Paloma Contreras is an acclaimed interior designer based in Houston, Texas. 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 an infusion of color. Paloma has honed her distinct eye for style over more than a decade in the design industry. She has developed a reputation for designing beautiful interiors in her signature modern-meets-traditional aesthetic resulting in spaces that feel polished, refined, and effortless. Paloma’s interiors are at once timeless, yet fresh– balancing attention to detail and the intersection of form and function to enhance a well-lived life.
Paloma has repeatedly been 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 Digest, House Beautiful, Vogue, Domino, Luxe, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
Paloma recently debuted a lighting collection with Visual Comfort & Co. She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of design and frequently participates in keynote and panel discussions. Paloma’s first book, Dream Design Live was published by Abrams in September 2018. Her second book, The New Classic Home is slated for an October 2023 release. Her curated retail shop, Paloma & Co opened in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood in January 2019 and has expanded to include a robust online platform. Paloma is currently working on projects in Houston and beyond with clients in Palm Beach, Key Largo, Atlanta, and New York.