Gabriela del Cid
Gabriela del Cid, founder, and director of GDCLuxury has designed a classique and contemporary luxury house on the shore of the Caribbean Sea in Honduras.
Located on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, a new incredible interior design project is born and it couldn’t be more unique. Combining classic architecture with a twist of contemporary style furniture, this design truly reveals the client’s personality.
GDCLuxury directed by Gabriela del Cid, together with amazing design brands such as Boca do Lobo, Koket, Bentley, Paul Mathieu, Christopher Guy, Roche Bobois, and Roberto Cavalli were able to create an environment in vibrant colors, giving the stage to absolute masterpieces. One of the most important things to achieve an amazing, yet intimate and personal interior design is connecting with the owners. Gabriela del Cid shared that the “chemistry was there from moment one”, and the whole process contributed for her to perfectly interpret the owners’ view: “Initially I was contacted by her, she invited me for breakfast to discuss a project she had in hand. Later she introduced me to the family and we started working together.”
“Genuine, True, Bold”, are the three words that Gabriela del Cid uses to describe the couple who owns the home, which truly reflects in the interior design. Being completely different from each other, both the wife and the husband complement each other – “She’s a classy, classic-lover elegant lady and he’s a totally contemporary and brilliant man, yet merged together, they are perfect.” This amazing fusion is visible in every room, and what makes this project really special.
Another crucial aspect, when comes to achieving the perfect project is the location, and what is a better one than the Caribbean? According to the interior designer, the spot played a huge part, inspiring the mood of the project – “Besides the clients’ persona, we wanted to bring inside the Caribbean vibes. Bright and happy colors yet elegant, reminding us of our blue & turquoise ocean waters and orange & golden sunsets. There’s no room that follows the same colors, yet you still fill the harmony and same energy that embraces you.”
When asked about her favorite room from the project, Gabriela answers with no doubt, the dining room, “I went through a lot of emotions here. I love the outcome, pure essence, sensual, effortlessly chic, simple vibe yet there is everything that one can need. Holding a story behind, this is where Boca do Lobo’s Metamorphosis Dining Table and Nº11 Chair found their place.
The dining room, was the last room to be completed since we really wanted a statement piece, the dining table had to speak by itself, to seduce you, to invite you, to be part of a very sensual experience by having the pleasure of using all your senses, in the room.
From the house structure, where “all the walls and ceilings are hand-carved from pure mahogany”, to the art pieces from several places of the world collected “ by the couple, the house is a “true museum”, where ”the way architecture is designed truly leads you to a path to be discovered from gallery to gallery.”
For the interior designer, there are three pieces that stand out: In the husband’s office, the “antique French Louis circa 1860 founded at London”, and behind “magnificent 3mts height doors, and there is: “The” outstanding contemporary Metamorphosis dining table”, surrounded by 14 Nº 11 chairs, by Boca do Lobo.
Boca do Lobo was chosen for this project because, according to Gabriela the brand evokes emotions through design, never forgetting its functional character – “Boca do Lobo is not just a furniture brand, it’s an experience, it’s timeless, it can be easily adapted to space no matter what is the style, it has the power to attract everyone’s attention, admiration and love for it. For me, it is a unique perennial beauty.”
“Captivating, exuberant, sleek, and sensual”, are the signature characteristics of GDCLUXURY, well visible in this project. Mixing blues, golds, browns, oranges, and pinks, in a balanced perfection the design studio truly accomplishes its mission – “Creating interiors that are physically and psychologically comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional”.
This amazing design in Honduras holds inside magnificent design pieces, modern and contemporary, but also ancient and collectible designs.