Manila-born Eric La Gasca has called Puerto Vallarta his home since 2015, the same year he opened GD Vallarta Interiors. His background in art, fashion, and furniture design informs his style and design aesthetic. As an assistant product manager for Anne Klein in the 80s, he helped adapt and deliver seasonal collections to the Asian market. He completed two years of textile design and art history at The School of the Art Institue of Chicago, then opened and ran a successful furniture import business with clients ranging from Neiman Marcus, Gump’s in San Francisco, to Clodagh in NYC and Starwood Properties International.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY & CUSTOMER BENEFITS
Eric places great emphasis on listening to the client. The client’s needs and lifestyle come first and foremost. Of equal importance are the architecture and context of the space that his client will inhabit. So not only do his projects reflect his clients’ different personalities, they are also thoughtful responses to the architecture and the environment that are unique to the clients’ homes. The results are anything but “cookie cutter”.
Eric’s stylistic imprint shows up in the expert layering and editing that he applies to all his projects, an informed curatorial approach to art, color-precision, and harmonious and balanced interiors that promote the comfort and well being of his customer. But ultimately it is the client’s unique personality that comes through in the finished interior.
Eric’s experience marries years of successful decorating with rental and property management, as well as real estate sales.
It is this unique combination that allows him to perform the seamless task of transforming his client’s investment to generate the utmost return in terms of comfort and enjoyment for them and their family, as well as appeal to the discriminating tastes of high-end potential renters or buyers, should they decide to rent or sell.
Over the years, Eric has built an impressive roster of local craftsmen and artisans, and maintain upstanding relationships with local vendors, contractors, and artists to be able to provide the best quality custom work on time.
The challenge of buying, remodeling and furnishing in a foreign country can be daunting, and Eric’s more-than-capable team at GD Vallarta Interiors, with its experience in real estate, design conception, furniture design, turn key remodels, space planning, styling, staging, project management, rental and property management, is your ultimate go-to to help make home-ownership in Puerto Vallarta a dream come true.
I undertook a complete redo of my condominium and called Eric from the beginning, having been impressed with his previous projects. Eric is professional, has a great sense of style and design, is very easy to get along with, and has excellent resources. I really felt like he listened to what I wanted in terms of style and energy and worked with me closely every step of the way to accomplish it. He has great ideas and opinions but is also very flexible. The entire project took a year to complete and I was extremely happy with the outcome. I have never felt more comfortable in a home! I would highly recommend him.From A Client