Carolina Moncion Design is a family-owned Design Firm. For more than 15 years they have helped homeowners in the City of San Antonio, Texas and Garden Ridge, Texas create comfortable and timeless living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. They believe the surroundings you live in should be a reflection of who you are. Their goal is to provide personalized design services their customers will find convenient.
In the year 2000, a workroom under the name Harrogate opened in the city of Converse, Texas. The focus was to manufacture custom drapery, bedding and lite upholstery for the local home industry. When the building recession struck, Harrogate was still able to provide the seamless customer experience their clients had received and still expected. Many workrooms went out of business but Harrogate thrived due to its customer service and quality craftsmanship. In 2008, it quickly found itself as one of the few remaining drapery and bedding workrooms in the city of San Antonio. As a result, the owner – Carolina M. Trinidad – found herself working 16 hour days, seven days per week in order to satisfy each customer or risk not being able to deliver a product that would satisfy the demand of the growing gap in this essential trade to the industry. She needed a way to grow and personally connect with the end-consumers that she was designing for and through other design firms.
The Decision to Go back to School Changed Everything
The journey through Interior Design and Kitchen & Bath Design allowed Harrogate to be more involved in the design process. While it offered design services from the beginning, it began to change into a one-source service for homeowners and designers alike. In 2016, the decision to re-brand took place and it turned into a private label for its clients: Carolina Moncion Design, and with that, it merged its custom bedding and drapery fabrication with in-house design services and 3D drafting for renovations, home additions and the home-building process. Thanks to this merger of all services that are home-related, including the ability to preview your space or home before you decorate or build, the business can create deeper and more personal relationships with customers through digital recommendations. Now Carolina Moncion Design uses the drafting software to show their clients how furniture is optimally placed, what colors will make the greatest impact, what fabric will evoke the greatest feeling by bringing the homeowner’s ideas to life.
Not Just Drawings and Paint
Since these services were added, Carolina Moncion Design has helped homeowners see the value of change via design services. They delight their customers with a personalized design, in-home consultations, and private presentations, including their own password-protected page and is now considered a luxury [ yet still affordable ] service that relieves homeowners of the burden of not knowing the results of their investment. As a result, they have designed, styled and renovated homes across Texas with each homeowner’s personalized style. They have also gained the interest of many homeowners in Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels and Boerne, as well as many of San Antonio’s design colleagues, builders, and contractors that are looking for precise results at the end of their project. With every project, the result is the same – Carolina’s mission since the day she opened the workroom – to help you love where you live “because no matter how big or small the home is, we all deserve to feel that way about it. We all deserve to come home to a space we can love and be proud of.”
Carolina Moncion Design’s curated brand started in 2017. For ten years, Carolina had a dream of creating a curation that her clients could love. The goal was to foresee the collective clientele’s style and create decorative items that would be in limited supply. Today, Carolina has created branded pillows, ottomans, bedding, vignettes and curated styling elements for comfortable but tasteful living. From indoor to outdoor pieces, the brand is continuously evolving with limited quantities from hand-sketches by Carolina herself. “Fabric often speaks to me. It tells me it could be a luxury pillow that commands attention on this bed..It tells me it would make a one-of-a-kind headboard with thousands of nail heads. It tells me it should drape beautifully in a specific room with a dramatic style…yet you have to know fabric, color and their textures to be able to see them this way.”
The brand is still in its infancy yet has made waves with the studio’s clientele. Carolina Moncion is currenty developing it’s online store which will showcase not only her branded products but a curated collection based on style that you can make direct purchases from. All sales are limited to the city of San Antonio and the surrounding cities as it launches. From mirrors and lamps, to furniture and rooms-in-a-box, you will access the concierge service of instant design and scheduled installation. All from their online store, the Decorefinery – coming soon – to this domain.
About Carolina Moncion Trinidad, the Designer
Carolina Moncion Trinidad is an Interior Design Professional as well as a Kitchen and Bath Professional who partners with other designers, builders and contractors to create homes people will love, working side-by-side with the homeowners. After spending nearly a decade learning about custom bedding, upholstery and drapery fabrication as well as color, construction, space-planning and design, Carolina knows what transforms the average house into a magazine-worthy home – and it’s not by guessing what will work for you. It’s by connecting with you and your lifestyle and helping you communicate what drives your wish for changing your home.
Carolina herself has been featured via broadcast for the industry in The Design Summit and her work has been showcased in the San Antonio NHome Magazine. She has been a guest speaker for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Business of Design Seminar in San Antonio and her finished work is consistently being used on multiple internet sites as “Best Design for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Bedrooms and Living Rooms.” In addition to her extensive knowledge and experience in Home Decorating, Styling, and Drafting, Carolina is fifth-generation construction with the ability to present your new space so that you can see it before work begins and make any changes you wish to make without fear of losing time and money on products and materials. Her drafted designs save time and are a medium for exact pricing on labor and materials. Carolina is also a fourth-generation designer, and a mentor to multiple up-and-coming designers in Texas and around the world.
Carolina holds and maintains certifications in Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath Design from both St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and the National Kitchen and Bath Association. In 2017, Carolina was named as the year’s Design Legend, a prestigious award among a global community of Black Female Interior Designers.
On her spare time, Carolina is with her family and their two miniature Schnauzers – Lili and Bella – gardening organically and creating an environment that is safe for pollinators in their private residence in the Texas Hill Country. She believes in community and the safety of the environment because “Happiness starts at home and that is felt when you love where you live.”
We design for people, we solve their problems and then, by personalizing our solutions, we make them beautiful; fitted to suit our individual client’s needs because that is the basis of great design: Functional and Safe first, then Beautiful…