Ecuador Interiors, a subsidiary of Ecuador At Your Service, is an interior design and decorating firm, located in Cuenca, Ecuador, dedicated to conceiving and developing living and working spaces and custom-made furniture and furnishings that blend artistic style and functionality, with individual taste.
Founded by Michel Blanchard, Ecuador Interiors has been recognized for design excellence in premier Ecuadorian architecture and design magazines such as, Casas; lifestyle publications including Vistazo, and on the style television show “Spacios.” Michel’s work has also been featured in The MiamiHerald, International Living, and in the London Financial Times in recent months.
Michel is an award-winning graduate of the esteemed Parsons School of Design in New York City and was also a former senior designer for Oleg Cassini and a style editor for Palm Springs Life. In addition he was a former international fashion model represented by Elite Models, working for such luminaries as Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Calvin Klein.
Ecuador Interiors works closely with Cuenca’s top furniture-makers, master painters, fabric producers, flooring, tile, and appliance stores, as well as specialized artisans (among many others), allowing us to better serve our clientele … both “Gringos” and locals. Michel speaks English, Spanish, German and French.
In addition, Ecuador Interiors has worked extensively with one of Cuenca’s key development/restoration firms … Inmobiliaria San Alberto Magno on four projects, as well as with their top architects, affording us a unique understanding of the inner workings of Ecuadorian building requirements and design challenges and opportunities.
Our goal is to create seamlessly designed homes and unique, custom-made furnishings that reflect our client’s personality and lifestyles, while creating lasting beauty and harmony.
Ecuador Interiors also dedicates itself to Project Management, where a client can be living thousands of miles away, yet be kept informed of every latest development in the construction of their dwelling in Ecuador. We work with the architect and developer to make sure things get done according to the client’s wishes. Every detail, from electrical outlets to room configurations is discussed, overseen, and relayed to our clients through ongoing phone and Skype calls, and e-mail communications, creating total peace of mind for out-of-town buyers.
WHAT WE DO
Ecuador Interiors provides advice, consultancy, technical, artistic and design assistance in a multitude of ways depending upon one’s needs and wants. Among the many services we offer are:
Consulting services aimed at determining project goals and objectives
Determination and assessment of budget parameters
Formulation of preliminary space plans and the creation of illustrations and renderings of desired interior spaces and furnishings, based on individual desires
Recommendations of color schemes, materials and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept
Recommendation and presentation/creation of furniture, fixtures, fabrics, and other design choices to choose from that appeal to client’s unique sensibilities
Shopping for interior design components … with or without clients, dependant on their wishes. If client is not with us, we provide photographs and information about all potential purchases for their approval
Demolition and renovation of bathrooms, kitchens, and entire homes
Designing and creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for our clients that will fit into their desired specifications and home-style
Coordinating and collaborating with other professionals who may be retained to provide clients with a completely streamlined design package based on their needs
Monitoring and managing construction (when client is or is not on site)