About Curate

5 Steps

to successfully 

curating your space

  1.  Open up more space

 2.  Set up systems for organization

 3.   Adopt new habits

 4.   Display only the things that are                    special to you and that bring joy

 5.  Don't be afraid to ask for expertise

      

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”

– Marie Kondo

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Shelly Garza

Principal Curator

Hi, I am Shelly!

 

My philosophies and practices around interior/exterior design are to incorporate and highlight what is most celebrated by you in your living and or workspaces. Because I feel it is important for everyone to focus on living a healthier, happier, more meaningful, and better-balanced life; I work to design and enhance spaces that positively influence human experience.

 

Designing and curating elements within a home or workspace as simplistic or as complex as it may demand allows lifestyles to be enhanced, creates more meaning and a greater sense of well-being.

Since successful design has been shown to have clear psychological and physiological impact on lives evoking positivity, uplifted moods, reduced stress, reduced anxiety and increased productivity; design  enhances the quality of the life you live.

Influenced by my bi-coastal experiences and travel; I celebrate creating spaces that are comfortable, functional, inviting, and harmonious to be in. These are spaces that you will want to live in, share, celebrate, and enjoy.

 

​CURATE was launched after years of friends asking for design direction. Often, I would hear something like, "can you bring some elements into my house that make it look more finished or more like home" or I would be presented with questions alike "can you just make some adjustments to the spaces in my house that will make it function better, and to feel more comfortable and complete.” We look to optimize almost everything in our lives, why wouldn’t we look to optimize the spaces in which we work and live? 

It has been said that if you do what you love, you'll never work another day, and I can say, I believe that adage! 

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I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from

San Jose State University with a minor in Fine Arts.

 

purposely designed environments

Serving the Greater Bay Area 

Menlo Park | Palo Alto | Los Altos | Mountain View 

 Sunnyvale | Santa Clara | Cupertino | Saratoga 

 Campbell | Los Gatos | San Jose | Morgan Hill | Gilroy

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As your curator, my goal is to always ensure your project outcome is one that is visually stimulating, spatially functional, and uniquely designed to meet your needs. I look to elevate your space(s) that you live in, work in, spaces that serve you, spaces that you share with others, and spaces that you will enjoy for years to come!

CURATE Your Sphere!