Paloma Contreras

Paloma Contreras is an award-winning interior designer and tastemaker 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 honed her distinct eye for style over more than a decade in the design industry and a lifetime of appreciating beauty in all of its various forms. She has developed a reputation for designing beautiful interiors in a broad range of styles which are executed in a manner that is polished, refined, and effortless. Paloma’s interiors are at once timeless, yet fresh– balancing attention to detail and the intersection of form and function to enhance a well-lived life.

Paloma has been repeatedly named to the prestigious ELLE Decor “A-List” of the top interior designers in the world. She has also been recognized as a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful and has been named to LUXE Magazine’s “Gold List”. In 2017, Paloma was named #4 on the Forbes list of the Top Social Media Influencers in the Home category and has one of the Top 10 Instagram accounts to follow for interior design according to ELLE Decor. Paloma and her work have been featured in numerous publications and websites including ELLE Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue, Domino, Luxe, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Better Homes & GardensThe New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

This fall, Paloma will debut an extensive lighting collection with Visual Comfort & Co, inspired by Paloma’s love of French Moderne design. Paloma previously released a licensed collection featuring decorative accessories, bedding, textiles, and lighting with Williams Sonoma Home and has also worked on special projects with top brands such as One Kings Lane, Bravo Television, American Express, Kitchen Aid, Kohler, Auberge du Soleil, and Peninsula Hotels. Paloma’s first book, Dream Design Live was published by Abrams in September 2018. She is currently working on her second book, due out in 2023. Her curated retail shop, Paloma & Co opened in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood in January 2019. In April 2020, Paloma launched The Style Files Podcast which features thoughtful, engaging conversations with design luminaries. In her free time, Paloma enjoys traveling with her husband, Fabian and spending time with their infant daughter Margot and sweet dog Tate.

"While many try, there are few who can master effortless sophistication like Paloma Contreras." - Domino Magazine
"Our homes can be tools for living the lives we want. They provide an environment where we can retreat from the rest of the world and set the stage for the type of life we want to live."
"I’ve come to realize that la dolce vita starts at home because that’s where we are our truest selves."

The Firm

Our firm believes that every home should be a reflection of the people who inhabit its walls. Through our signature design approach, we develop a comprehensive, bespoke plan suited to each individual project resulting in comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of our clients’ tastes, interests, and lifestyles. Our team strives to make the design process as enjoyable and stress-free for our clients as possible. We pride ourselves in the attention to detail and personal approach we bring to every project. As a result of our commitment to excellence and signature design experience, we have a 92% client return rate with past clients coming back to Paloma Contreras Design for new projects.

We believe that the most beautiful interiors are also the most personal and that the functionality of a home is as important as its beauty. While based in Houston, we have also completed projects in The Hamptons, Santa Barbara, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, and Chicago and are currently working on projects throughout the country.