‘You’ll never be bored!’ Interior designer Laura Gonzalez reveals the inspirations behind her charming schemes

Laura Gonzalez created something of a sensation at Paris Deco Off 2022 with a stunning collaboration with Schumacher at her gallery. The Homes & Gardens team was particularly charmed by the warmth, clever use of pattern and gorgeous color combinations that Laura used to decorate the space.

That visit prompted us to ask Laura what has inspired her during her career, and she gave us some very personal interior design tips, which we share, below.

Laura Gonzalez

Since founding her own practice in 2008, Laura – named Maison & Object‘s Designer of the Year 2019 – has captured hearts and imaginations with her bright, joyful design schemes. She has worked for hotels, such as Saint James and Maison Malesherbes in Paris, major fashion houses Cartier and Christian Louboutin, and has her own furniture collection of quirky, upbeat limited-edition chairs, tables, lights and ceramics, plus a very special gallery on Rue de Lille in the chic district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Select pieces by Laura are available from The Invisible Collection (opens in new tab) and 1stdibs (opens in new tab).

1. My love of fabrics started in childhood

Dining room with two windows designed by Laura Gonzalez

(Image credit: Stephan Julliard)

‘I have always had a love for fabrics – even as a child I had Pierre Frey (opens in new tab) motifs decorating the walls of my room, which has deeply influenced my style. Their texture, colors and patterns are the essence of my designs, helping to make each of my projects unique, because with fabrics, the possibilities are endless.’

2. I look for an ensemble of fabrics

Dining room with decorative screen

(Image credit: Stephan Julliard)

‘Usually, I don’t look for a specific fabric so much as for an ensemble of them, which I can combine and blend elegantly while harmonizing with the other furniture and accessories in the room.