul, Cean says, “designing with Paul is always a joy and a masterclass in how to beautifully blend historic inspiration with modern design aesthetics. Each time we work together I am struck by his innate ability to create harmonious palettes that feel ancient yet fresh. His knowledge of design, confidence of vision and respect for the craft have made him the gold standard of a design partnership.”

Paul Schatz started his firm, Interior Design Imports, in 1977. He works with both residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and Mexico. He calls both California and Mexico home.

Paul’s newest mosaic designs: