Paloma Contreras

Founder & Editor of La Dolce Vita

paloma@palomacontreras

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 honed her distinct eye for style through nearly a decade in the design industry and a lifetime of appreciating beauty in all of its various forms. Paloma is well-versed in a broad range of styles which are executed in a manner that is polished, refined, and effortless. 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.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.

Paloma has been featured in multiple publications and websites including Domino, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Luxe, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, and Forbes which recently named Paloma the #4 on its List of the Top 10 Social Media Influencers in the Home Category. Paloma has been recognized as a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful, is one of LUXE Magazine’s “New Guard” list of 10 Designers to Know, and was recently featured as one of 10 “New Talent” designers in ELLE DECOR.

Paloma frequently works on special projects and collaborations with top brands such as One Kings Lane, Bravo Television, American Express, Miele, Kohler, Kitchen Aid, Serena & Lily, Auberge Resorts, and Peninsula Hotels.

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