Award Winning Mexican Interiors with Mariangel Coghlan

Architect and founder of her eponymous firm, Mariangel Coghlan is a leader in the world of Mexican interior design. She is the wife of an artist and mother of four, an entrepreneur by trade with a passion for beauty and an eye for color.

She has received recognition in the form of awards such as the Luxury Lifestyle Awards and the “Cruz de Tolsá” medal, among others. Mariangel has been listed in the Top 15 Best Designers by Entrepreneurs Herald and New York City Journal on multiple occasions. She draws on over 25 years of experience to complete a wide range of projects throughout Mexico and abroad.

Just like many drawn to creative endeavors, Mariangel has inspirations, favorite projects, and a unique perspective on the industry.

Join us as we take a peek inside the creative mind of Mariangel Coghlan in this edition of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire.


Meet Mariangel Coghlan in the Lh Design Questionnaire


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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

In my opinion, happiness is doing something you are passionate about and also contributes to improving people’s lives. I believe that to be happy you have to focus on a grateful attitude towards life, enjoying all the good things that are offered to us every day. And if you also have the support of your family, life becomes wonderful and fascinating.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Without a doubt, my greatest pride in my life is my marriage. I have been married for 25 years and I am still very much in love with my husband and are very grateful for the four wonderful children we have.

What profession does your alter ego have?

Film and video producer.

The project you will never forget.

An architectural project for a countryside house that we created from the ground up, we devised the interior design and executed everything. I am fond of it because we saw the empty lot and envisioned our clients’ dreams years before they were able to see it become a reality.

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Your favorite business tool or resource.

My iPhone’s camera and the photo editor.

The most timeless design.

The lounger chair by Clara Porset.

The biggest design faux pas.

Starting a project without having landed on a concept or guiding idea.

Your design motto.

If you can dream it, you can create it.

Our publisher, KOKET, makes statement décor. If you were to design a room around one of their pieces, which would it be, and why?

I would design a foyer where the centerpiece would be the Opium Cabinet since the design and its details make it the protagonist of the space.

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Love Happens when…

Beauty is a common ground because it gives rise to deep and intense experiences that go beyond words and reach out directly to everyone’s heart.

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