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2020 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens
Paloma Contreras is an award-winning interior decorator, tastemaker, and design blogger based in Houston, Texas. Paloma’s design sensibility is a modern take on traditional style– gravitating towards classic silhouettes and timeless pieces paired with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color.
Paloma has been named to ELLE DECOR‘s prestigious “A-List” of the top designers in the world. She has also been recognized as a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful, is a member of LUXE Magazine’s “Gold List”, and was named #4 on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 Social Media Influencers in the Home category.
Paloma believes that the most beautiful interiors are also the most personal. Her first book, Dream Design Live, was published by Abrams in September 2018. And she recently launched Paloma & Co, a highly curated retail concept for the home.
"Dream Design Live"
“The book is meant to inspire, yet it also offers a wealth of valuable takeaways and tangible design advice,” says the ever-savvy creative. Inspire it does.
The coffee-table catalogs 14 of Contreras’ residential projects over three sections: Dream focuses on finding inspiration in your own creative life; Design is chock-full of tried-and-true tidbits to guide a reader’s future projects; and Live is Entertaining 101, La Dolce Vita-style. Though the pages are marked by such traditional design elements as foo dog bookends, Louis XVI chairs and curly monograms, there’s a decidedly contemporary touch to everything Contreras does. “I gravitate toward classic silhouettes and timeless pieces paired with a touch of glamour,” says the Contreras.
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