Jeannette Gonzalez believes in covering all her bases. Her company, Opzioni Design, Inc., is a one-stop shop for design solutions, from initial design to the final inspection. But for Gonzalez, this complete coverage isn’t an excuse to let standards slide. “Many design firms are skilled in either creative design or project management, but few excel in both,” she says. “That’s where Opzioni differs. Our philosophy is that successful projects require strong design and effective execution.” To that end, the Opzioni principal works to make sure that the company is constantly at the cutting-edge in terms of materials, technology and design techniques.
“We want to provide the most aesthetic, value-added and environmentally-friendly solutions available,” she says. This commitment to exceeding expectations is part of her mission not just to satisfy her clients, but to build a life-long relationship with them.
Design philosophy: “Passion, quality and imagination are my main visions of authentic design…because design is born in the heart.”
Trend predictions: “We have to be cultivating the world’s climate. Zero emission products and environmental projects are dominating hospitality design and commercial projects. I’m calling it ‘The Era of Environmental Protection’.”
Essential must-haves: “I highly recommend that a home have whole house audio integration. Think multiroom audio and video systems and innotions that support the way you live.”
White is used as a positive and dramatic statement in this open kitchen, giving it a clean, fresh and airy feel that the client insisted on having. 2. This large Tuscan-style kitchen has a generous island with farm sink. The heart effect of the space, which sits in a niche combined with arches, corbels and beams, makes a treasure of details. 3. This entry channels Old World design with textured, hand-trawled walls and tumble marble. Mediterranean design features plenty of earthy materials such as very old stone flooring and antique insert stone tiles. 4. The Japanese white stone wall and light source in this space play off of each other, thanks to a Kreon light which features a symmetrical form perfectly suited to the needs of the modern architecture. 5. In this project, the firmused low VOC paints, furnishing and flooring made from natural materials, formaldehyde free cabinetry, biodegradable cleaning supplies, compact fluorescent lights and proper placement of natural light.
“Passion, quality and imagination are my main visions of authentic design…because design is born in the heart.”