Founder, Paris Forino Interior Design
Born and raised in Australia, Paris Forino graduated with Interior Design Honors from the University of Technology, Sydney. Paris first applied her love of design working with Ruth Levine Design in Australia. On moving to New York, she was recruited by Adam Tihany of Tihany Design and subsequently by Cetra Ruddy Architecture before establishing her own practice in 2012. In 2015, the New York Post named Paris Forino Interior Design one of the top four design firms in New York City. Renowned Manhattan real estate broker Fredrik Eklund described Paris’ style as “the best example of mixing old and new, uptown and downtown.”
Paris Forino Interior Design, a full-service, boutique design firm specializes in high-end residential, hotel and restaurant projects. Paris and her team offer a high-touch service evident from the inception of a project through mood, design, layouts and drawings, to construction administration as well as the oversight of every detail of the decorating process. With 15 years of Interior Design experience, Paris combines an inimitable sense of style with an excellent knowledge of both design and real estate to create thoughtful, beautiful solutions. Clients love to live, work and play in the spaces Paris creates and appreciate her focus on schedule, quality and value creation.
Paris values thorough and detailed conceptions that meld traditional and modern styles. A chic, elegant and understated glamour infuses each design. To ensure these principles are embodied in each project, she has carefully built a team of exceptional designers and architects who bring their unique skills, passions and personalities to the success and vibrancy of the firm. The team is known for their responsiveness, client communications and execution.
Paris’ portfolio is rapidly expanding. Her latest work includes a gut renovation of a 10,000 square foot townhouse in the West Village, a boutique wine bar and hotel lobby in Chelsea and a 60-unit condominium in Stockholm, Sweden.