For This ‘Classic Maximalist,’ Leopard Print Is Always A Neutral


Katy, Texas-based designer Veronica Solomon of Casa Vilora Interiors has been turning heads with her bold, unique and richly layered interiors. Hoping to get to the heart of her enviable style and talent, we recently caught up with Solomon—whose daughter, Courtney Morris, is the firm’s office manager—and quickly learned that she is a mover and a shaker with no plans of slowing down. The self-described “classic maximalist” discussed her aesthetic and inspiration with Luxe.

What is your background? I grew up in Jamaica and moved to the United States in 1996. I began my career in banking and customer service and then decided to change course and pursue interior design. I am self-trained and founded my firm in 2007.

Describe your look. My personal design aesthetic is classic maximalism. My signature design aesthetic is layered and luxe with bold colors, lots of pattern play and great textural mix. For me, leopard print is a neutral.

What makes your work unique? It’s very nuanced and detailed, allowing both the rooms and clients’ personalities to shine through. I steer away from the status quo and what’s popular and trendy. Rooms should get better the more time you spend inside them.

What inspires you? Nature. I love its gorgeous landscapes, beautiful plant life, colorful birds—and interpret that in my work in many ways. I strive to layer colors, patterns and textures as they are in nature.