San Francisco, CA

Featured in Wallpaper, House Beautiful and Luxe as one of the nation’s top emerging design talents, Eche Martinez is the founder of San Francisco based interior design firm ECHE.

The virtuosity of the firm’s work is influenced by Eche’s background in architecture and luxury branding. His work draws on these experiences as well as a broad range of cultural references to create spaces that feel at once timeless and exciting. His thoughtful use of contemporary art, antiques and custom elements have become distinctive of the firm’s award-winning work. Never limited by the doctrines of any particular style or ephemeral trend, Eche creates environments that feel both timeless and current. Eche believes design should be led by a sense of refinement that is unexpected and approachable.

A native of Buenos Aires, Eche established his design practice in San Francisco after completing studies in Paris. His cosmopolitan eye has landed him a key role in San Francisco’s design community where he caters to a diverse client portfolio. Eche has completed projects for private and public use that include historic, large-scale restorations to cabins on-board the exclusive MS The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht.

Creating public and private spaces, which are at once timeless and memorable, takes more than a vision and a deep understanding of design principles. A successful project that adds value to a space and inspires its users depends on a team focused in high quality standards and executing a systematic approach throughout the duration of the project.

At ECHE we provide design and project management services to fully encompass the execution of ground-up construction, remodeling and decorating projects. We help clients define the vision, budget projections and scope of work for their projects; assembling leadership teams which include partnering with top architects, builders and artisans in multiple markets. Our turn-key services include the creation and presentation of multiple design alternatives for client reviewal, jobsite supervision, ordering of all items including art, custom, antique and vintage furniture items as well as warehousing, international shipping, logistical support, final installation and styling.

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Step Inside Designer Eche Martinez's High-Style Atelier
Since founding his firm in 2015, San Francisco interior designer Eche Martinez has drawn the spotlight for his playful approach to serious design. Grounded in classicism but enlivened by bold, contemporary gestures, his current projects include residences in Belvedere, Seacliff, Kentfield, Portola Valley and beyond. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Martinez studied design and business in his home city and Paris before moving to San Francisco in 2010.
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How One Designer Created an Unforgettable Room
"I'm incredibly inspired by typography — one simple letter can say so many different things!" says Buenos Aires-born Eche Martinez, who developed a Mad Men–esque obsession with branding during an early stint at an ad agency. The 36-year-old approaches his interior design work with a similar emphasis on form. "I want to portray a strong message using the fewest possible elements," he says. This translates to memorable rooms with moody palettes, classic pieces, and a witty mixing of materials (like the marble-topped, grass cloth–framed side tables below). Letter perfect.
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