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Maria Videla-Juniel

With an exceptional eye for color, scale, and texture, Maria’s award-winning design

aesthetic will transform a raw space or uniquely redesign an existing room’s appearance to far exceed clients’ expectations.  Her fresh perspective to each project, keen understanding of the client’s needs and desires, and her unique sense of style translate into awe-inspiring timeless designs that will last well into the future.


Utilizing custom with retail, contemporary with vintage, unexpected textures with

patterns, and personally curating accessories to finish each project to perfectly reflect the needs and personalities of her clients, Maria has appeared on HGTV and Beautiful Homes and Great Estates 2016, in Better Homes & Gardens magazines, and has participated in multiple Pasadena Showcase Houses, including the Guest House in 2016, Rock Glam Bedroom Suite in 2017, The Lady's Hideaway in 2019, The Pool Cabana in 2022, The Garden Retreat in 2023, and The Primary Bath and Gate House Entry in 2024.


Maria graduated from the UCLA Interior Design Program in 2002. The same year, her former interior design company, MV Design Group, was established in Burbank, California.  In 2013 her company evolved into The Art of Room Design, a storefront studio and full-service interior design firm in La Canada Flintridge, California with projects throughout Northern and Southern California as well as the Utah Mountains and Nashville.

Cheryl Hardy

Understanding that decorating a home is a very personal experience, and recognizing planning and execution are key, Cheryl brings a unique perspective to her design skills having started as a client of Maria’s.  She joined the firm as a design assistant in 2005 and has since worked on a wide variety of projects including all aspects of design and construction from start through completion.


Cheryl is also a volunteer docent at the Gamble House, an architecturally significant historic landmark in Pasadena, California.

Our Approach

Over the last 20 years, we have developed our own design and project management system tailored towards busy clients that are looking for a one stop shop to create showcase homes that make their families thrive. Our in-house team has been with our studio for more than 10 years and have broad experience with a multitude of projects. Our preferred contractors and vendors work with us on several projects a year which creates a smooth experience for all involved.

We’re known for creating laid back luxury spaces that draw from the natural surroundings and add unique elements that are personal to our clients and every residence to create inviting custom surroundings.

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