Process

Luxury Interior Design is Located in Fairfield County

Also Serving Greenwich, CT and New York City

​Creating a home that reflects your unique life and vision is the goal.

​The first step is a consultation in which I get to know you and everything that matters to you—your family, your lifestyle, your inspirations and passions. In this time together, my focus is to listen, to understand your goals, and learn the scope of work and overall budget, so that I can deliver on your vision.​

​In our second ​meeting together, I present an agreement, along with color schemes, fabrics, furniture layouts, inspirations, and a comprehensive description of the work required to not only meet your budget, but transform your home and exceed your expectations.

Once agreed upon and signed, I begin work on the Master Design. The Master Design is a comprehensive, detailed scope of work that takes 4 to 8 weeks to put together before presentation. It include​s​ all of the furniture and material selections, fabrics, light fixtures, construction needs, colors, and more. We can now collaborate on ideas and come to a final conclusion. I will set further expectations regarding the timeline, access to your home, and installation timeframes.

Over the past decade, I have grown my team to ensure that we seamlessly deliver on your project’s needs from design, permitting, construction, to installation. With a strong network of fine tradesmen, my team and I transform spaces, and collaboratively deliver efficiently and professionally. Once furniture, light fixtures, accessories, window treatments and other materials arrive, my installation team will deliver your new spaces within the agreed upon timeframe.

Phases
Service Phases
Service phases

Organic Process.

When ​our ​home ​has an elegance and natural flow and ease to it, it ​supports ​more connection and real living so we can thrive in all areas of our life. ​It needs to be an organic process, to reach this goal, which is what I’m best at. ​​

I’m very layered in my thinking, so I go deeper into the layers of what is possible for a space and what makes someone tick, understanding what creates meaning in their life, ​and ​bringing this forward in the spaces I design.​ ​Creating and building this is a combination of pulling from everything I learn about you and sensing what wants to be seen and expressed through your home as inspiration drops in for me from a less tangible place—some of my best ideas and answers for the perfect details in a space come to me in dreams and visions that are far beyond my critical thinking capacity​; this adds a level of creativity​, uniqueness​ and playfulness to spaces​, in a rare way.

​When I am asked what my style is, it’s best described as a sincere, authentic desire to bring more life and natural beauty into all of my projects. I uplift rooms and homes through a sophisticated use of color and texture—and by bringing light to dark spaces. I love connecting with my clients’ unique spirit​ to create one-of-a-kind spaces in which they can live and love throughout their homes. My passion is creating an experience in all parts of your home, making every room feel uniquely you.

My favorite rooms are a mix of vintage pieces with simple, modern pieces. My rooms are gallant in style with a hint of royal magic. They tell a story… your story.

What is Luxury.

Luxury has always expressed itself to me through spaces that are warm and inviting — it’s how I know a room is finished. There is a feeling of completeness, and nothing is missing. It inspires you to want to sit down, read, entertain or spend time with your family. Part of my process is creating this subtle and profound feeling in each room, in which you take pleasure for many years to come.

Custom Pieces.

I love to add at least one custom piece to a space. It may be a dining table, a sofa or commissioned artwork, to elevate the space and give it a distinct feel. It’s not just about the look of your rooms—it’s about the feeling, too. I think it’s so important to have a unique design that you won’t see in a friend’s house or on the showroom floor, so it feels even more like your space was made for you.

I also have the big picture in mind and the longterm view so each room can grow and you can collect in every room as the years go on.

Testimonials

“Contemporary design—cutting-edge light fixtures, upholstery, chairs, art, and decorative accents—while often admired, can be a challenge to make warm and inviting. Raquel has a special gift in that she can select the best of modern décor and successfully juxtapose it with eclectic antique pieces from Europe and India. I love shimmer and things that sparkle with the changing light—Raquel and I share the love for similar styles of architecture and design.”

Phlip Poli

“Working with Raquel Garcia was a revelation in possibility. From the moment she entered our home, Raquel had an almost prescient sense of what our midcentury ranch could be. She stood in the middle of our skeletal, open concept living room, dining room and kitchen area and within seconds, not minutes, simply said, "Raise the ceiling." The effect was nothing short of transformative, and she used this single dramatic element to successfully drive the design aesthetic for the entire project.

“Raquel possesses a deep understanding and knowledge of the building process, and she flawlessly factors in decorative features that seamlessly meld with the materials' capabilities and the sub-contractors abilities while crafting a unique look for the homeowner. In fact, many of us on the job learned that cedar shiplap, while beautiful stained, could hold even more exciting potential painted a high-gloss white!

“Throughout every step of the way, Raquel took into consideration our lifestyle; a second-marriage and merging families, a wife from the beaches of Southern California, a Connecticut Yankee husband, an assortment of teenaged children, some of whom are in college, and brought a uniformity to her design scheme that was both sensitive and thoughtful. Raquel Garcia was that fork in the road for us, she was without question, the best suggestion our contractor made in our quest to renovate. In channeling her extraordinary gifts, Raquel Garcia gave us not a house, but a home; a truly special place where our new family can begin establishing traditions of its own, for many years to come.”

Kristin and John McKinney

“Raquel Garcia created the most spectacular environment for me and my family, it is everything we could have ever imagined and then some. From the moment she stepped into our home (extensive renovation - actually a total gut job on a California style ranch), she noticed something the architect, builder and even we the homeowners missed in our planning process, and that was to raise the ceilings. This one minor, wholly inexpensive tweak was minimal in expense, yet lent itself to the aesthetic that has now become our gorgeous home.

“Raquel has an almost magical quality about her. Working within our budget, she was able to identify the perfect accessories for our home in terms of lighting, plumbing/door hardware, paint/stain colors, fire place/kitchen/bathroom stone and tile, essentially all of the design elements. She has a background in general contracting and has a thorough understanding of the building process, she is also able to work extremely well in communicating her ideas with the various subcontractors. Raquel was very responsive, patient and generous with her time. She also was perfectly lovely in meeting with our four children to identify colors for their bedrooms that was consistent with the rest of the decor.

“Raquel is an artist. Her designs are bespoke, fresh, and interesting. She is a much sought after designer in Fairfield County and beyond, and in my opinion, you would do very well to hire her for your job.”

Frank De Luca