Angelica Rodriguez | Interior Designer

FEDDE’S FURNITURE | FEDDE.COM
AMRODRIGUEZ016@GMAIL.COM | (818) 406-0119

About: Angelica studied Fashion Design in college and after attaining her degree and secured a job in Los Angeles designing children's wear. It was a marvelous opportunity and it encouraged her to strive for more. Out of that experience grew her dream of having her own gift gallery, where she could provide many different kinds of beautiful and uniquely designed items for the home and for personal adornment.

How grateful she was to realize that dream in 1997 when she opened Pleasantville Gallery in South Pasadena! It was like an artist's palette for...an opportunity to express her aesthetic abilities in two large spaces with a range of beautiful items. She was able to flex her creative muscles and attract a wonderful community of customers that welcomed the gallery and her. The feedback from her clientele was very complimentary... how comfortable they felt to be there in an atmosphere so relaxed that they would forget the outside world; ...the decorative items so lovely, a feast for the senses.

Specialties:
Angelica bring all her accumulated knowledge of intermixing different fabrics, textures and color, of making sure all the silhouettes complement each other by creating harmony in each space and finally, that in its every aspect, of reflecting the dreams and tastes of her clients. She understands that change, even wished ­for change, can bring a multitude of decisions and therefore, potential stress. To create a comfortable environment for creative collaborating, she listens carefully and brings all her talent, imagination and practical abilities and experience to the process.

Quote:
We all have a story, one that reveals our essence, our values and our abilities.

I'm the oldest of 5 children, and I have a very sweet memory of myself at the age of seven. It was the winter holiday season when we were told there just wasn't enough on hand to spare for a Christmas tree. Our disappointment was immediate, but for me, short lived. I determined that we would create our own Christmas tree. I gathered my sisters and brothers and shared my solution with them. We all started working together, gathering branches from the pine tree in our backyard. This was a spirited, beautiful moment for all of us. This was a genesis moment for me.

From that point on, everything in my professional life has revolved around creativity, aesthetics, problem solving and functionality. There is always an answer!

I studied Fashion Design in college and after attaining my degree, secured a job in Los Angeles designing children's wear. It was a marvelous opportunity and it encouraged me to strive for more. Out of that experience grew my dream of having my own gift gallery, where I could provide many different kinds of beautiful and uniquely designed items for the home and for personal adornment.

How grateful I was to realize that dream in 1997 when I opened Pleasantville Gallery in South Pasadena! It was like an artist's palette for me...an opportunity to express my aesthetic abilities in two large spaces with a range of beautiful items. I was able to flex my creative muscles and attract a wonderful community of customers that welcomed my gallery and me. The feedback from my clientele was very complimentary... how comfortable they felt to be there in an atmosphere so relaxed that they would forget the outside world; ...the decorator items so lovely, a feast for the senses.

It is the human experience that life sometimes throws you a curve ball. After a wonderful decade, the economy took a downturn and the community where my gallery had thrived began to mirror that. It was a painful time. In 2008, I decided to close my business.

The cliché...What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...feels very true. I may have had to give up my gallery, but I knew I didn't have to give up the core of what made that such a joyous experience: my love of design for the home, and my commitment to working with others to create an inviting and beautiful haven. I knew I could succeed in a one­on­one relationship the way I had flourished with the communities surrounding my gallery.

That decision made, I returned to school to get my degree in Interior Design. Along with actively free lancing, I am currently an in­-house interior designer at Fedde's Furniture, a highly respected and singular furniture gallery in Pasadena. When my clients invite me into their homes, share their thoughts and hopes for a new feeling in their rooms, I know they are investing their trust in me, and I feel privileged to make that journey with them.

I bring all my accumulated knowledge of intermixing different fabrics, textures and color, of making sure all the silhouettes complement each other by creating harmony in each space and finally, that in its every aspect, of reflecting the dreams and tastes of my clients.

I understand that change, even wished ­for change, can bring a multitude of decisions and therefore, potential stress. To create a comfortable environment for creative collaborating, I listen carefully and bring all of my talent, imagination and practical abilities and experience to the process.

My cup is filled to the brim with joy when my clients love the new decor of their home, and treasure the experience that brought it all about.

Many years have passed since I was that very responsible, creative and enthusiastic 7 year old determined to create a Christmas tree for my family. And while life does shake us up from time to time and test our mettle, I am grateful to say that core of me is alive and well, and ready to accompany my clients into the new interior design that makes them happy always to return to their beautiful, welcoming home!

Connect:
 Contact Angelica at amrodriguez016@gmail.com, or at (818) 406-0119 or visit her website below!

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