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…


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

Meet the PCD Team: Amanda Tharp

March 16, 2018

Rugs: Natural Fiber

March 13, 2018

{All Photos: Paloma Contreras Design} One of the most important design elements in any space is texture. Texture can be added through a variety of mediums—lamps, art, layered pillows, drapery trim, books, and so on. One of the most impactful ways to add texture to…

Paloma’s Guide to Houston in Flower Magazine

March 9, 2018

Flower Magazine was kind enough to feature all of my favorite things about Houston in a wonderful ten page spread in their March issue called “My Hometown“. Be sure to pick up an issue to read all about my favorite restaurants (and sips), places to shop, and…

Meet the PCD Team: Devon Liedtke

March 7, 2018