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Meet Tonie Pimienta of Tonie Design (TADS) in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tonie Pimienta.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Tonie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I always had an affinity for art. I was raised in Mexico City by my father, a graphic designer and my mother, a painter and educator, so I was always around it. However, it wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles as an adult when I channeled this passion into a career in the interior design field.

I first earned my Interior Design degree from UCLA, while working with one of LA’s top designers. I also received my certification with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification).

I founded Tonie Design (TADS) in 2001 with the mission to provide my clients with a superior level of service and attention to detail that captures each of their unique lifestyle’s and personality’s. In 2009, Sacramento Magazine’s commended me for the unbelievable home I designed combining contemporary, modern style with an Asian flare.

I’ve been successful because of my strong appreciation for each individual’s style of living. I spend time with every client and create original designs based on their specific needs, while providing an outcome that is functional with their way of life. My designs always answer the client’s needs, which is often inspired by my exotic world travel and bilingual roots.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I have to say, I cannot complain. I’ve managed to stay busy because my clientele is made up of predominately return business and referrals. It is a strong testament to my talent and work ethic, which I am very proud of.

However, when I was starting my business I was putting my three children through school, so it was a bit of a challenge to manage it all.

So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Tonie Design (TADS) story. Tell us more about the business.
Tonie Design is a trusted full-service interior design firm based in Beverly Hills. Whether it’s a 1000-square-foot-loft or a sprawling country estate needing complete remodel, Tonie Design will bring the vision to life on-time and on-budget. Principal Designer, Tonie Pimienta founded Tonie Design in 2001 with the mission to provide her clients with a superior level of service and attention to detail that captures each client’s unique lifestyle and personality. She has since created custom spaces for over 200 satisfied clients, predominately of return business and client referrals, which is a strong testament to both her creative talent and work ethic.

Tonie boasts a 5-star rating on Houzz, one of the largest online platforms for remodeling and design. Tonie earned her Interior Design degree from UCLA, while working with one of LA’s top designers. She is certified with ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification). In 2009, Sacramento Magazine’s commended Tonie for the unbelievable home she designed combining contemporary, modern style with an Asian flare.

Tonie Design specializes in:

Interior Design
Conceptual and Design Development
Furniture Selection and Design
Lighting Design​
Space Coordination and Layout
Home Organization
Landscape Design
​Project Management
Relocation Services

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t think luck has anything to do with it. As I mentioned before, I’ve managed to stay busy because my clientele is made up of predominately return business and referrals. It is a strong testament to my talent and hard work ethic.

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