The best part about Perlora is being able to do something completely unique for every customer. Helping homeowners discover how we can mix in new, fun colors and patterns with things they already own is something I truly enjoy. Being able to bring it all together is what really motivates me.
My biggest strength is a great sense of spacial understanding. When I see a space, I can immediately understand what will fit before I draw it. I’m also very imaginative and bring a lot of creativity to my designs.
Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places for me. Surprisingly, I find the outdoors to be very inspiring for my interiors. Then again, a new outfit can inspire me as well!
Each customer is different. Some customers make decisions very quickly and others need a little more time and explanations. Both customers who have experience furnishing a home and customers who are just discovering the possibilities of custom design, are fun to work with for different reasons. We have such great products that I am excited to help show anyone what we have, whether they need to furnish an entire home, or just need some finishing touches.
Residential design is what we do the most of here, and it can be a great creative outlet. Creating a beautiful living space is so important and I love helping people fall in love with their sanctuaries. I also enjoy doing office spaces, since they are like a puzzle to be solved.
Tina earned a B.S. in Interior Design and graduated in 1990 with Cum Laude honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her first love in the Interior Design world was Historic Interiors and she started with selling high end traditional furniture and antiques. With a desire to learn something new, she immersed herself into the world of kitchen and bath design with a particular enjoyment in tile design. Tina has been with PerLora Leather for four years and is able to use her diverse background to help clients with modern and contemporary interior design.
In 2015, Tina took part in the Ultimate House project for Pittsburgh Magazine. One section of the show house was staged with furniture, accessories and rugs that Tina helped to select.
In her spare time, this “Dog Mommy” loves spending time with her pets and doing anything outdoors. On really nice days, you can spot Tina riding her motorcycle to work!