Bella Petite Magazine Interior Design Editor At Large Vanessa Deleon
This year I am honored to be an important and influential component at one of the greatest decorating events in New York, “The Architectural Digest Design Show.” This event is perfect timing since my hubby, and I are building another home. Now it’s time to create the design for the most demanding customer I will ever have, my other half!
“Usually, I am the psychologist or a mediator between couples during the design consultation. Finding the perfect design that is going to fit two A-typical personalities is like trying to fit two 10 pounds of potatoes into a 5-pound bag.” For starters, my hubby loves contemporary, and I love French provincial, finding a happy median for both visions can be a difficult task. If not careful this may be grounds for couples counseling sessions, so I thread lightly, putting myself to the ultimate test. Then I use these strategies while working with my clientele.
“Creating a home design for others gives me the opportunity to live vicariously through my clients. Many styles race through my head when I think of designing for myself from modern, eclectic, contemporary, French Provincial, art nouveau, classic and traditional.”