Famously known as a designer who goes against the grain in an industry so fixated on trends, Interior Designer and Entrepreneur Blanche Garcia’s aesthetic is not one that can be labeled. Instead, her design is looked upon as a lifestyle that is individual to her and especially to each of her clients. Long before her days as a successful Interior Designer, Blanche found her love of construction while volunteering at the age of 12 for nonprofit building projects around the country with her mother. It was there that she learned to develop construction crafts such as electrical, drywall and tile work, among many others.
Today, Blanche is a certified Interior Designer with over 20 years of experience in residential, hospitality and commercial design and is the owner of B. garcia Designs based in Montclair, New Jersey. She is a “Green Design” LEED Accredited Professional through the United States Green Building Commission. She is also a “WELL AP” design professional which utilizes healthy concepts to promote human health and wellness within the built environment.
Blanche was also the principal designer featured in the popular Travel Channel reality series, “Hotel Impossible” for five seasons, where she helped tackle the job of revamping hotels along with host, Anthony Melchiorri.
Her client list ranges from members of the New York Jets to “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”, to corporations, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and lounges. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, US Magazine, Red Book, Small Room Decorating, Latina, Design NJ, New Jersey Countryside, New Jersey Monthly, and more. Her design columns have been published in The Star Ledger and The Record. She has also appeared on HGTV, Better Show, Daytime and HouseSmarts. Recently, her new book "aka passion project" Empowered Design: A Design Plan for Living, has been inspiring people worldwide.
Blanche Garcia currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey, along with her Chihuahua Maddox, who serves as the Director of Office Morale.