Throughout her Catholic grade school years, a plaid skirt and a white blouse with a Peter Pan collar defined Christina Juarez’s wardrobe during the day. But at home and after school, her maximalist fashion sense started to show through. Her Italian-American parents also influenced her style. “My mom is 101, and she is still always dressed up — her hair and nails done, her jewelry on, and a cute little outfit,” Juarez says. “When I was growing up, my dad was kind of a clotheshorse and always well-dressed in beautiful suits, ties and shoes.” Her unique brand of maximalism, however, comes directly from her entrepreneurial spirit and her small business Christina Juarez & Company, a high-level luxury goods consultancy, which helps interior designers, such as Nicole Fuller Interiors, and home design brands, including Hector Finch Lighting, with everything from business development to full-scale communications strategies, special event production, social media content creation and management and much more.
The apartment where I raised my daughter was primarily oranges and pinks — my favorite color is orange. But I promised my current husband that when we built our home together, it wouldn’t be all orange and pink. So now I have those colors in my home office. That’s also where I keep the art that I’ve collected over the years. The rest of my home still has a lot of pattern and color from room to room, like bold black-and-white combinations and jewel-toned purples.
Everything in my apartment has a story behind it. I love that. Whether it’s the story of me going to the flea market on a rainy day and uncovering a treasure, or something more personal, like a drawing from my daughter.
Many of the organic-looking patterns I love are open for interpretation — one could read as a feather, a leaf or a maharaja’s turban. But plants make a house a home. We have a very sunny apartment, so it would be a sin not to have beautiful plants."