My Work

Gina Paris Design Studio

From the very beginning, I knew that I needed a professional design studio if I was going to build a ‘real business’ and not just a hobby business. I emptied our formal living room–which wasn’t being used– of it’s furnishings, and filled it with functional and beautiful treasures found through clients, Craigslist, and family.

Some of the pieces were already distressed to my liking; however my uncle’s 1970s desk required my attention. I loved the dark wood desk top, but the body was faded and orange from years of sun light and smoke. In four hours time I primed, painted, crackled, glazed, sanded and clear coated the desk’s base to fit in with the armoires. I left the lovely top wood for contrast and interest.

Originally, I had Bisque color sculpted carpet installed because it was less expensive than hardwood. Eight years later, the carpet was wrinkled and dirty– it felt gross. I recently replaced the carpet with White Oak hardwood flooring. Now my space feels great–I love my studio!

Gina Paris Kitchen Makeover

I’m a big fan of dark and contrasting colors so when we moved into our home, 16 years ago, I opted for a dark Blue Pearl granite tiled backsplash and island top. I loved the Blue Pearl, but over time I realized the house was dark and the tile made it feel even darker to me. I felt it was time for a mini renovation in our kitchen.

What changed: the backsplash, island, and island lighting.

Out with the Blue Pearl backsplash and in with a lighter, brighter Travertine rhombus tile-turned sideways- backsplash with glass tile inserts.

My dad made a base cabinet to extend the island– it now supports a gorgeous 8′ marble slab. I painted the island base cabinets a solid creamy white, and added modern glass knobs.

Billy, my husband, removed the island light fixture and installed three cool Mica and Glass tile pendent lights (which I won from Lamps Plus in a trade show Instagram contest) over the island for me.

Oh, I also designed and installed custom window treatments to finish the room. Sometimes you don’t have to gut a room to change it. Sometimes a mini makeover is all you need– that’s all I needed.

What People are Saying…

“What a pleasure it was having Gina Paris come to our home. She is so easy to work with. The
color palette Gina helped me with for our large family room was perfect. It’s colors brought
warmth and a relaxed mood– we are so much enjoying our room. And, now the compliments
have been overwhelming. I especially love how she pulled the palette of colors together with
what we already have in furnishings and etc.. Gina Paris is highly recommended!”

Ginny McQuiston

What People are Saying...

“Gina Paris is AWESOME!!! Gina is GREAT at what she does! We had a house on the market for over 2 years. Gina came in, and gave suggestions on what needed to be done, and the house sold in just a few months! She is professional and very organized. She is a ‘hands on’ worker, persistent in what she wants, but not pushy, and beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. We so appreciated her services!”

—Heather Carlson,

Executive Senior Sales Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics

What People are Saying...

“Gina frequents our flooring showroom and she always makes each project fun. her creative mind, knowledge of colors/materials, dedication to the customer and so much more show in every project. If you are in need of updating, but don’t know how or looking for fresh ideas… I HIGHLY recommend contacting Gina.”

—Brian Kacprowicz,

Account Manager, ProSource of Erie

What People are Saying...

“The apartment is perfect thanks to you everyone who see it wants to move in. I would highly recommend you on all counts. Many thanks.”

—Mary Jane Schreck,

Retiree

What People are Saying...

“I first met Gina when she came to my previous home to ‘Stage’ it for sale. She took all my old stuff and rearranged it so it flowed, made sense and was pleasing to the eye. My home sold in the next 60 days after being on the market the previous 18 months.
When I purchased my new home, Gina helped me define the design style and color palette for my new space. Then, throughout the design process, if we were stuck on a decision, we simply always went back to the words I had selected. This process served as a beacon by which our collaborative design evolved. Now, when I walk into the space, it really feels like home, so beautiful to the eye, and so satisfying for the spirit and soul.”

—Mary Jo Hunter Pharm. D.,

Vantage Healthcare Network

What People are Saying...

“Gina Paris has updated our whole house. She has redesigned our living room using existing furniture and accessories in more creative and artistic ways. Before the room was not welcoming to visit; now its inviting, warm and comforting. I saw no hope for our bedroom. Gina got some great new pieces, new window treatments, painted my grandmother’s dresser; and now everything is in perspective, light and air. Beautiful! She has been instrumental in finding exactly the right granite counter top and glass and stone backsplash for our kitchen. For our great room Gina has designed a very creative window enclosure which conceals a prominent Jacuzzi. We resurfaced the fireplace with sucked cultured stone, added custom built-ins, new furnishings, lighting, and accessories…this room is spectacular.”

—Dave and Betty Minnis

What People are Saying...

“Gina Paris is AWESOME!!! Gina is GREAT at what she does! We had a house on the market for over 2 years. Gina came in, and gave suggestions on what needed to be done, and the house sold in just a few months! She is professional and very organized. She is a ‘hands on’ worker, persistent in what she wants, but not pushy, and beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. We so appreciated her services!”

—Heather Carlson,

Executive Senior Sales Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics

What People are Saying...

“Gina is A #1 in our opinion! We had a very short time frame to consult, order, and install window treatments in an addition at out home. Gina was on the job right away, selecting fabrics, making calls and receiving quotes. Most importantly, she listened and responded accordingly. Her follow up was outstanding. She offered options and explained the pros and cons of each one. When she had a question, she found me wherever I was to make a joint decision. Because of our time frame, we made some changes along the way that would expedite our order, while still keeping the final project just as we had wanted it to be. She never promised that she could meet our deadline, but she did everything she could to hurry things along. Well, the job was installed 2 days prior to the arrival of our out of town friends. Gina knows her business well. We highly recommend her for your next interior design project.”

—Jim and Ellen, Conneaut Lake

What People are Saying...

“I had the recent opportunity to meet Gina this past year when she was visiting Sedona, AZ. Gina and her husband have been friends of mine since the early 1980’s. Due to a recent medical issue I haven’t been able to do much in the way of decorating or housekeeping other than routine household chores. When Gina came to visit, she re-decorated and re-organized my home one day while I was at work. I can honestly say that her eye for detail was amazing. When I walked in, the whole house felt different-More balanced- My 7 year old son was also noticeably impressed with the makeover. I actually like my living quarters once again! THANKS GINA!!”

 

—Eric Buzonas

What People are Saying...

“Gina Paris has updated our whole house. she has redesigned our living room using existing furniture and accessories in more creative ways. Before the room was not welcoming to visit; now it’s inviting, warm and comforting. I saw no hope for our bedroom. Gina got some great new pieces, new window treatments, painted my grandmother’s dresser; and now everything is in perspective, light and airy. Beautiful!
She designed a custom cabinet for our kitchen, and has been instrumental in finding exactly the right granite counter top and glass & stone backsplash. For our great room Gina has designed a very creative window enclosure which conceals a prominent Jacuzzi. We resurfaced the fireplace with stacked stone, added custom built-ins, new furnishings, lighting and accessories… this room is spectacular.
Gina has a great sense of humor and easy manner, making consultations and shopping trips comfortable and fun. She is very professional and very knowledgeable. We have enjoyed having her in our home. We are fortunate to have a designer of her caliber in our area. “

—Betty Minnis,

Retiree

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Gina Paris at Las Vegas Market Center with Light Fixture

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