about


 home design atelier

 

interiors designed with love 

Design Dearly, LLC  is a design atelier offering interior decorating services, handcrafted home decor items and design inspiration content made with love.

Currently serving central Louisiana and beyond through our online design services, we specialize in creating chic and eclectic spaces to suit any personality and budget. We like to document and share our projects, home decorating ideas, inspirations, tips, diy and everything that inspires us to love design dearly.

 

Design Style

We like to describe our style as eclectic happy! We love to create spaces that are cheerful either because of their brightness, playfulness, color palette or unexpected fun elements. We love pairing classic and traditional items with fun and modern pieces. We aim to create elegant and sophisticated spaces that are also approachable, tell a story and have a dash of whimsy.

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Design Philosophy

We believe that well designed spaces, should reflect the inner essence of their occupants, tell their stories and increase their wellbeing. We believe in creating spaces that not only look good but also represents a segment of the occupants past and interests while also functioning as a backdrop to create new memories. We firmly believe that meaningful, thoughtful and considerately designed spaces can positively influence their occupants, in a way that promotes a healthier and happier life.


Founder

Yari Chiro has a unique and diverse background that enhances her design perspective and experience. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Chiro moved to the Continental U.S. after joining the U.S. Army. Along with her military service Yari completed a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability.

Yari married her husband who is a military officer in 2010 and shortly after rediscovered her passion for the creative arts. While still working as a scientist, she started blogging and designing spaces on the side.  It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that she decided to officially change her career path and pursue design full time. 

Photo by Megan Myrick

Photo by Megan Myrick

Yari enrolled in interior design M.A. program at the Savannah College of Art and Design and created design dearly to share her passion for design. When not daydreaming about décor & design Yari can be found, window-shopping, brunching, planning the next soiree, or enjoying a glass of wine.