Story Of A Designer: Belvedere | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Summer time in Italy is for fun, eating and meeting with friends late in the evening to burn the night until the small hours.  Music playing in the distance, that type of elegant night clubs music of saxophone and piano fills the air and encourages people to stay sit in comfy chairs, sipping expensive drinks, while soaking the freshness of the sea. The breeze of the Adriatic Sea enters the room to make us feel the salty aroma of the waves. White sheer curtains dance around in the soft and warm sirocco wind. Nothing matters in the night, other than enjoying the cool air, good company, interesting conversation and….romance.

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Leonida, aka Leo is with Enrico leaning on the belvedere, admiring a great deal of beauty. In front of them, the green-azure waters of the Adriatic Sea have turned dark blue in the night, the distinctive smell of salt still comes through pleasantly. The true azure color of the water is visible only in the pool of lights reflected in the water from the villa. From the belvedere, Leo and Enrico try to define the horizon, imagining Greece on the other side, as it might be possible to see it during clear days, but at night the horizon makes a confusing line, sky and water become one.

Belvedere derives from two Italian words, bel, which means “beautiful,” and vedere, which means “view.” Belvedere is the ideal term for an Italian house or villa with a view.
Leo and Enrico started a talk on architecture, slipping into a deep conversation of classicism and pure architecture, they shared a vision of a house they would build for their soul and nobody else.

Some people are dancing the night away, cheek to cheek, on the same marble tile 18″x18″, clinging to each other for hours. Is dancing on one tile still done these days? Apparently yes, romanticism is still alive and Italy is the right place to get romantic. Leo and Enrico are there, on the belvedere, without a care in the world. The image of their relationship is taking shape in those small hours of the night melting away in a new fresh dawn. They are fantasizing of running away to a Greek island and never to return. Architecture and design as the common denominators, romance as foundation. They eyes sparkle…….

Every reference to facts, people and situations is purely random fantasy.

I designed a belvedere for a client in California born on an Italian island. He grew up seeing this kind of architectural structure, which takes advantage of a scenic view of his homeland. His house on the Italian island looks over the Mediterranean on one side and the Tyrrhenian Seas on the other side. Listening to the stories of his youth, I knew he wanted to replicate the belvedere in his California house. I was ecstatic I designed it for him, to entertain at night under stars and sit down for lunch under the umbrella, soaking the warm indirect sun rays of the daytime and sipping a Corinto, typical Sicilian white wine.

The belvedere is usually built on the upper part of a house. However, the actual structure might have a roof top garden, or it might be made in the form of a turret, a cupola, or an open terrace. That’s exactly what I wanted to develop for my client in California, a roof top garden-terrace with a cozy Italian feeling, fountains, putti, peppers, tomato plants and many colorful flowers. I added an exterior spiral staircase from the master bedroom, which conveniently would lead directly on the belvedere.

You might not know that in California every little thing that will be built, must go first to the approval of the city and then the neighbors. Well, the neighbors didn’t approve being seen in their backyard from the top of another house and probably were afraid of noisy parties lasting all night. Sight!!!
C’est la vie! Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Color is the focus of my business today, changing people’s energy and life force just by introducing them to colors they would have never imagined. Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California featured my work, I appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V. and nonetheless my story continues. Find copies of my book on colors ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors  and  the rest of my  books on
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My First Experience As A TV Producer | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Valentina_Design_Universe_TV_Show

Wow, I finally made it. Check mark to another one of my dreams realized !!!
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My first TV show production under the label of Valentina Design Universe was recorded live Friday July 14, 2017 at KMVT 15, Mountain View, CA.

I have been on TV as a guest many times before, but never as the host and a producer.
Being this the first show, I decided to appear on stage by myself to introduced the series and here I am, a few days later, with my own criticisms.

Stage_In-The_Making

A show of only 30 minutes without commercials seems a very short time, but once up there on stage, it becomes an infinity. I had prepared the topic and rehearsed it many times, as if I were reciting a script of a film.
However, I forgot to leave my notes beyond the stage and it looked as if I needed a backup security, just in case I would forget the sequence of lines to speak. So, I made the first error.

My_Wonderful-TV_Crew

Generally, in my everyday life, I wear mascara and lipstick, that’s it. My skin is very healthy and want to keep it that way. To go on stage, I needed to wear ton of makeup, so I did and felt very uncomfortable.
I thought, well…. 30 minutes will pass very fast. Jeez, I was so wrong! The hot spotlights pointed at me, melted the face make up in the first five minutes, making my face very shiny and reflective. Fortunately, the eye makeup stayed solid, however the face glossiness took all the attention and the eyes went unnoticed. The red lipstick, being blond with tanned skin color, usually looks good on me. Under the spotlights, the red lipstick became bright orange and picked up even the reflection of my bright yellow top. Not really the effect I wanted !

