Meet Donna Mondi
Donna Mondi, the founder and principal designer at Donna Mondi Interior Design, has more than 16 years of interior design experience. Blending traditional elements with modern designs, Mondi’s work has been showcased on national and local television, as well as in numerous magazines, design books and show houses.
Inspired by a long love of European architecture and 20th century American style, Donna’s work is influenced by many different periods including French Moderne, Hollywood Regency and Mid-Century Modern.
We spoke with her about a few of her favorite designs, and the inspiration behind them. Here’s what she had to say:
“A well-deserved urban oasis for the parents of four boys, this bathroom remodel started with a reverse contrast color scheme. White walls and black trim set the backdrop and the bold patterned concrete tiles took the leading role. Black cabinetry gets a touch of glam with brushed brass pulls. Touches of gold and a little texture are the icing on the cake!”
“Architecture, natural light, and unobscured views of the wooded lot drove the design of this family space for one of our custom builders own personal home. They wanted lots of white and gray, minimal pattern, with subtle pops of plum. High contrast elements bring lots of drama but keep the space clean and modern.”
“When given an oval room, what’s a designer to do? All I could think about was intense drama with a highly reflective surface. Black lacquer was the perfect choice to grab your attention. Cream chairs add contrast, a beveled walnut table provides warmth, and a stunning chandelier says this room isn’t for the faint of heart. The artwork pops off the back wall, vintage bar carts say come-in-and-stay-awhile, and the ceiling wall covering evokes a feeling of early Parisian steel and glass buildings.”
“After living with a dated master suite in earth tones, this couple was up for something light, fresh, and modern. With a black and white wall covering as a backdrop, an oversized custom leather headboard, and pops of blue and yellow this bedroom transformed into their favorite room in the house. The textured rug, furry bench, velvet bed pillows and chair all add glamour while keeping this cool color scheme looking warm and cozy.”
Photos courtesy of Nick Novelli, courtesy of Donna Mondi Interior Design