Hello, I am Carmen, the owner of Carmen Navarro Designs – Event Styling & Creative Service. At CND my goal is to make styling events and party planning accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget. Anyone can have a fabulous party with a little D.I.Y elbow grease.
My design career started the moment I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2008 with my Interior Design degree. While studying alongside some amazing students, I figured that there was so much more out there and started to venture out in the design industry. My love for design flourished and I soon found my self in the event planning world. I decided to step back into the college scene, obtain more design knowledge and attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where I would receive my Bachelors Degree in 2013. If I was going to go all in, in this event planning industry I might as well do it right!
A perfect day for me is crafting new tissue tassels, hand making a stripped fabric backdrop or a paper flower walls for my bride-to-be’s. Spending time with my pup is always a must, my one year old 90 lb German Shepherd Maximus loves all the attention and will stop at nothing to get it. Even if it means sitting on all my tissue paper and giving me that sad puppy face. I fall for it every time. When I need inspiration, I love to go antiquing. I find so much love in how intricate and detailed past treasures are. Now I try not to bring home everything or else I won’t hear the end of it from my fiancee Josh. It is all in good means I promise.
Carmen Navarro Designs