Paula’s interiors are beautiful, functional and timeless. “I merge modern furniture with classic and ethnic accessories,” she says, adding that she favors “clean, crisp lines, a neutral palette with pops of color, and a mix of textures and materials.” It’s a globetrotter aesthetic that translates to interestingly layered, eye-catching spaces that also speak to her clients’ needs.
Paula received her bachelor’s degree in interior design with honors from Arte AC in Monterrey, Mexico; studied architecture at The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education; and studied product and industrial design at École de Création Management in Paris. She has spent more than a decade in the design realm, and has designed high-end residential homes, model homes, mixed-use projects and commercial properties including large department stores, worldwide.
Born in Miami, Paula was raised in her hometown, as well as Mexico City and Northern California. She is American, Mexican and Hungarian, and trilingual: she speaks English, Spanish and French. “My upbringing has given me a greater understanding of different cultures,” she says. In her free time, she paints and practices graphic design. They are hobbies she believes translate well to her work at Cantoni, where appreciates the “extensive selection of sophisticated, innovative and authentic products,” she says.
Get to know Paula:
What three words best describe your design style?
Creative, innovative and memorable.
Who are your design icons?
Charles and Ray Eames.
What’s on your nightstand?
A Himalayan salt lamp, a small bowl with crystals, and the Tao Te Ching.