5 Spaces I Love Series: Paloma Contreras

5 Spaces I Love Series

What started as a team exercise to help define our personal styles has blossomed into a new series spotlighting some of our favorite tastemakers as they share their 5 favorite spaces of all time.

Meet Interior Designer, Paloma Contreras

To kick off the series, we're excited to spotlight 5 favorite spaces as selected by  interior designer & founder of curated retail shop, Paloma & Co, Paloma Contreras. 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 infusion of color. 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 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 DigestHouse BeautifulVogueDominoLuxeTraditional HomeSouthern LivingBetter Homes & GardensThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

We had the pleasure of working with Paloma last year as she styled our Bridgehampton X-Stool in her Houston, TX home, as shown above! We're excited to welcome her back to our blog once again. Scroll below to step inside Paloma's favorite rooms of all time.

Paloma's 5 Favorite Spaces

1. The Solarium in Tory Burch's Southampton Estate:
"I am fascinated by the homes of stylish people who truly know how to live. Tory Burch is not an interior designer, but she has loads of style. Her collaborations with interior designer Daniel Romualdez have yielded some of the most iconic interiors of our generation. The solarium at her home in Southampton is the very definition of relaxed, timeless summer style."


2. Veere Grenney's Folly:
"What's not to love about a folly, especially one painted Temple Pink? I love the beautiful Georgian architecture and the tonal palette which feels anything but muted thanks to the mix of modern and antique furniture. The cut crystal Georgian chandelier and silk balloon shades add the perfect dash of glamour while the natural fiber rug grounds the room. I love bringing together disparate pieces such as these in my own interiors. It's all about the mix-- modern and traditional, rough and luxe, masculine and feminine." 

3. Aerin Lauder's Bedroom in East Hampton:
"Aerin Lauder has beautifully updated her home in East Hampton which formerly belonged to her grandmother Estee Lauder and was decorated by the legendary Mark Hampton. I've always loved her bedroom which is swathed in a chocolate and cream Michael Devine fabric. I've always loved chocolate brown for interiors-- it is moody and cozy, yet feels completely modern. It's very old school to cover everything in the same fabric but something about this room feels completely fresh and timeless."

4. Upper East Side Living Room by Jeffrey Bilhuber:
 "Jeffrey Bilhuber is one of my favorite designers. He is a master at designing beautiful, sumptuous interiors that are at once completely classic and modern at once. He is absolutely fearless with color as you can see in this living room. I love the striking artwork hung in a tight grid. The room is glamour personified."

5. Lee Radziwill's Living Room in Paris:
"Lee Radziwill has always been one of my favorite style icons. She exuded style in every aspect of her life-- from how she dressed to how she decorated right down to how she lived. She famously worked with Renzo Mongiardino on several residences, but if I am not mistaken, she decorated her Parisian apartment on her own. Pink is one of my favorite colors and I love how sophisticated the hue looks in this chic space. The framed Anglo-Indian botanicals are the piece-de-resistance."

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