Marena Balomenos

Interior Designer | Retail and Showhomes

Hello guys.. I’m Marena. Most people talk about their fantasies; I’m living mine.


What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?

Currently I love the modern farmhouse. It allows you to keep leather textures and patterned pillows but adding your sleek black light fixtures and hardware, this trend gives you flexibility on having a clean polished home, which is what EVERYONE wants! That pinterest house!

What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?

Past design trend in my opinion was the modern boho look. This trend, with its charming mix of styles, colors and patterns, is one of the most fun to experiment with. The glamourous styling mixing gold with pastel even pops of sleek black.

What do you like most about working at design Q?

I get the privilege to collaborate with the most talented woman each day. We have our own strengths and styles which allows us to work independently showcasing our own person style and design.

What is your favorite room in a home, and why?

This is a tough one for me but I love a nursery, you can add such unique patterns and fun colors. I enjoy experimenting with bold lighting fixtures to really give it that WOW.

Describe your dream vacation.

My DREAM vacation would be in Capri, Italy in a beautiful old charming hotel with views of the ocean with my family ALSO indulging in every restaurant….YUM.

What advice would you give a client when staging their new home?

TAKE A BREATH…. You will get through it. LOL. My best advice is go with what you love, don’t rush. ( Rome was not built in a day) LOL. Find pieces along the way, this will not force you to buy things just to fill the space. It will allow you to appreciate the pieces and customize your home to suite your needs. HIRE ME DUH! LOL.