People of Belarte - Alvin Wayne

Alvin Wayne is an interior designer based in the bustling heart of New York City. With an impeccable eye for detail and talent for blending the old with the new, Alvin transforms spaces into captivating stories. Passion for music, along with Alvin’s love for art, theater, architecture, history, and good food, not only inspires his designs but also breathes life into any space he takes on.


The passion for design is deeply rooted in appreciation for beauty and exquisite experiences. For Alvin, fashion and interior are two sides of the same coin. Both forms of art celebrate form, function, and the fine balance found in between. Alvin's design philosophy isn't just about decorating spaces, it’s about curating lifestyles that resonate with elegance and sophistication.



Alvin's home

When entering Alvin's New York City apartment we are immediately greeted by the enchanting design of wall murals. To Alvin, wall murals are more than just decorative elements. For him, wall murals are pieces of art which all tell a story. Whether it’s a serene landscape that invites tranquility or a bold abstract design that elicits a “wow” moment. The wall murals used in his interior design transform rooms into immersive storytelling experiences.



Alvin’s Five Go-To Design Tricks

Seamlessly blending timeless elegance with contemporary flair, Alvin shares his top five design tricks that infuse his projects with unique character and charm. Get a glimpse into the artistry behind his captivating creations and learn how to transform your own spaces with these expert tips.

Mirrors: Alvin swears by the transformative power of mirrors. Mirrors have the effect of reflecting light and creating the illusion of a larger, more open space. Plus, when the search for the perfect art piece becomes challenging at times, a well-placed mirror can be a beautiful yet simple addition.

Low-Profile Furniture: To create the illusion of height in a room, Alvin often opts for low-profile furniture. This approach not only maximizes vertical space but also lends a modern, uncluttered look.



Multiple Light Sources: Alvin’s spaces are always warmly lit. When designing a space he tends to use floor lamps, table lamps and sconces to create a cozy ambiance. Thanks to his use of multiple light sources his decorated spaces avoid the harshness of overhead lighting.

Rugs: Rugs are essential for defining spaces within a room. Alvin ensures that the rugs he chooses are the right size to anchor furniture and pull the design together cohesively. 

Layered Textures: For Alvin, texture is key to an interesting room. By mixing different materials and fabrications, he creates depth and tactile appeal that invite touch and admiration. 



Inspiration from All Corners

Initial design inspirations are as varied as they are vibrant. Social media, Pinterest, and design books are staples, but his true muse is understanding the way people live. He listens intently to clients, understanding their needs and desires, and also pays attention to fashion trends, which often forecast what’s hot in home design.

Crafting Client Visions

Understanding a client's wishes while encouraging them to refine their interior design vision is an art Alvin has mastered. He delves into their lifestyle, everything from their favorite music and meals to their social preferences. This holistic understanding allows Alvin to create spaces where clients feel safe, comfortable, and can be their most aspirational version of themselves. 

As for what’s next, Alvin remains open and ready for whatever comes his way. His adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges ensure that the future, whatever it holds, will be as beautifully designed as his interiors. For a deeper dive into Alvin’s world, you can find him on all social platforms under his name, Alvin Wayne.

Visit his website at to explore more of his inspiring work.