After a 35-year career that originated in high-fashion and culminated in a thriving, highly popular interior design studio, Umberto left his New York and LA client base for warmer climes and since spring of 2012, has called Puerto Vallarta home. “I began my career in New York City and Los Angeles, where I worked as a designer in the homes of the rich, famous and iconic,” exclaimed Umberto. “Now that I live happily south of the border in my new home of Puerto Vallarta, I am excited to bring my interior design insights to my wonderful neighbors and remarkable community.”
The big bonus in Umberto’s e-book comes in the last chapter. Titled Vallarta Home Trends 2013, this chapter gives readers all the latest design trends, internationally as well as Vallarta-specific, from color palates to watch for to new flooring options and architectural elements on the horizon, among other nuggets of information. You’ll also discover interviews with the area’s leading real estate agencies, art galleries, and home-furnishing stores along with trend-setting Vallarta residents sharing their valuable insights on what to look for in 2013.
Here’s just a sneak-peek at what you will find in the final chapter: Neutral pallets continue to be mandatory, but the neutrals for 2013 pack a little more punch. Gray, white and beige rule but they are charged with more depth. They are the neutrals that are more than off-white but still provide for a soothing backdrop for a wide range of furniture, accessories and lighting. All colors are nature based rather than the bold brighter colors of the past. It’s all about color hue, density and tone, but in a neutral family of colors.
All colors provide for comfortable, easy living backgrounds that allow the focus to be more on art, accessories and the people in the space. These colors offer a great opportunity to splash color in a room without overwhelming the surroundings. Breathtaking views, lush tropical greenery from outdoors take center stage.
Another concept goes back to quality. A stone floor and other architectural elements are permanent. As color pallets and trends change, these basic elements will remain timeless.
Umberto’s “Vallarta Home” e-book is completely free. It is a must-read for anybody interested in interior design and decorating or anybody needing extra ideas on creating the look they have always wanted. Go to Umberto’s website, www.UmbertoStudio.com and click on the e-book tab to download your free complete guide to design in Vallarta.
Umberto’s Interior Design Studio is a full-service firm located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Umberto Ciccolella offers a style combining clean-lined and relaxed interiors. Prospective clients are encouraged to visit Umberto’s website at http://www.UmbertoStudio.com where they’ll discover his design philosophy, profile and gallery of projects. For more information or to schedule an informal consultation, Umberto’s Interior Design Studio may be contacted directly via e-mail at Umberto@UmbertoStudio.com .