Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos approach design as storytellers — creating discreet luxurious environments with a fresh approach. They share their take on the pieces they are consigning with Viyet.
What inspired this career path for you? Our love of history, architecture, and furniture inspired our career path.
What is your go-to source for inspiration? It tends to be drawn from places that we have visited.
Tell us about your creative process. We first study our clients and spaces, and then we merge the two to create an inspired and livable space.
Describe your style. Storytellers; subtle elegance; celebrate the unique; effortless.
What are the biggest trends you see in interior design right now and what are you loving (and not loving)? We see the use of bold colors, patterns such as Balinese Batiks and Indian Ikats, and the use of one-of-a-kind furniture and sculptural pieces. We relate mainly to the use of sculptural pieces and unique furnishings, since we tend to use them in our spaces.
What’s a staple in your toolkit? Our staples are one-of-a-kind objects and contemporary art framed with traditional frames.
Who do you look up to in the design world? We are inspired by all; it is such a creative field.
If you could design a space for anyone, what kind of space and for whom would it be? We would love to work on a restoration project of a historic property to bring it back to life with a new twist. We would love to work with someone who would find this inspiring.
Tell us your favorite design-related word, phrase, or quote. Charles Eames: “The details are not the details. They make the design.”
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without? 1st Dibs, The High Boy, and of course, Viyet.
What do you love about Viyet? We love the concept behind it as well as the professionalism of everyone we have worked with. You guys make it fun and easy!!