Illuminating Palm Springs!

We enjoyed an amazing getaway to Palm Springs!

Being outdoors and hiking through the lush green landscape was just what we needed to feel revived and rejuvenated. The natural beauty of the various landscapes we have the fortune to travel to, and be enveloped in, provide us perpetual inspiration, and always have an influence on our designs.

How The Magic Happens at Violante & Rochford

First time remodelers, home buyers, or redecorators often ask us, “What is the interior design process like?” It’s a common question and one we love to answer. Why? Because while the steps in the process may be the same, the outcome is always unique and exclusive to the client.

Step 1: The Conversation

We sit down with every new client(s) and have a conversation. We’ll ask them about their preferences, tastes, and style. But we’ll also go a bit deeper. What inspires you? Tell us about your life? Where do you find motivation?

We use the answers from these personal questions as our driving creative force. All of our interior designs are extraordinarily personalized. We never use a single stock or copied idea! As you can see from our article in Luxe, we go to extreme lengths to make sure our designs are unique to each client.

As also mentioned in our New York Spaces interview, we spent a lot of time with clients before we get started; learning about their personalities, finding a happy medium between a couple ideas, seeing what colors and pieces they gravitate towards and find comfortable. This process really helps inform us as to where we should take the design.

Step 2: The Brainstorm

Once we’ve got your answers, we’ll sit down and brainstorm. This means bouncing ideas off one another, sketching, researching, and more. Since one of us has an arts and business background and the other a design expertise, our strengths combine during this stage of the process to finalize our ideas and present them to you.


Step 3: The Work

After presenting our ideas to you and getting your approval, it’s time for us to get to work. We’ll order the furniture, accessories, supplies, and more. Our team will get right to work bringing your interior design dreams to life.

Step 4: The Final Reveal

After all our hard work and effort, this is our favorite part – revealing the final design to the clients. While transforming a space is a thrill, the real treasure is seeing the excitement on our clients’ faces when they see the finished piece.


Let’s work together, on your interior design dreams!

Need a space in your home or business remodeled or transformed?
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Inspiration is Everywhere – Especially in England

As interior designers, we know that inspiration can come from everywhere. Even the most unlikely places can spark a bit of creativity and excitement. When we decided to travel to England for Paul’s 50th birthday, we knew
we were in store for constant inspiration – and were we ever!

Take a look at the stories, experiences, architecture, and places that
provided us with ample inspiration for projects to come.

A Good Day for a Swim

The night before Paul’s birthday, we had dinner with our wonderful travel companions. Pam mentioned that she had seen a family meet daily at 7:00amfor a morning swim. What a way to start the day! Of course, Paul decided he had to join in. And what better day to do so than on his birthday? The next morning, bright and early, we went down for a birthday swim!

Check out the video of our morning excursion

The Perfect Place to Rest Our Heads

While in England, we stayed at the Endsleigh House. Built in 1810 by the Duke of Bedford as a hunting lodge, this place was absolutely romantic, relaxing, and peaceful. Not to mention the rustic country interior! How can you not garner inspiration from this outstanding building and landscape?

Exploring England for Inspiration

Throughout the duration of our trip, we had the opportunity to visit a
whirlwind of historic, legendary, and hands-down breathtaking places.
From the Salisbury Cathedral to the largest thatched roof in England,
the counties of Devon and Cornwall to Johnny Messum’s gallery,
we were filled with inspiration by the end of our journey.

Salisbury Cathedral
Largest Thatched Roof in England
There’s no doubt that we’ll call on the lifelong memories made on this trip in some of our upcoming interior design projects.
Contact Violante & Rochford Interiors
Want us to draw on our England inspiration for your home or business interior design? You don’t have to ask us twice! Contact us today to get started.

Making Merry with Violante & Rochford

We absolutely adore Santa Fe during the holidays!

The weather becomes cooler, cheer fills the air, and the Santa Fe community comes together to celebrate! In addition to the traditions and events, the décor is simply stunning. Farolitos light up the tops of the buildings and homes around town. The trees in the plaza in downtown Santa Fe are filled with colorful Christmas lights.

We love to decorate during the Holiday Season and wanted to share some of the ways we light up
our home for this spirited season. 
Our very Merry Maxwell all dressed up! 
The Christmas tree in our home adorned with white lights and classic ornaments.
The fifty-foot blue spruce in yard is all aglow with colorful lights.
We have spiced up our office decoration with some hot red lights!

On the Cover of Santa Fean Magazine!

We were so very excited last month to show you our new home. Well, we are even more excited to share with you that our new home was featured on the cover of the October/November issue of Santa Fean magazine!

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“For our own home, we tend toward a spare environment so that you can appreciate each and every thing in it.”

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“We kind of live our lives around our animals [pup Maxwell and Poe the cat], our gardens, and our trees.”

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Read the Full Article

Read the full article in the Santa Fean by clicking here.