Ana Claudia

A native of Brazil, Miami-raised, long time resident of Brooklyn and now resident of Upstate NY, Ana Claudia is just as eclectic and diverse as her background.

Upon graduating from Florida International University with a Liberal Arts Degree focused in Architecture, Ana Claudia worked in architecture for about a decade only to realize she loved working in interior design. For 5 years she worked at Ligne Roset as an interior designer where she honed her skills not just in design but also became a better listener and developed strong customer service. While at Ligne Roset Ana Claudia also started her design company first as a jewelry company known as ACD Jewelry and soon after she decided to solely focus on interiors and never regretted a moment since.

A couple years working as an interior designer, Ana Claudia met her husband through a long time friend and sister of her husband Aaron Smyle. Aaron's and Ana Claudia's personalities not only connected but they also connected because they are both small business owners who are passionate about their careers. Soon after they moved in together…

“We moved into our ‘dream apartment’ in Brooklyn. I was content in the city and considered myself a New Yorker. My husband is an owner and accountant for Smyle & Associates, and I had my interior design company in the city.”

Yet less than 6 months after moving in, the couple took a weekend trip to Beacon. They fell in love with Upstate New York, and a new adventure had begun.

“Before we knew it, we had a realtor on speed dial and we’re looking for houses.” Soon after making an offer, Ana Claudia and her husband became the proud owners of a pristine condition midcentury modern home. Hello full gut renovation!

“By the time the extensive renovations were complete, we couldn’t wait to move in and live in the Hudson Valley full time.”

Today the interior designer is making a name for herself with projects in Hudson Valley New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.  Her work can be seen on Goop, Homepolish Magazine, Rue Magazine, Domino Magazine, and Hudson Valley Magazine




I have been working with Ana Claudia for 3 years and I love everything she has done. Incredibly talented, responsive, and takes great pride in her work. She is an incredible guide in any design project and is super easy to work with. I would recommend her hands down!!
— Lauren A.
Ana Claudia redesigned our office space in Flatiron NYC and did such an amazing job creatively and efficiently transforming the space. She had a great bedside manner, listened and responded accordingly, was professional, timely and stayed within budget. All around wonderful to work with! I would definitely use her on my next project.
— Dina R.
Ana Claudia did a wonderful job helping us pull together a great mix of masculine and feminine. She really took time to help understand what I was looking for, and I am very happy with the results. When people come over, they say it looks like a magazine! Ana-Claudia was lovely to work with, and I am hoping I can work with her again one day.
— Elizabeth G.
Ana-Claudia was very kind, thorough, and honest. I asked a lot of questions about design and she was able to answer them promptly. She made me feel very comfortable.
— Sorah K.