Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home Decor: Five Questions with Top Designers

Spotlight on: Isabel Dellinger Candelaria 

Isabel Dellinger Candelaria is the owner of Earth and Images, her home furnishings showroom, and IDID & Associates, her interior design firm. She holds a BS in Psychology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology and is a graduate of the American Institute of Interior Design. She consults regularly with design professionals as well as the general public on all matters of interior design. Prior to owning Earth and Images she managed a custom furniture and cabinet store and mastered retail merchandising.  Raised in northern New Mexico, Isabel has now lived in Scottsdale, AZ since the late 1990’s.

1) What is your personal style at home?
A good mixture of elegance and casual with a focus on entertaining since Mark and I both love to cook and have people over. Our place is real cozy, and kid friendly!

2) I noticed on your website you specialize in Investment Dressing.  What is Investment Dressing?
Investment dressing for the home is acquiring timeless beauties that don't go out of style. We focus on offering collectables that will have as much presence and intrigue today as they will years from now. They remain relevant although time marches on.

3) Does your background in Psychology influence your Design choices?

My background in psychology is vital for my success with clients. It helps me lead them where they want to go, and helps me understand subtle clues and read between the lines to get them there.

4) What inspires you?

I look for inspiration everywhere so it always seems to find me. I love to see ordinary things in a new way so they become a surprise! My most satisfying design effects come from using art as inspiration.

5) Can you give us a simple design tip that we can use right away?

Store away clutter- edit something out to create more empty space...and then fill it back up with something that makes you happy.

Contact Isabel Dellinger Candelaria at (480) 596-0498, via email and visit her website, Earth and Images.

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