Spotlight: Diana Quadreny, The Quadd
Our upcoming clerkship hop around the country (3 states in 3 years) has me in full on planning and packing mode. Since we plan on keeping our current home, I've got less than a month to furnish a separate apartment, in another state, for a family of three. A design and decor junkie, I will happily spend hours scouring the internet, or stores, for stylish and functional furniture and decor. Some people would dread even the idea of this, or simply not have the time. I totally get it. Some people are born with the decor and design bug, like my childhood friend and former classmate, Diana Quadreny. The girl has been obsessed with home decor since, well, forever. As a kid, you could find her rearranging her furniture once a week, creating "living spaces" for her dolls, and even planning her bedroom in Versailles during a family trip to Paris. For heaven's sake, the girl pays so much attention to detail, I've listened to her spend ten minutes raving about the perfect piece of toast! I'll never forget that. I'm not sure everyone pays such attention to the specific amount of toasty-ness to their bread, or their desired ratio of butter to toast as Didi did, and probably still does if her detail oriented brain has anything to do with it! But if there is anyone you could trust to give the same amount of attention to detail to your living space, she's your girl.
She's turned her passion into a career, and risked everything to found "The Quadd", a Miami based company offering design and decor services. While she loves the idea of luxury -- I mean, she was planning on moving into Versailles -- she wants to offer Pinterest worthy dream spaces at all price points. She's created packages for clients with services ranging from room makeovers, repurposing existing furniture, creating mood boards, personal shopping, installation, and even drawing floor plans and elevation plans. Her business / life partner, fiancé Mauricio Restrepo, a real estate agent, has teamed up with her and offers his services as well. Looking for a dream home or fixer upper? Mauricio will show you properties while Diana walks through with you, helping you visualize the home's potential. They truly having something to offer everyone.
Before starting The Quadd, Diana worked in marketing, frequently partnering up with web developers and creative teams. She specialized in branding and sharing her brands with the world. I guess you could say for her design and decor clients, she does the same. She takes your personal style, and leaves its mark on your living or office space, essentially using it as a way to represent you, your style, your brand.
She loves both design and decor equally, and is happy to work in any style. Her Instagram account is a true testament to that, showcasing her work as well as tons of inspiration. I'm personally a fan of the bright white decor with pops of bright colors. #yasss. I've reached out to her for some tips on where to shop for apartment living. Yes, even though she's in Miami, she will provide certain services nationwide! So, no matter where you live, what style you love, or what your budget is, Diana Quadreny will take your ideas from Pinterest board, to reality.