When I called a friend I’ve known since college, he has exquisite taste, to find out if anyone in his network could recommend a designer, he proposed only one name, Thiara Borges. He said that two of his siblings in the Boston area, with very different tastes and homes both had great success with Thiara.

It was singularly the best reference I have ever had. I looked at some of her work online, appreciated her ability to do eclectic combinations. I found her designs creative, joyful and visually delightful.  I had just moved my mother out of the ancestral home and had “adopted” too many family heirlooms. I knew some of these pieces were going to be very easy to use and some were going to be a challenge to repurpose.

What is perhaps the most amazing benefit of working with Thiara, is that she absolutely knows the highest-quality artisans, fabricators, solution providers for any home improvement challenge. Thiara has a wonderful team of art framers, furniture repair people, custom acrylic fabricators, TLC movers, etc.  I left my keys to the loft with Thiara, while I was away for a month. When I returned, I found all my a dozen pieces of custom art gorgeously displayed. Not sure how it was done, but it was done properly placed even on brick walls.   Her decades of testing and assessing the quality of tradespeople saved me time and money.

Thiara is a keen observer and listened to my preferences and  took my tastes and my aesthetics and upgraded them. When she proposed something, I usually thought if only I had decades of experience, I hope that I would have found the same piece on my own. But alas, I had a different career and a different life. I am just simply grateful I made the call to my friend from college and he had the good fortune to have siblings with great wisdom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Martha P. 

"Thiara was the lead designer of my Somerville home. She was a dream to work with because she not only was just as excited about the project as I was but she brought incredibly creative ideas!  We partnered to create a space that was unique, colorful and full of character while still reflecting my personal aesthetic.  Thiara totally upped my style game and I was absolutely blown away by the transformation of the space." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             -Pamela C.

We have worked with Studio Borges on several projects and are always incredibly pleased with our experiences.  We are always blown away at the final product!  Thiara listens carefully throughout the process and understands what we are trying to achieve. She has excellent taste and an abundance of resources.  She is incredibly organized, very hands on and keeps us updated every step of the way. Thiara is just as vibrant and polished as her portfolio suggests! A great sense of style, keen eye for detail, and first-rate customer service, we could not have dreamt of a better interior designer.                                                                     

-Laura C.

My journey with Thiara began thinking I needed help with "a few small things"...I found that adore her taste, and her company, so much that she has now decorated my entire home and my new retail store. I get constant compliments on her work!

Thiara has a source and a vendor for everything - even things I never knew existed. She brings her cool, calm attitude to every job, making design challenges seem to disappear, and handles everything that I throw at her with grace and ease.  Now I find myself calling her to help me pick everything down to tissue boxes - her taste is THAT good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Dana T       

After working with Thiara in several different rooms of my house, I am SO grateful that she was here to transform my house into a much more polished, coherent, and beautiful space that I enjoy being in. Thiara was able to take my (very disorganized) visions and turn them into a well-thought-out, creative, and practical reality for my family, which includes three young children. She is incredibly organized and professional, and has a wonderful and calm demeanor, making her a true pleasure to collaborate with. Thiara- thank you and I can't wait to work together again!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              -Nicole H.