Blanche Garcia is a renowned interior designer with over 18 years of experience, working on residential and commercial projects from B Garcia Designs. Blanche discovered her passion for design at the age of 12, after volunteering on a nonprofit building project. Since then she has become a Certified Interior Designer and member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She has also been featured in The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal and US Magazine. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Blanche Garcia.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My design style ranges, but the one common denominator is that my designs are carefully edited. You don’t have to overdo a space; you just need to listen to it.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I listen to what the client is and is not saying, and I feel the space. It will give you a feeling of what it wants to become. After I have a direction, the first step is function.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
There are so many, but honestly it’s my clients at different points of the project. I love when they challenge me with different design requests that help turn the project into something unique that is theirs alone. They inspire me, and from that inspiration I can take it to the next level.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I just give my imagination space to play and dream. I pretend that there are no boundaries, budgets, timelines, and I just create. Then and only then do I start adapting it to the framework of that particular project.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
My drive to be the best version of myself creatively! I don’t take no for an answer, and if I don’t know something I learn it any way I can. I refuse to be held back because the mountain seems too high to climb. I know through experience, that what seems scary today will be commonplace tomorrow. You owe it to yourself to go after everything you want, leave no stone unturned. Even if you get there and decide that you it’s not what you want. It’s better to decide for yourself, and not let others decide for you. Because they will make decisions based on their limitations.