Growing up in Paris with national poet of Spain Frederico Garcia-Lorca as a granduncle and one of Paris’ most revered jewellery designers as a father, it is not surprising that Isabelle turned towards a more creative occupation after graduating in Paris as a language major. Moving to California in the mid-80’s, Isabelle studied interior design and upon completing her training in 1987, she remained in Los Angeles and formed interior design consultancy Robisa Design International with business partner Robert Arambulo. In the years that followed, the duo garnered much critical acclaim for their imaginative work on both commercial properties and private homes across the United States, including a five-star hotel in Toronto and a number of residential projects in New York and Beverly Hills. Isabelle relocated to Singapore 25 years ago and established the interior design consultancy, Isabelle Miaja & Associates (IMA Interiors Pte. Ltd.), specialising in boutique hotels and high-end residential development projects. In 2009, IMA Interiors grew to become what is now known as MIAJA Design Group with its headquarters based in Singapore and continues to expand, with branch offices in London and Manila.