New York, NY
Undeniably modern yet able to blend different world cultures with a variety of historic periods, Valerie Pasquiou's designs are refreshingly unique and consistently timeless. And though HOUSE & GARDEN named her one of 'The 100 Best Designer in the U.S.', Valerie is humble about her highly sought after signature style... as if it were formed out of necessity.
"My work has a strong European feel. That is because I grew up in Europe where we often come into our family antiques. So for me it is natural to welcome old pieces into the 21st century."
This of course only describes a small part of what makes her work so special. For one thing, she is fearlessly unconventional. She has been known to mix a Louis XVI commode with a B+B Italian sofa and modern classic light fixtures with results that are surprisingly synchronistic. Yet, as visually stunning as her spaces are, she is staunchly opposed to cold, self-conscious "art gallery" interiors. She prefers her environments to feel personal and, as she says, "lived in".
This sensibility towards her projects, as well as her inherent understanding of the needs of her clients, has recently taken her from private to public spaces: her considerable talents are now being recognized by high-end hotels and restaurants around the world. And with offices in New York City and Paris, she continues to be in great demand. To be sure, Valerie Pasquiou's signature style is destined to play a prominent role in the future of interior design.