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 and Rock Glam Bedroom Suite in 2017.
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 Park City, Utah.
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.
This is Cheryl’s fourth Pasadena Showcase project assisting Maria Videla-Juniel including 2016’s California Casual four-room Guest House and the 2017 three room Rock Glam Bedroom Suite.
Cheryl is also a volunteer docent at the Gamble House, an architecturally significant historic landmark in Pasadena, California.
Alana initially came to The Art of Room Design as a client for her biggest hobby - restoring and rehabbing architecturally interesting homes in the Altadena, California area. With Maria Videla-Juniel, she found an outlet to further pursue her interests in green home building and garden design, joining the firm part-time in 2014.
Over the past several years, Alana has managed the development and construction of both large scale (large renewable energy projects) and small scale (home remodel/restoration) projects. She loves the research (the more technical the better!) and enjoys finding the perfect items to match a client's particular needs and budget.
As a bonus, Alana is also General Council for The Art of Room Design.