Beauty is an indispensable part of life, and it is something that humans strive to achieve, whether through personal aesthetics, on canvas, or in homes. It is said that a beautiful home is a shrine to a beautiful mind, and anyone who wants it should have the privilege of beautifying their abodes. Florida-based Steven La Fonte is a proud proprietor of a design firm and an artist who has been cultivating his passion for design since the 1990s.
Each home should represent its owner. As such, the designer commits himself to understand the client’s lifestyle and integrates it with his profound understanding of aesthetics to create uniquely beautiful designs for implementation. This understanding is combined with extensive knowledge of various materials, finishes, textures, fixtures, which ones belong together, and how they impact each other and the entire project.
Of course, these considerations are applied with the client’s ideas in mind, and given Steven La Fonte’s versatility in the arts, he perfectly executes challenging concepts with innovative design ideas. Through constant communication between client, design, and construction, each project produces exceptional outcomes. The designer adeptly organizes and supervises his team of highly-skilled craftsmen to deliver superior results.
After years of experience designing and manufacturing luxury draperies and beddings, the designer found a hunger for growth that brought him to start his own brand. His love for fabrics and textures became the foundation upon which he built his successful interior design firm. Today, he is expanding his expertise, once again, with two projects underway: the development of his signature custom furniture line and a docu-series that explores the high-end world of interior design.
The series is a glimpse into the world of interior design, the challenges that come with it, the ingenuity of the people involved in it, and the immense satisfaction of finishing a project and seeing a concept come to life. Featuring projects from concept to installation, this is a true behind-the-scene for the lives of interior designers.
From a simple love of fabric and texture to a now well-established interior design firm, Steven La Fonte is the perfect example of how far in life passion can bring a person. His love for the craft shows in each project, and many of his have been featured in various prestigious publications.
“No entrepreneur can be successful without vision,” he says, “It’s important to have different ways of thinking.” As an expert in the field, the designer has inspired many to follow in his footsteps and hopes to inspire more to do the same. “Learn to be good listeners and focus on what others are saying,” he advises aspiring interior designers and entrepreneurs, “Be direct, passionate, persistent, and ask for advice.”
Steven La Fonte’s renown continues to grow, and with it, he hopes to expand his network and form fortuitous connections with potential partners and collaborators. With his projects, he hopes to open more doors for professional advancement. Learn more about him on his website, and follow him on Instagram to bear witness to the magnificence of his work.