About Us

motivo (moˈtivo)
transitive verb (giustificare) to give reasons for
masculine noun: (disegno) design, pattern


So why “Motivo” Home? You see, there is so much reason and thought behind this business, aesthetically and functionally, but also in the sense of family and a passion for design, build and creativeness. And the name had to be Italian, as a tribute to the Fava’s second home, heritage and because pasta and wine, obviously Husband and wife team with three young boys, Andrea & Rik Fava, Designer & Builder, owners & creators of Motivo Home.

A residential interior | exterior design & build company striving to create balanced living spaces that represent the personalities and lifestyles of it’s clientele. With over 12 years of experience in home construction & design, their expertise is in creating luxury spaces, that are elegant, contemporary and practical. After traveling to many countries worldwide, living in Rome and London, Andrea & Rik’s experiences have undoubtedly influenced their eye and overall style.

By establishing long-term and reliable partnerships with various high-quality vendors and trades they have been entrusted with their clients’ entire design & build process. From conception to completion, their services range from new construction, interior and exterior renovations, finishes and furnishings, new pool construction and remodels, summer kitchens, ,turn-key design, furniture and architectural details. Andrea & Rik will turn your house into YOUR home.

Meet the team


Andrea is the owner and lead designer of Motivo Home. She is driven by the philosophy that extraordinary design lies in between the combination of luxury and practicality. Andrea’s whole life has been devoted to the arts, before pursuing her passion for Interior Design, Andrea was a professionally trained ballet dancer performing with the Orlando Ballet. All things girly and now the mother of three boys, Andrea will happily design a fancy pink nursery any chance she gets. What Motivates: my family, pasta & wine and our client’s smiling Faces. Favorite Quote: “be the change you wish to see in the world”


Rik, the 2nd most interesting man in the world, according to Andrea, is the Licensed Builder of the Team. He was born in the UK but spent most of his life in Rome, Italy. Born of an Italian father, British mother and younger brother to Ian, he grew up exposed to different cultures across Europe and Africa, where he lived for 30 years. With a passion for anything extreme…13 years of skydiving and a helicopter license, you won’t be surprised to hear that Rik’s favorite day is #demoday! What to know He loves everything that has to do with sports, maintains a regular workout routine, gets out on the boat anytime he can and coaches his Sons Baseball Teams. The little time that he does sit down… you will find him watching the Eagles or the Phillies.. and in true Italian Style he will be screaming at the TV. "Success Doesn't come to those who live ordinary lives"


Alexia is a Miami native who’s made Longwood her home for the last 20 years. She started working in the Construction industry when she was 17. She quickly realized her heart was in the building process….loved seeing ideas on paper come to complete realization. With strong Project Management, Office skills and a “whatever it takes attitude” Alexia is a perfect Motivo Team member. Her favorite part of the entire process is the final accessories — like the jewelry to an outfit, the proverbial icing on the cake. Motivators: her sweet family — especially her kids, coffee, jewelry and more accessories, more coffee — being outside in the sunshine, Prosecco, reading... more coffee..Dogs, the beach, and even more coffee... The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. Isak Dinesen


Rachel was born and raised in Apopka, Florida. She is in her final year at Seminole State College of Florida seeking a Bachelors of Science Degree in Interior Design. From a young age, Rachel has enjoyed the visual arts. She is able to think analytically which prompted her initially to pursue a degree in architecture. After realizing that her interest is really in the interiors of homes, she has loved every second of being in the interior design world. Rachel strives to make spaces just as functional as they are beautiful. Rachel’s favorite part of the design process is the install days, when all of the hard work has paid off and the design is showcased. Rachel’s strong work ethic and positivity makes her an asset to Motivo Home. Rachel is a lover of sushi, coffee, LaCroix, ballet, and her dog Walter.


Ian is the MOST interesting man in the world according to himself, Is the technology, web, back office… everything for Motivo. Was Born in the UK, lived in Africa for 7 years as a child and then moved to Rome with his Parents and Rik, where he still resides with his beautiful Wife Mimosa and children Adriano and Sole. In true Italian style Ian has a passion for “Calcio” and on Sunday mornings you will find him playing semi-professional soccer, giving the young 20 year olds a run for their money! In the afternoons he will be off to the stadium with Adriano and Sole to watch Lazio. He also developed a love for aquariums, personally owning a 140 gallon marine aquarium with fish and corals from all over the world. When his beloved Lazio team in not playing at home at their local stadium then just like his brother Rik he will screaming at the TV.