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Meet Janet Vargas Lopez of Azul Staging and Azul Furniture

Today we’d like to introduce you to Janet Vargas Lopez.

Janet, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born and raised in Mexico. As a child, I had always been drawn to art and design. So naturally, a career in design and fashion was part of my childhood destiny. I travelled to Milan and Madrid to learn directly from top designers in the industry. Later, I discovered my passion to combine textures and material, which is the heart of space design. And with space design, I am able to apply my skills and my passion for art, design, and architecture.

Which means if I can’t acquire the perfect piece for a room, I design it. I created my furniture line some years ago and it has enriched my portfolio of services available at Azul Staging. My passion for staging and interior design comes from my connection to nature. Nature and natural forms have always inspired me.

Living and working in LA is a fulfilled dream, an artistic call and a challenge to give my best every day, to improve and to develop in so many aspects.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When you reach the end of the road and it often looks like a dead end, but more often it’s just a bend, an opportunity to adjust and continue. And the ride through the unknown is never smooth, there are twists and turns and potholes and roadblocks, but these become the contours of your creativity. How we solve these problems is what makes Azul Staging the creative force it is. How we rise to challenges is how we grow and the objective is always to look back with pride at how far we’ve come.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
Azul Staging is a Los Angeles-based luxury home staging company in Los Angeles. But we’re a different kind of design firm. In today’s attention-grabbing world, there are so many challenges to making your work and your home stand out. We stage houses betting on surprise, or the unexpected – the “WOW effect.” We take special care to make sure the textures, furniture and decor blend in our own unique ‘Azul Staging’ way. No other home on the market has that individual look.

We approach each project as an exclusive design, to match out unique clientele. The trend today is to utilize bold colors and original designs with unique elements and new combination, and accented with original art creations. Among staging companies, the search for authenticity creates faster sales.

As an LA-based design firm, we have attenuated our vibration with the originality of the SoCal’s natural, breezy, yet sophisticated style. We scour the city in search art and the people that define the west-side.

Many of our clients are Hollywood insiders, who define the culture with their colorful personalities and creative minds. Since they strive to find inspiration everywhere, we strive to stage their home to match their imaginative lifestyle. We want to make sure the homes reflect their unique personalities, so they can sell faster to the right party.

Our latest project was to stage the house of famed director and Hollywood royalty, Nick Cassavetes, who’s projects include Blow, The Notebook, John Q… the list goes on. We wanted to stage his house in a way that reflected his professional and familial stature while paying homage to his creative sensibility, and of course, help his family sell their property as fast and profitably as possible.

The furniture line is created with love and respect to Nature and its organic beauty. Every piece of Azul furniture is a poem created by of Nature herself. Our reclaimed wood is sourced from centuries-old material, which gives it an aged intricacy not found in modern lumber. When trees fall and die naturally, our team finds and rescues them for second, more curated, life.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I was born and raised in Mexico. My father is a doctor, so I was raised with advanced educational expectations in an environment that placed a high value on science. Everyone in my family works hard and we are very close.

Because of my love of Nature and my drive to create, my family would often find me outside sketching the beauty of my world while imagination. This is where my fascination with the shapes and colors coming from, my native landscape.

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