Paloma’s Top 5: Kitchen Faucets

June 29, 2018

Get the Look: Parq Deck-Mount Bridge Faucet with Sidespray | Tuscan Brass Hunley Single Handle | Julia One Hole High Profile | Regulator Gooseneck Double Spout | Henry Three Hole Gooseneck Kitchens are among my favorite spaces to design for clients because they are essentially the center of the home…

2018 ELLE DECOR A-LIST PARTY

June 15, 2018

Last week, I flew to New York for the 2018 ELLE DECOR A-List party. Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Whitney Robinson in partnership with Hudson Yards, the event was held on the terrace for a penthouse by Zaha Hadid. It was wonderful being amongst so many incredibly…

Artist Spotlight: Alexis Walter

June 1, 2018

One of our favorite artists here at Paloma Contreras Design is the talented, Alexis Walter. The New Orleans-based artist specializes in beautiful abstract, mixed media paintings in various pastel palettes with extraordinary depth and texture. Her paintings work beautifully in any environment, be it traditional, modern,…

Rugs: Oushak

May 25, 2018

Rugs are an important design element as they literally set the foundation for a room and also provide a great way to add texture and character to your space. Oushak rugs have become a favorite in our office and we have used them almost as…

On My Bookshelf: Must Have Books for Spring

May 18, 2018

Every spring and fall, I eagerly anticipate the new book releases. I am legitimately addicted to books and have always been fascinated by them. One of my favorite memories from my childhood is of my mom taking me to the public library every couple of…

ELLE DECOR A-LIST

May 9, 2018

I am truly thrilled, honored, and humbled to share that I have been named to ELLE DECOR’s prestigious A-List this year amongst so many designers I admire as well as several good friends, which makes the honor even more special. It honestly feels like a…

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 4, 2018

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I know you must be in full brainstorming mode to find the perfect gift for the special women in your life. You may have seen my Mother’s Day gift guide last week on La Dolce Vita Blog, but…

Monograms 101

April 13, 2018

In the fast-paced and commercialized environment we live in these days, I always appreciate when there is a touch of personalization in the home. Where I live in the South, monograms are an element that have always been and always will be a source of…

Paloma’s Top 5: Barstools

March 30, 2018

I love to design kitchens. My style ranges from completely traditional to refreshingly clean-lined and modern. I usually stick with a neutral color palette on the cabinets, counter tops and back splash and like to add touches of color in the hardware, light fixtures, rugs…

Meet the PCD Team: Mary Kate Carl

March 23, 2018