Afterwards, I was wondering how actors take all that make up caked on their faces for the duration of the performance, often a long performance…. I felt the pores of my skin were choking. Make up was not enough and the red lipstick was not the right hue. I made the second error.

My worst fear was a sudden sneeze, a cough, or a hiccup would appear for no reason at all. Nervousness can cause all kinds of unwanted reactions in a crucial situation and… good enough, a hiccup came. Nonchalantly, I said “excuse me” and kept on talking. I don’t know if the audience thought I made a mistake in my speech or heard the hiccup, either way the show went on. Speaking in public taught me to overcome minute issues.

 

Stage_Drawing_By_Valentina_Show_Gold_A_Treasure_Color

The topic was about GOLD – A Treasure Color. I chose it because I wanted to exude an aura of positivity, just like the golden light of the sun recharges our batteries. I explained why the golden light of the sun is important for both our emotions and physical being, then went on briefly explaining how to decorate with gold and how to incorporate it in our clothes.

The crew assisting me in the production of the show was marvelous. It was the first time producing and hosting my show and wanted to be perfect, but perfection is achieved with experience. I had thought of producing my TV show for a year. The time was right, I started it without fear and in total confidence. Perfection will come, I will learn as I go along producing the next shows. For now, the dream is coming true and that’s important. My motto has been always: “Just Do It.”

Staff_In_Production_Room

Working in TV and being behind the scenes is fascinating. The crew has a language and gestures of its own to communicate  silently with the people on stage. The stage goes up and is taken down in matter of a few seconds, the speed of preparation is fast, timing is tight, people operating electronics, light, sound, microphones and cameras are synchronized to one command: “Quiet On Set” and “Talent Go!”.
Energy is high and at the end, when the curtain falls, it seems a train running a 1000 miles a minute, have come abruptly to a halt. What an exhilarating feeling!

My show under the label of Valentina Design Universe will run once a month every third Friday. I will invite guests with interesting topics in most shows and it will be fun. Stay tuned. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

Designer Valentina Cirasola is a creative master in the art of living who makes little distinction between work and play. She expresses her creativity in the homes she designs or decorates, in the accessories and furniture she designs, in her books of colors, in her cookery books and in the way her energy influences people around her. She is now bringing her love for colors on TV in her own colorful shows she is producing under the label of Valentina Design Universe at KMVT 15, in Mountain View, CA.
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

Women Who Make Things Happen | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

 

 

Three years ago today, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by AnYes van Rhijn on her Blog Talk Radio show, all the way to France.
She is a business coach for mindset, self-confidence, self-care, personal branding and personal effectiveness for professional women.
Here is the link to the interview.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/womenwhomakethingshappen/2014/02/03/valentina-cirasola–the-interior-designer-who-loves-to-color-her-clients-world

At the time of my interview she was starting her series of radio shows and I was happy to have been chosen as a guest. She was a good host and directed the show to meet the needs of her audience. The core of the conversation was to help her followers understanding basic business principles and issues entrepreneurs usually struggle with, such as how to be productive in business, how to overcome self-doubts, how to be disciplined, even when, at times, there is little desire to work, how to set goals and achieve them.

It takes courage to become an entrepreneur, accepting to earn money inconsistently at the beginning and to work lonely long hours.  It also takes courage to accept changes. An entrepreneur must be ready for the transformation, which naturally happens with unfolding events of a new business. Fear is normal, but it does not have to blur the targets, never lose the vision of the goals one wants to reach.

(Photo Microphone: Free image https://www.iconfinder.com/icons/37056/microphone_record_icon)

My secret to endure hard times in a new business in a foreign country was not to put myself in the box, even if it meant to be a fashion designer one day and an interior designer the next day.  I put all my qualifications to work with diligence, making sure they were all related. One of my business coaches once said:
“money is money, doesn’t matter where they come from. Honor it” therefore I had skills, I put them to work for me.


(Photo AnYes van Rhijn – Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/anyesvanrhijn/?ppe=1)

The conversation with AnYes then evolved on the difficulties a foreigner meets when doing business in the adopted country. I am sure everyone moving to a foreign country experiences difficulties with the new life, new customs, new way of thinking or even making jokes. Often, what was funny to me, was taken the wrong way by the locals. I had to adjust my thinking and speaking out loud was something I had to forget, otherwise I would have created the desert around me, that was not my goal.

