About Valentina

I am Valentina, the owner, and principal of the former Valentina-Interiors & Designs, my international designing firm established in 1990.

I am a long time blogger and an author. I write non-fictional books, about practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, travel, and cooking.  So far, I wrote and published six books, two of which are books on the subject of colors:
©RED-A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition 
©Design Nature For A Colorful Home
All my books are available on:

I am also the author of the forthcoming books:
©So Chic, So Stylish – it will enlighten the readers on everyday fashion.
It is in production at this time.

I am Italian born, educated in both Europe and the United States,
expatriate to the US some years ago. 

I have had quite interesting projects during my career in two worlds: Italy and the USA where I have worked with a variegated group of beautiful people. Interesting and “out of the ordinary” projects brought me quite a few awards and recognitions. My services are directed exclusively to the clientele who appreciate my work as a form of art and love my ideas.

In my practice, I focus on the client’s world and the stories they will tell me. Stories will be incorporated in my designs through shapes, lines, forms, and colors and will contribute to the making of a personalized home, reflecting the life’s experiences of people living there. 
In many publications, it has been said that “my success is my ability as an artist to create the unexpected and to stimulate my client’s emotions”.

My passion lies in analyzing colors and making great color compositions, that often people wouldn’t put together and surely transform lives. I am well-known for designing with originality and thinking outside the box.
My interiors are not made with cookie cutters, they only follow the client’s inspiration, lifestyle, and personality.  I care to make spacious, colorful, and functional rooms without forgetting to introduce the element of surprise, sinuous lines, or attractive shapes.

My projects have been featured and published in:
Vogue magazine in Italy
Gentry South and Gentry Peninsula
California Home & Design
Nob Hill Gazette San Francisco
Antiques & Designs
Bay Living
Palo Alto Weekly in Home & Design Section
Palo Alto Daily
Mercury News in Home Section,
RSVP Publications
Today’s Home Magazine
Affluent Living
The PM Show

Appeared on “Cara Francesca” show on RAI-Italian National TV.
Appeared on T.V. Comcast Channel 15 – for the shows:
“On The Town”
“Colorful Journey Of Success”
“That’s Italian!”
“Christmas Around The World at the Historic Ainsley House”.

Interviewed on many Blog Talk Radio shows and for now, I produce and host my own TV show under my label: Valentina Design Universe

Why Choose Valentina


I can resolve any design challenges people might have

People buy my services because:
a. I take my clients into a design journey, lead them through color vibrations, infuse their home with comfort and style, learn their story and turn it into their personal style.

b. I transform my clients’ lives by making the spaces larger, vibrant and functional where they can nurture their souls and life forces can be restored.

c. My motto is integrity, honesty and sincerity. Being also an authentic, easy-going and sociable designer, the design process with me becomes a very easy and pleasant one.


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