MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow mommas!
Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneurs are Cynthia Whitaker and Carolina Velasquez of Whitaker Velasquez Studio, Boca Raton interior designer experts who create spaces that truly resonate with clients on a personal level.
Introducing Cynthia Whitaker and Carolina Velasquez – two talented designers with unique backgrounds and a shared passion for creating meaningful spaces.
Cynthia’s design philosophy is influenced by her multicultural upbringing and extensive travels, while Carolina’s expertise is shaped by her social work background and love for design.
Tell us a little about what sets Whitaker Velasquez Studio apart from others…
Cynthia & Carolina: What sets us apart is our ability to empathize and pay attention to the smallest details, which stems from our experiences as mothers. This translates into interior design projects that deeply connect with our clients on a personal level.
How did your business get started? Did you face any challenges?
Cynthia: In 2006, I launched my own firm, embarking on a journey to create breathtaking projects in various destinations like Aspen, Phoenix, The Hamptons, Connecticut, Miami and Palm Beach.
Carolina: Meanwhile, I was honing my skills during a 15-year tenure at PACE for girls, gaining a deep understanding of people’s needs along the way. Now, with over a decade and a half of individual experience in the design world, Cynthia and I have joined forces to establish Whitaker Velasquez Studio. Our collaboration is built upon a shared foundation of expertise and a passion for crafting exceptional living spaces. Get ready to experience a new level of creativity and innovation!
What’s unique about Whitaker Velasquez Studio?
Whitaker Velasquez Studio embodies a simple, warm, and elegant style in all projects. The distinction of each space is credited to the unique inspiration drawn from each client. Contrast is abundant, with a blend of reverence for classics and an eclectic edge to our work. The goal is to create flowing and comfortable spaces for clients to celebrate good design in their everyday life as a necessity for well-being.
Why should my readers become your clients?
Boca mom readers should consider becoming Whitaker Velasquez customers because of our unique and elegant Interior Design style backed up by over 15 years of experience.
The magical touch and dedication that we bring to each client sets us apart in this business. There are many designers out there these days, but we pride ourselves in the integrity we bring to the process.
Creating, building, and renovating are challenging processes and it’s all about finding solutions and staying focused on the end result while enjoying ourselves, our clients and what we do.
What exciting things are coming up for you and your Boca Raton interior designer business?
Whitaker Velasquez Studio is gearing up for an exciting phase of growth, with the introduction of a gallery showroom into our agenda. It gives us the opportunity to bring our passion and designer’s eye into many more homes, even those who can’t afford an entire renovation.
What do you love about working and living in South Florida?
We cherish life in South Florida for its vibrant cultural diversity, year-round sunshine, and a thriving professional environment that aligns with our passions and ambitions.