Sometimes a house can become more of a source of stress than a retreat from it; the vision of Carlos Fuller of Amodernary Furniture Designs is to restore the comforting feeling of home by revitalizing and modernizing it in the process. A fusion of modern and contemporary styles, Amodernary renews the outdated, inspiring a mix of the old and the new to help you create a space that you would want to come home to. Here, Carlos explains his journey, his vision, and what it means to live the Amodernary lifestyle he created.
Carlos, how did you get into the furniture and interior design business?
I’ve always been inspired by interior design, especially modern and contemporary styles. After years of being in the car sales business, it became so stressful that I just kept asking myself, “What am I doing?” At the time, I didn’t realize I had a passion for interior design, but I remembered that people would come into my home and ask me to design theirs like mine. So, I started to really study interior design and began to try to create my own concept.
What is “Amodernary”?
The name itself is a combination of modern and contemporary. You’ll also hear about the concept of ‘an Amodernary lifestyle.’ To live an Amodernary lifestyle is to live a different kind of life–one where you find yourself saying, “I can’t wait to go home,” “I can’t wait to clean up my house,” or “I can’t wait for company to come over.” Whether you’re renting an apartment or living in a house, you’re supposed to be happy when you get home.
How do you curtail Amodernary’s style to accommodate a client’s?
Right now, we offer free 30-minute consultations where we really sit down with each client and, instead of asking about favorite colors, we ask, “What do you want your kitchen to say?” Whether you know it or not, the rooms in your house speak to you and the way we design is by figuring out what you want those rooms to say.
Do you have any basic tips for someone who is wanting to elevate their home?
Sometimes all you need to do is clean it up, or take something from one room and put it in another room to create a different vibe. That’s what we like to help a client do: We like to make people look at what they already have in a different light, to take what they have and elevate it.