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9 Dec

Shop the Show Influencer Q&A: Paloma Contreras


The new year is right around the corner, and AmericasMart Atlanta is ready to welcome back our popular Shop the Show program with a fresh new vision for 2020. As a preview, we’ll be checking in with each of our talented influencers, including Houston-based designer Paloma Contreras. 

Paloma is an award-winning interior decorator, author, and the voice behind her widely read blog, La Dolce Vita. Additionally, Paloma recently entered the retail sphere with the launch of Paloma & Co, a highly curated boutique for the home.

Paloma has honed her distinct eye for style through a decade in the design industry and a lifetime of appreciating beauty in all of its various forms. She has developed a reputation for designing beautiful interiors in a broad range of styles which are executed in a manner that is polished, refined, and effortless. Her “Shop the Show” expedition at AmericasMart will allow this tastemaker to shop Market in search of the season’s hottest products — uncovering the latest trends in lifestyle and more.

We got a sneak preview from Paloma on her inspiration, and got some behind-the-scenes tips on her favorite upcoming looks for 2020 and beyond. Ready to see next season’s trend forecast with “20/20 vision”? Keep reading for more from Paloma!


Fun Facts:
I am fluent in Spanish and can carry a conversation in French and Italian.
I love to travel! Paris, Napa Valley, London, and Round Hill, Jamaica are among my favorite places to visit.
I am a big music buff and like just about every genre of music that you could imagine.


Iconic Inspiration:
That is a tough one! Maybe Lee Radziwill meets Billy Baldwin with a dash of Marie Antoinette?


Dream Celebrity Client:
Oprah, because she is incredibly inspiring and understands what it takes to create a well-lived life. It’s as much about where you live as how you live. 


3 Must-Haves for Next Season & Beyond:
Mohair Velvet
Silk Moire


3 Go-To Colors for Next Season & Beyond: 
Pale Pink
Prussian Blue


What’s New:
Luxury is the new standard.


Upcoming Trends She’s Scouting at Market:
I will be scouting finds not only for my design firm, Paloma Contreras Design, but for my retail store, Paloma & Co. I’m hoping to find some exciting, more obscure lines of decorative accessories, vintage finds in the antiques center, and stylish gifts.


See all that Paloma is up to at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 14-21, by following Paloma Contreras Design on Instagram and the hashtag #ShoptheShowATL.

Plus, be one of the first 50 guests for Prosecco with Paloma on Friday, January 17, and receive a complimentary copy of her new book, Dream Design Live.


Register Today

Contributing Writer
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