Vera Zalta DesignsMeet this month's Spotlight Designer Vera Zalta Designs based in Brooklyn, New York
For Brooklyn-based designer Vera Zalta, the passion is in the process as she watches her vision come to life. Everyone knows the saying “necessity is the mother of invention.” It sums up how Vera Zalta discovered the designer within – and launched a successful interior design career spanning nearly 15 years. In 2001, Vera and her husband bought a larger house to accommodate their growing family of six. To help with rising expenses, Vera took a job selling carpeting at a nearby store. “Though I learned the technicalities quickly: how to measure, estimate yardage and price, order, and draw a room to scale with an architect’s ruler, I found myself more and more drawn to the design aspects,” says Vera. Single carpet samples inspired her to create entire spaces, as she slowly discovered her inner artist. “I saw the transformation. Tired rooms became vibrant through my selections of fabrics, colors, textures, paints, rearranged pieces of furniture,” she says. An ad in the local paper for Vera Zalta Designs led to her first job: redesign the living room, dining room, and foyer for a spacious center hall Colonial in Belle Harbor, NY. A thrilled client led to a total redesign of a neighboring beachfront mansion, followed by numerous word of mouth references. Business blossomed. “I never had to place a second ad,” says Vera. Since its founding in 2002, Vera Zalta Designs has designed single family homes and upscale apartments at some of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses (i.e. Grand Army Plaza), Brooklyn, Long Island and along the Jersey shore as well as for multiple commercial facilities – restaurants, doctor’s offices, nursing homes. All have a common thread: a well put together space that's cohesive and eye catching. “Setting up a room for the final reveal, I see my vision come to life. When the different components work together in harmony, it makes me feel like I’m bursting with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It’s such a bonus that the client loves it too.” “My career found me! I may never have known how much I loved designing, if I hadn’t been faced with necessity,” says Vera.
Company: Vera Zalta Designs
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Learn more about Vera Zalta Designs here!
Image Credits: All spaces designed by Vera Zalta, president of Vera Zalta Designs. Photography by: Eli Wohl (top kitchen image), Jay Warshavsky (second row, left kitchen image), and Michele Shrem (second row, right bathroom image)