Phoenix-based interior designer Ernesto Garcia has won an award for excellence for his latest remodel project. The remodel, which was featured in leading industry publication Trends magazine earlier this month, transformed an ordinary bathroom into a bright, elegant space with the use of mosaics and light.
The project won an award for Excellence from the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.
“I’m delighted with the award,” said Mr Garcia, “I’m passionate about interior design and this project was a particular favourite of mine. Trends magazine is one of the most important publications in my field, so it’s great to get recognition for my work.”
A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Mr Garcia has a degree in architecture alongside long experience in interior design, which makes him uniquely adept at solving problems related to construction. “So much of design is about how to use the space”, he explained. “Sometimes it’s not possible to move the position of basic units, particularly in a bathroom where the plumbing needs to stay in place. It’s necessary to come up ways to make the best use of the space you have available, even when there are limiting factors.”
Besides construction, Mr Garcia has an eye for colour and is as well-known for his care in choosing fabrics and materials as for his skills in construction. His services span every aspect of residential and commercial design, from total project concepts which create a space from scratch, to room remodelling, room interiors, surface and furnishing selections, flooring and layout.
His designs have been featured in over a dozen publications and he has worked for clients all over the world, not just in the USA. “I’ve travelled extensively and my designs reflect this”, he explained. “I’m endlessly curious about how colour affects our lives – a space can be beautifully transformed by attention to the way the light works in the room. My style is classical and innovative at once – I always try to find a way to achieve warm and efficient light reflectance.”
Ernesto has an enviable 100% satisfaction rating from his clients and plans to expand his fast-growing business beyond Phoenix. “My clients are everywhere,” he said, “it’s wonderful to work with so many – next year is shaping up to be very busy indeed, which is very exciting.”