After working 16 years as an interior designer, having had the incredible opportunity of being educated in one of the most sophisticated cities of the world, exposed to centuries of brilliant ideas and incredible creativity, I have come to understand that designing homes is not only a profession but a lifestyle.
My firm offers Personal service to a select high end clientele, infusing a wide knowledge and style that considers the Lifestyle and Integrity of each of my clients. My challenge is to fulfill the highest of expectations and to leave an impression that lasts a lifetime.
Essentially, the starting point of every project is to get to know my clients, their taste and their needs in order to attain not only a beautiful house but also a home that would make them feel comfortable with, fits their lifestyle, and represents who they really are. In the end, their home should really represent and define who they are.
Inspiration can come from anywhere! From my wardrobe and accessories to my personal collection of art and antiques. It is around us, everywhere we go, every minute, every day. You can find it in a flower garden or in a whimsical sky. We just have to stop and understand beauty, the concept and the immensity of the simplest things that are within us.
I have always loved the imperfection of natural things, those that our planet created for us to appreciate. Have you ever stopped yourself and analyzed a flower? The curves, the colors, the smell, the shape? Isn't it beautiful? Those details are my inspiration, the beginning of what I can create, and the concept that describes perfection in all imperfect things.
There is nothing more exciting than incorporating an old beautiful piece into a modern room, the translation as a final result makes it exquisite. Antiques bring in their own piece of history that tells a story and becomes part of your family. It also allows you to mix genres and periods to create a magical space full of memories and great taste that is immediately followed by an incredible touch of glamour.
In recent years, I have had the great fortune to work for many of the most demanding names in the international social scenes - My work takes me from the beautiful shores of Miami Beach to the most fascinating architectural structures of NYC. Internationally, I have worked in S. America, Europe and the Middle East. Although I'm very passionate about residential projects because of the intimate relationships you develop with the client, I am captivated by the creative challenges and gratifications of the commercial world as well.
At this point in my career, I have certainly exceeded many expectations. It is my goal to continue doing so as my career progresses and I keep myself creating lively, magical spaces that inhabit memories and enrich lives. I am one of a lucky few that has truly found my passion.
- Hernan Arriaga