I am originally from Venezuela but I have had the opportunity to live in Puerto Rico, I finished my Senior year of High School in Minnesota then I moved to Tampa to go to college where I studied Chemical Engineering. After graduation, I moved to Miami to work in the cement industry. After almost three years, I quit my job and left Miami and everything behind to move to Paris (France) to learn French. Ouu la la!!
I met my husband and in 2010 I decided to move back to France for real. I worked as a Process Engineer in the Oil & Gas industry from 2012 to about 2020. Then the pandemic arrived and I realized I was no longer happy working as an engineer (it never was my passion, to be honest).
During the first lockdown I learned how to draw and paint using watercolors (besides making pasta from scratch) and I loved it! I didn’t know I had a “creative” side to me and I started to think about changing careers because in my head I was DONE with engineering.
I decided to become an Interior Designer because I love playing with volumes within the space of a room and how to make it more functional, I guess that is the engineering side of me, but also because it is a beautiful and creative career. Choosing what type of materials, textiles, colors, etc. I absolutely love it. Changing careers is the second best decision of my life – the first one was moving to Paris to learn French (wink).
I would love to share with you a few of my works as an Interior Designer. I created a series on my website of how I decorate using different styles and even how I would decorate celebrities’ homes like Lizzo or the “Man of the Hour” – Pedro Pascal.
Everything starts by getting inspired, for the Lizzo design board I was listening to her music and I thought that it’ll be fun to decorate her living room. I watched a few of her shows and interviews on YouTube and from that, I started imagining how to put everything together (colors, materials, furniture) that she’d like.
For the “Glam Style” mood board and design board, I imagined what Jennifer Lopez’s home would look like, and for Pedro Pascal, well I fell into the trap of his charm, I watched interview videos and listened to a podcast where he talks about art.
I hope you enjoy these mood boards and design boards as much as I do creating and sharing them.
This is how I imagined Pedro Pascal’s living room. Using warm colors and materials that give a feeling of comfort and relaxation. It is very masculine but with a few curvy lines to add a touch of femininity to the design as a whole.
Sofa: Winsen – Drawer (La Redoute) Coffee Table: Terrel – High Fashion Home Chairs: Radar Rotating – Carlos Motta & The Chieftain Chair – Finn Juhl Light Fixture: Levity Bow – Graypants Floor Lamp: Margin – New Works (John Astbury) Rug: Labyrinthe Boucle – Pierre Frey Wall Art: Henri Rousseau, The Dream 1910 Side Table: Saron Global Bazaar Antique Brass Side Table – Kathy Kuo Home
This is how I would imagine either a living room inspired by Barbie or even Barbie hanging out here.
Sofa: “Lithos” – Mavimatt Armchairs: “Arp Chair” – Dmitry & Co Coffee tables: “Orlando Contemporary Crystal Table” – Reflections Copenhagen Ceiling Light: “Gervasoni” – Paola Navone Console: “Orbit” – Alexia Mintsouli x Alex Mint Mirror: “Soufflé Mirror” – Luca Nichetto x La Manufacture Rug: “Glow” – Dinosaur Designs Wall Art: I drew and painted this based on “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer
This living room is so fancy yet cozy. There is a lof of golden metallics but the warmth of the wood marries so well with the rest of the board.
Sofa: Candelaria Contemporary Sofa – AD HOC Sideboard: Refus Sideboard by HOMMÉS Studio Coffee table: JINYE Coffee Table – Studio MVW Chairs: AM.PM Fauteuil Noyer Massif & Bouclette, Izag by La Redoute Light fixture: Strada Large Linear Chandelier – Kelly Wearstler Rug: Tapis Abstrait – Maison Sarah Lavoine Wall art: My version of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”