 

Writing books, in a foreign language was also one of the questions AnYes directed to her followers, many of them are foreigners and want to write a book, but debate if writing it in the native language or English. I chose to write my books in English, only because I want to sell to the world and no only to a small country like Italy. Why put limitations?

Being an entrepreneur doesn’t have to be difficult or painful, as long as one conducts business with humor, caring for clients with love, understanding personal limitations, doing the best one can, resting between tasks or projects and never overwork. Make clients part of the business life, share moments behind the scenes, be open and transparent. Humans run businesses, treat the business as a friend with humanity and people will come.
I hope to have been an inspiration to all the brave and courageous new entrepreneurs out there.  Thanks toAnYes van Rhijn I can remember that day.
The story of my business continues. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com 

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Color is the focus of my business today, changing people’s energy and life force just by introducing them to colors they would have never imagined. Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California featured my work, I appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V. and nonetheless my story continues. Find copies of my book on colors ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors  and  the rest of my  books
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

 

I Am Up To 500 | Valentina Cirasola | Valentina Cirasola

In 2010, after I had been writing in online forums, free-lancing in newspaper and smaller publications, I decided to open my first blog column called Home Design Master”. The column was all about homes, home style, home décor and home trends. I gave out suggestions, tips, how to do things, sometimes I talked about memories on my clients’ home projects, sometimes I joked about funny situations on the job and I am sure I provided inspiration. My business of 27 years so far has given me so much to talk about. I had over 2000 followers and touched 133 foreign countries, the closest readers were from USA, Canada and United Kingdom.

 

 

In 2010,Italo-Americano newspaper published my article on the story of Italian balconies.
https://valentinaexpressions.com/2010/06/06/appear-at-the-balcony-my-love

In 2010, I created  the event “October Month Of Italian Style” to publicize only luxurious Italian products. For that occasion, I wrote a few articles on Bedroom and Bed style together with an image consultant.
https://valentinaexpressions.com/2010/10/13/style-between-the-sheets-by-valentina-cirasola-interior-designer https://valentinaexpressions.com/2010/06/02/sweet-dreams

For three years, I was a contributor with my column “The Good Life” on The PM Show by Philippe Matthew, considered the Oprah of the Internet. https://www.facebook.com/thepmshow

In March 2013 – Simon Magazine of Canada http://www.simons.ca asked me to write an article for their publication and chose to elaborate on Candlelight Magic Pollution
https://valentinaexpressions.com/2013/03/05/candlelight-magic-pollution-by-valentina-cirasola-interior-designer

From Jan 2013 to Jan 2014 – I took up a Blog Challenge “From A to Z”. For the entire year, I wrote one blog a week about the Home, the subject I know best and for which I can provide a ton of information. Each letter of the alphabet became an article. I included history of furniture, custom and habits of homes through times, brought some novelties to my readers, elaborated on new products. The first article was about a bathtub. Basically, I had fun while I brought useful information and completed the challenge on time.
I am now thinking of turning that challenge into an eBook filled with interesting subjects.

http://myatozchallenge.com/2012/02/20/welcome-to-my-a-to-z-challenge-2/

In June 2013 – I accepted Wise Décor Wall Decals as a guest blogger – They shared with my readers a few thoughts on cooking as a form of love. https://valentinaexpressions.com/2013/06/28/guest-blog-cooking-is-a-form-of-love

 

Through the years, I received an infinite amount of blog awards from bloggers in my blogosphere. I was very happy and grateful to have met so many new people and became friend with so many more. I learned about new topics I would have never read and about the life of some bloggers, what they eat, where they have been, their preoccupations and goals. I feel in company of someone, even when I feel lonely.  My awards are all collected in this link, or click on the pictures to view them all. https://valentinaexpressions.com/blog-awards

 

 

However, after my three books were published, I felt the need to create a website combining blog and books together and in 2014 I migrated Home Design Master blog column.
https://valentinaexpressions.com/2014/02/22/home-designs-master-has-a-new-home-valentina-cirasola-author-and-designer

Well…. the decision was good, but my followers and their comments didn’t migrate easily, WordPress couldn’t do much to fix the problem and I lost them all. I had to work harder to find new followers. I thought, why limit myself to only home design when I can offer so much more? Following that thought, The Good Life and Friday Fashion were created. Every Friday, I talk about fashion trends, fashion news, or express my thoughts on fashion like and dislike. The Good Like column is about Italian customs, travel, food, or memory of my growing up in Italy.

