My soul has always compelled me to make my surroundings feel beautiful. My environment matters. It influences how I feel and my creativity. I am a lover of nature and have always been inspired by the details that surround us. My goal is to create cohesive beautiful spaces that bring calm and joy.
A graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Interior Design, with several years of experience, as well as a natural eye for design. I am the designer behind Shalmai Interiors + Designs. Here to bring your dream home to life!
I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am a mom to three boys, (who are my motivation to be my best on a daily basis). I'm married to Brandon (who is my biggest motivator). I love plants (call me a crazy plant lady), coffee, and art.
Graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Interior Architecture. I assist in developmental design phases as well as space planning and design selections. I am inspired by the natural environment and materials as well as designing unique spaces for clients to feel most at home. I most enjoy the collaborative aspect of designing spaces with Shalmai and our clients along with the integration of different design styles and tastes. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, friends, and two dogs Guinness and Piper.
It's been quite the journey! A creative by nature, I tried all sorts of art forms. Music was my first love. I spent my first year of college as a music major. As much as I loved music, it didn't feel like "my thing". I switched majors and schools the second year. I chose interior design at complete random, or so I thought.
I began working in the design field in the early 2000s. I began in retail and moved to high-end kitchen design. In 2007, I started my own design business. That dream fell apart after the economy crashed. But continued working in retail.
We moved to northern Indiana in 2010. I tried to find work in the design industry with little luck. I was just starting to learn photography, so I focused on that instead. I photographed over 100 weddings, families, and much more for the next 7 years.
In 2017, we purchased a beautiful 100 yr old house. I fell in love with the house and it helped spark a love for design. I quickly realized, "this is my passion".
Shalmai Interiors started in 2018. Like I mentioned above, it's been quite the journey. The amount of growth and clients I have helped has been amazing.
Shalmai Interiors + Designs moved into a studio space in downtown Goshen in 2021.
Our approach is always natural and organic. Focusing on the clients and their unique needs. No home is ever the same. I like to push the boundaries a little and inspire clients to find their true style.
Shalmai works alongside clients, builders, and contractors, to smoothly bring projects together. Shalmai, a problem solver by nature, will make sure that communication is streamlined and issues are addressed.
From the initial planning stages to mood boards, drawings, layouts, project management, furnishings, and styling, Shalmai will help you visualize the design and concept for your home.