Interiors Inspired By The Baja
All designers create focusing on balancing form with function. Being an Interior Designer means taking this one step further. I have to take this balancing act and blend it with the ‘living flavor’ of a single person. And as if that isn’t challenging enough, every client, regardless of where they’re from, have ideas of what Mexico-design looks and feels like – it’s like cooking the favorite meal of a single person at a party attended by 50 international would-be-food-critics.
“Instead of telling you how punctual, professional and budget conscious I am, I’m going to share real words about who I really am and the style I’ve come to call my own after 20 years of designing interiors in Los Cabos.”
“Hopefully these words will be more than those you choose to express my work to others. I hope they will become how we define our coffee talks, fabric hunts and design times – ultimately the space we create together.”
“Importing everything, even from main land Mexico, is starting to create the perception that Baja design and its elements are easily accessible and ‘trendy-disposable’. More and more, I’m looking for, and working with local artisans and work-smiths; Returning to the originality and the uniqueness of what’s Los Cabos-chic.”
“I think clients are personalities first. They have desires, insecurities and fears just as much as they have demands, tastes and past experiences. How do I choose what’s important and what’s not? – Subjective objectiveness, detached empathy and patient rushing. If you think these restrictions are impossible, come to one of my on-site installations and I’ll show you how they’re achieved.”
“I’m not going to jump into bed with the ‘Old & New Trend’. Blending tradition with modernity is something that has to be done carefully, and with respect. I think it’s more important to design around the life of a customer’s style, even when others think it’s out-of-style. Clients have lived full lives, as their designer it’s my job to celebrate it, not discard it for what’s next or expected.”
“When designers try to justify their style or prices with professional accreditations, affliations and even accolades, I always think to myself, shouldn’t these be professional essentials, not selling features? Seriously, regardless of the industry, I wouldn’t use a provider that didn’t have them. Why should an interior designer be any different? I would rather have a happy client sell my abilities to someone new, than a paid-for advertisement.”