This week, I made 500 blogs and many more will come. Being a blogger has opened many doors for me, gave me the opportunity to turn my blogs into subjects when I am hired for public talks in groups and associations, aside from the fact that has opened the road for a new online business. Life is good. Thank you all. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

 

As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Color is the focus of my business today, changing people’s energy and life force just by introducing them to colors they would have never imagined. Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California featured my work, I appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V. and nonetheless my story continues.
Find copies of my book on colors ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors  and  the rest of my  books
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

 

 

Yellow In The Kitchen | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

A week ago, on the news, I heard some statistics on colors for homes. It was said that yellow kitchens don’t sell and blue bathrooms do, but missed to explain which blue will sell: dark blue, sky blue, aquamarine, periwinkle, turquoise, French blue, cobalt, indigo….I like to know who makes up these statics.
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I never knew people buy homes solely based on colors leaving behind all other important features. For what I know, houses sell based on a good location, highly reputed schools and parks, vicinity to stores, convenience to reach main freeways and highways, house modern amenities, natural light infusing the home, a beautiful view, designed details, solid architecture, well maintained backyard and above all, an excellent sale price.
People will buy a home when they are ready to make that investment and will buy anything that suit them, even a fixer upper.

I bought my home with a pea green linoleum kitchen floor, a brand new medium gray carpet all over the house and an uncultivated backyard burned by the sun.  I hated all of it, the floors and the backyard, but I saw the potential of my feature home. It had all the features I mentioned above, do you think I was going to pass up a good opportunity just because I didn’t like the color of the floors? No way!!! In fact, both linoleum and carpet were the first to go and little by little I designed a small paradise in my backyard. Now, I have a stone interior floor made with ashlar pattern, the same used in old European villas.

 

It goes with the golden-yellow walls of my kitchen and one special wall in the dining area colored in burgundy wine, which sometimes turns aubergine in a different times of the day as the sun turns.

 

I want to remind the people who made up that statistic, that yellow is an inviting color, it’s the color of the sun. We get in the sun because it energizes our batteries, makes us feel positive and healthy.

Yellow is the color of many food, the first one that come to mind is yellow grape, which gives us delicious white wines and all the bubbles we all like so much.

Yellow is the color of cantaloupe, squash, apple, pineapple, pepper, banana, lemon, potato, honey, corn, cheese, egg yolk, orange juice, starfruit, chanterelle mushrooms, mango, polenta, turmeric, tomato, beets, peaches, do you want more?
Eat these yellow foods to feel strong, energized and happy. Why wouldn’t anyone want yellow kitchen walls?
Yellow is especially an appropriate color in gray, cold climate. In those areas, getting up and make coffee in a yellow kitchen is a blessing. It helps starting the day in a positive way.

Perhaps those people in the news should look closer at the colors they wear…..

Don’t be afraid of colors, get outside your comfort zone and experience new colors, they can only bring you a renovated energy. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Color is the focus of my business today, changing people’s energy and life force just by introducing them to colors they would have never imagined. Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California featured my work, I appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V. and nonetheless my story continues. Find copies of my book on colors:  ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors – and  the rest of my  books Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

The Bed | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

The bed, the cocoon, the throne, the dream catcher, the love alcove, the resting place and even a playground, however we want to describe it, the bed throughout history has had many functions, but providing a comfortable rest has been the most important function of all and it has been the greatest invention of the human kind.

Long time ago, babies were born in beds at home and the last breath was drawn in beds before the body was taken away. The chamber room which contained only one large bed, often was the place where people met socially. It was no surprise to see grown up kids in their twenties sleeping in the same bed with the parents. The bed was the place for love-making, to produce kids, as well as discuss family problems. In the Middle Age people slept in beds that were built into the walls, set into an alcove enclosed on three sides and the opening was a curtain or shutters.
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(Medieval bed built in an alcove with shutters.
Source: http://themedievalsmithysims2.blogspot.com/2014/09/alcove-for-single-beds.html)

From that complete closeness, we arrive at our time, taking to bed our frenetic life and everything that has become a necessity: computers, cell phones, bills to pay, food, TV, and if there is any time left, we might think of some love. The items I just mentioned produce negative energy, the electromagnetism affect our sleep and should never be taken to bed.

