Paris Forino established her design studio in 2012 after building a body of work for ten years with designers and architects in Sydney and New York. She has steadily gained a reputation for understated elegance fulfilling commissions for homes, multi-family residences, luxury hotels, furniture and furnishings.

Function, context and harmony are touchstones in her work, combining tradition with modernity. The arts, couture and travel inspire intelligent, beautiful conceptions that are beautifully executed. Her clients experience gorgeous interiors and lovely, intelligent objects each with elements that surprise and delight.

Paris' interior design practice creates fully conceived and finished spaces marked by thoughtful consideration of proportion and how humans will encounter, use and move through the environment. Rich details, historical features and clean lines compliment the choice of palette, material and texture to convey timeless sophistication and elicit emotional responses.  Composed but approachable; exacting but serene.

Paris' custom product designs emphasize demanding levels of beauty without compromising function. Her capabilities extend from furniture to bathroom fixtures, ensuring that her vision is fully executed in luxury multi-family residential developments, hospitality settings or bespoke single family homes. She reveals the potential of wood, metal, stone and fabrics to result in authentic, classic creations. Signature patterns, luxurious textures and fine craftsmanship add a touch of glamour and enchantment.

Paris and her talented, international team have recently completed projects in New York, The Hamptons, Toronto, Miami, Stockholm and elsewhere. She has been featured in Elle Décor, Architectural Digest Online, NBC New York’s Open House TV and Interior Design magazine and honored as a "Star on the Rise" by Design & Decoration Building. Her studio was ranked by the New York Post as one of the "Top 4 Firms Designing New York City."

Paris holds an honors degree in design from the University of Technology in Sydney.

THE PARIS FORINO TEAM

KATE EMMONS

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

A lifelong designer, Kate has always been drawn to the refined and handcrafted. After studying Interior Architecture at the University of Oregon, Kate moved to New York City to begin her career in design. Kate joined Paris in launching Paris Forino Design in 2012. 

CY WILSON

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

After studying at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, Cy moved to NYC by way of Toronto to begin his career in hospitality interiors with Yabu Pushelberg. Cy believes design is relevant most when it is moving forward and exploring new forms.

PETYA TONCHEVA

PROJECT DESIGNER

Strongly committed to design excellence, sustainability, and social purpose, Petya is an NCIDQ certified interior designer and an ambassador to the Director-at-Large at the board of directors at ASID New York Metro Chapter.

EMMA KATE BARNES

PROJECT DESIGNER

Emma Kate Barnes holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. From working in both architecture and design, she has a predilection towards creating space and special moments, each particular to the client.

UANN DONG

PROJECT DESIGNER

Uann studied Fine Art in Interior Design and graduated from Pratt Institute. Her passion for interior design is carried out through the play of color, pattern, texture & scale, with goals to achieve the balance between aesthetic and functionality. 

DEBRA KOVAL

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Debra loves to help make the magic happen with project installations as well as being the administrative director. Her time off is spent being an art enthusiast and hanging out at the art studio. 

MALCOLM FOX

OPERATIONS

With years of corporate management experience under his belt, Malcolm lends his business acumen to Paris Forino. Malcolm graduated from the Global Executive MBA program jointly run by Columbia Business School and London Business School. 

CAREERS

Paris Forino, Inc. is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Please feel free to submit your CV and portfolio at right to be considered for future positions. 

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