Meet the Dream Team: Yvette Perez
Growing up in the Bay Area, I was always fascinated by the structure and uniqueness of the buildings of San Francisco and the variety of different styles of houses in the East Bay. As a child, I would travel to visit family in Mexico and I was intrigued by the art and architecture of the homes. I attended San Francisco State University and received a bachelors of science in Interior Design. While in school, I was working at a wonderful showroom in San Leandro where I learned everything about natural stone, tile and installation. It was there that I discovered my passion for designing and creating wonderful spaces for families to get together and enjoy. On my off time, I love reading and studying Latin American architecture and culture, thrift shopping to revamp vintage furniture and attend open houses to see the beautiful homes of the Bay Area.
My Favorite Fireclay Products...
I really like to have fun floors with unique shapes or patterns. The Ogee shape in the Basalt and Calcite really bring out that traditional curvature of tile and can certainly look glamorous in a black and white mix. The traditional Cuerda Seca tile called Seville in the Neutral Motif reminds me so much of flooring in Havana. Its warm colors and pattern gives a room its focal feature. Our Agave Glass in the Diamond shape in a stitch pattern is every girls dream! Although the color is not exactly like traditional the Tiffany Blue (that I love so much), its soft color paired with a stitch pattern works well with a chic kitchen or vintage bathroom.
I want to say my style is a mixture of the Vintage Glam as well as 1960’s Old Havana--although these two styles can be very different. I love pastel colors as well as black, white and gold. I am also in love with Victorian furniture; as well as Louis XV furniture. You can certainly tie in any Louis furniture to various types of spaces by switching the fabric or repainting the wood. Not only that, but you can always add a chandelier to make any room more glamorous!
My Favorite Fireclay Projects...
I love the mixture of the marble and our beautiful handpainted Diamond Contour tiles making this bathroom look very glam and very clean. When one thinks of handpainted tiles, you usually think of color, but this Diamond Countour tile shows how can also use whites and neutrals to make a room interesting and modern.
Tile Shown: Handpainted Diamond Contour in Neutral Motif.
The Ogee shape by far is one of my favorite patterns. This client's beautiful kitchen mixes the traditional Moroccan shape with modern white cabinets. The round light fixtures gives the whole room a very chic look.
This beautiful bright staircase with custom Handpainted tiles, reminds me of the floor tiles found all over Latin America and Havana specifically. This is a good example of mixing different designs but using similar colors. By doing so, you give the staircase a look that is unique, but coordinated at the same time.
Tile Shown: Custom Cuerda Seca.
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