How do we keep the bed and the chamber a safe heaven? The first and most important item close to our skin is the bedding set. After reading so much about bedding and how to provide a refreshing night’s sleep, I came to conclusion that comforters made of hypoallergenic eider-down are the best. The female of this duck species living in the Northern Seas of Europe, North America and Eastern Siberia has been proven to have the best quills in the breast area. The eider’s nest is built close to the sea and is lined with eider-down, plucked from the female’s breast.

(Photo Wikimedia by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Silk fabric is best to use as covering for the filling. Silk does not allow the growth of bed mites and is resistant to bed allergies.

Sheets made of natural fibers are the best. I used to think sheets made from bamboo fabric were the best, until I touched the sheets made of beech wood fabric and fell totally in love. The feel is regal and opulent, delicate and soft, silky and cool. I am totally into it now.

 

Once you decide on the natural aspects of the bedding, please, please don’t match the bedding set to the curtains, the rug, the carpet, the bathroom towels, the art work and everything you wear to bed. What a mistake it would be!!! Please, refrain from doing so. The bed has one function only: to give you an exceptional sublime experience of resting and pleasure, it has nothing to do with anything else in the room, keep it special.

 

Consider dressing up for bed, whether you sleep with a partner or by yourself. If your bed is the means of an exceptional experience, why would you go to bed dressed in a cheap night attire, on in short pants and t-shirts with vulgar writing on, or even worse, torn? Think about it. Wouldn’t it be better to create an aura of pleasure around you? Put a few drops of your favorite scent and get dressed in a night attire that makes you feel good. Your sleep will improve and….what do you think would happen if you sleep with a partner…? Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola transforms and creates spaces realizing people’s dreams in homes, offices, interiors and exteriors. She infuses your everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away a comfortable living. Valentina is well-known for bringing originality on any project and for thinking outside the box. Her interiors are not made with cookie cutters, only follow client’s inspiration, lifestyle and personality. She offers on-line design consultations through Skype and the traditional in-house consultations, helping people with their design challenge anywhere in the world. She is the author of three books, all-available on
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

From Messy To Sleek | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I have my theory about Harmony in the home, it doesn’t come from any particular science, only common sense.  Three words starting with the letter D will block a good energy: Dust, Dirt and Disorder. Often, I go into homes where the mess is made of bad habits, lack of cleaning knowledge system and lack of organizational skills. As a designer, from time to time, I find myself teaching how to stay organize, how to create a method and good habits that will keep my design visible six months after the renovation is completed. It takes a long time to tech people how to live in clean spaces in order to have a clean state of mind. It takes efforts and disciplines to break out of bad habits. Living in a mess could make your life feel upside down. This picture below says it all and even though this home is not usually this bad,  it gives a sense of disordered life. This house is one of those restyling projects that keep growing, it has been a domino effect. Restyle one room and then need to restyle the next one, as the floor is common to all the rooms, the opens spaces take over the major area of the house and getting rid of useless stuff has been one of the main needs to allow the design to flow, communicate with furniture, colors details  and finally harmony to take over.

Back in August 2016,  I wrote about this fireplace wall to remodel – https://valentinaexpressions.com/2016/08/09/your-fire-is-an-element-valentina-cirasola-interior-designer – and how I was thinking of changing it from this  traditional and anonymous look  to a modern and sleek look.

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It finally happened. I choose this metallic look (below), with much of my surprise, it was well received.

(sample wall finish: Gyorgy Sofalvi)

The mess is gone, the room starts to look decent. The new furniture are not there yet and I can’t show the rest of the room. A new stain went on the hardwood floor, which now doesn’t look like a butcher block anymore. Followed a new, modern, LED lighting in the ceiling and the walls have new warm colors.  I choose a palette of three colors, tone on tone, from light, medium to dark, which create a beautiful warm rhythm in he room. This living room looks so much larger and inviting and this is the result.
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In the next projects, I will  convince my next client to get this same metallic finish in different colors, perhaps a Tuscan rustic, a watercolor effect, or even a space effect, as shown below.

Wall treatments such as these are work of art and nothing else is needed, only a striking piece of furniture, or a super theatrical light. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola transforms and creates spaces realizing people’s dreams in homes, offices, interiors and exteriors. She infuses your everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away a comfortable living. Valentina is well-known for bringing originality on any project and for thinking outside the box. Her interiors are not made with cookie cutters, only follow client’s inspiration, lifestyle and personality. She offers on-line design consultations through Skype and the traditional in-house consultations, helping people with their design challenge anywhere in the world. She is the author of three books, all-available on
Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

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