Project Industry: Hospitality
Favorite quote: "Que me den dólares, no dolores." - Mama Panti
My roots are from Guatemala, however, I was born and raised in Dallas. I am a lover of the arts, whether through painting, doodling, cooking, singing, and of course, design. I am fearless and kind-hearted and enjoy working in natural environments that inspire my work. I am passionate about food, especially cookies, nature, people, and simply creating. My college career has been a rollercoaster, but it has finally come to an end with a lot of help from coffee and chocolate — and my husband, Ray. I have learned a lot about myself through interior design and how much I love being creative and passionate about spaces that will fulfill their purpose and positively impact lives. Just like Elsie de Wolfe said, "I will make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life." I, too, will make everything around me beautiful. I am excited for what is next and determined to learn and make a difference in design.
Slide 1: Title page: Serenity, A Boutique Day Spa, Miami Beach, Fla. Three interior views of the salon space, including an outside view looking inside of the beauty salon space, a 3D white wave wall treatment with a chestnut wood sign that reads Beauty Salon. Inside, the open-concept beauty salon shows two contemporary organic sofas in the middle of mirrors against the wall and salon chairs. The third rendered image of the nail salon shows natural lighting, plants on the walls with oak wood ceiling treatment, and geometrical and curved blue patterned wallpaper reflecting the history of the art deco style in Miami, Fla.
Slide description 2: Concept and research. The objective is to create a salon space with a timeless and soothing experience. Inspiration images with neutral tones to set the tone with the context.
Slide description 3: Floor plan with area key coding and circulation.
Slide description 4: Interior renderings of the reception area. The central rendered image shows the main entrance reception desk, with two black suspended light pendants above it. The wallpaper illustrates minimal airy green leaves representing nature with lighting signage on the wall that says "serenity, a boutique day spa." on the left side of the wall, directory signage made of chestnut wood invites and informs the visitor, and a corridor that leads to the services "serenity" offers. On the right side of the reception desk, wooden shelves display merchandise. The rendered image on the top right corner displays a perspective view of the corridor and reception desk. The rendered image on the bottom right corner displays a perspective view of the reception and a view of the nail salon and cafe.
Slide description 5: Interior renders of the lounge area. The central rendered image shows the calming open space of the nature experience lounge. Notable rainwater features in the center with lounge sofas around it to relax by the sound of water. There are circular sofas with trees and plants in the center to be closer to nature, and 3 windows above some lounge sofas allow natural light to illuminate the room. Circadian lighting systems in the nature experience lounge will enable you to change the room's color temperature. The rendered image on the top right corner displays warm light of color temperature that increases melatonin production, promotes relaxation, and improves sleep quality. The image on the bottom right corner displays cool light of high temperature that suppresses melatonin, increases energy, and boosts mood.