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Today in the Lounge, Nick sits down with the dynamic duo leading Parker-Torres Design, Barbara Parker and Miriam Torres. Barbara and Miriam are the very definitions of opposites attract. Taking advantage of their differences, the two build on each other’s strengths to create beautiful, functional, and dynamic designs. In today’s episode, we learn a bit about the development of the firm, how the ladies collaborate on designs and came to be the successful team that they are.

Parker-Torres Design

Parker-Torres Design is an International Design Firm based out of Boston, MA. They specialize in hospitality but have also designed commercial, office, and restaurant spaces. At Parker-Torres, the projects do not have a single look. Rather, each project is designed to fit the client’s needs and personal style preference. The firm initially began as a residential firm in an effort not to compete with their previous employer. Although, they quickly came to realize that was not for them and instead decided to focus on hospitality.

Barbara Parker

Barbara was born in Massachusetts and didn’t stray far from home, going to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. To this day, she is living in her hometown. Her background focuses mainly on architectural interiors such as master planning, space planning, millwork and project management. Barbara is considered to be the business manager within the firm, taking care of the technical aspects. So, she uses her keen research and analytical skills to discover the functional needs of their clients.

Miriam Miriam Torres

Miriam was born and raised in Puerto Rico and came to the US to get her interior design degree, then elected to stay. Her primary background is in developmental design, focusing mainly on FF&E, furnishings, and color. Today, Miriam is the relationship manager for the firm and uses her abstract mind and a keen eye for artistry to bring the designs to life.

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Wrap Up

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About the Author
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Lauren moved to Denver three years ago and is loving every bit. Though she came to Colorado to study communications, marketing, and journalism, she’s got a love for all things art, design and media related. Lauren’s gig at The Chaise Lounge includes writing, copy editing and creating social media content. When not in classes at the University of Denver or writing about the business of interior design, you can find her with a camera or paintbrush in her hand, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or on the ski slopes.

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