Paloma Contreras

Founder & Editor of La Dolce Vita


Paloma Contreras is an interior decorator, tastemaker, and design blogger based in Houston, Texas.

Paloma launched her widely read blog, La Dolce Vita in 2007 and her Houston interior design business followed as her readers’ interest in her style grew.

Paloma has been featured in multiple publications and websites including the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, 002 Houston, Apartment Therapy, Rue Magazine, Adore Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and Casa Sugar. Paloma has also worked on special projects with top brands such as One Kings Lane, Bravo Television, American Express, and Hilton Luxury Brands. Recently, Paloma became an online contributor for beloved shelter magazine, Domino.

Paloma has honed her distinct eye for style through her work as a blogger, editor, and decorator resulting in an aesthetic that is polished and refined, yet maintains an effortless ease. 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. Through her design approach, Paloma is able to create comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of her clients’ tastes, interests, and lifestyles. Paloma believes that the most beautiful interiors are also the most personal.

In her free time, Paloma loves traveling with her husband, Fabian and spending time with their sweet dog, Tate.

La Dolce Vita aims to bring a fresh, glamorous, and stylish approach to every facet of life. La Dolce Vita’s mission is to be your preeminent source for fabulous interior design stories, new decorating ideas, the latest in fashion and accessories, unique perspectives on entertaining, and travel features sure to inspire a case of wanderlust. In March 2014, Paloma received the award for Best Overall Design Blog and was inducted into the Design Bloggers Hall of Fame by Traditional Home at the Design Bloggers Conference. Recently, La Dolce Vita was named one of “The 26 Best Design Blogs” by Domino and “One of 30 Bloggers to Watch in 2015” by Southern Living. Paloma and her dog, Tate were also featured on the cover of the Winter 2015 issue of Domino.