In the hands of Alberto Villalobos, any room can have depth.
“In my family, you’re encouraged to study whatever you want—as long as it’s business, law, or engineering,” says Colombia-born Alberto Villalobos. So when he told his parents that he was planning instead to pursue a career in interior design, it took some time for them to warm up to the idea. “One day, my mother gave me a book by Juan Montoya, Colombia’s most esteemed interior designer, and said, ‘If you’re going to do this, you have to be just as good,’” he recalls. “It was a gesture of support, and his work has occupied a special place in my heart ever since.”
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That influence shows in Villalobos’s elegant, layered aesthetic (silk-clad walls, muted hues, and carefully curated art), which he honed at LaSalle College in Colombia and New York School of Interior Design before launching A. Villalobos Design. “To me, material and texture are more important than color and pattern,” he says. “Even if a fabric seems plain, when you add another textile and then another, it all adds up to create something interesting. It’s about understanding the room as a whole.”
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