Romero + Obeji Interior Design

Romero + Obeji Interior Design

5.0 (3)
4 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

"We are two easy to work with interior designers whose goal is to surpass our client’s expectations, give them great value without compromise and be proud of our work. We know this formula makes for happy clients, which is always our intention." hector + chris

We are interviewing prospective clients now for projects starting in March 2020.

Hearing the words: "great work!" from our clients.

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Credentials

Newport Beach, CA 92660
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Cruz Zavala

    Thank you Hector and Chris for your amazing creative talent and business acumen. As a very busy professional and a particular person I’m grateful you took all the worry out of my hands and made this such a positive experience!

  • Yvonne W

    Shout out to the Romero + Obeji Interior Design Team. So thankful for their fresh ideas, knowledge and professionalism in working with me on my home renovation and interior design. A big thank you from one happy homeowner!

  • Michelle Reed

    Chris and Hector have really transformed our mid-century house. They were very patient and reassuring as were not very good at visualizing the proposed changes and now were so grateful for their ability to see the potential in our home. They had so many great ideas for our new siding, doors, windows and even the idea to top the pickets on the fence made a huge difference. We absolutely love our new yellow door with the frosted glass that brings in so much extra light! We love that our home is now one of the best on the block! Were now working on the interior of the house and we can’t wait to see the transformation! We highly recommend Chris and Hector - they’re a great team!




FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The most important part of our process is establishing a great relationship and earning the trust of our clients. We accomplish the best results by considering their individual lifestyle and design preferences. We always do whatever it takes to help clients relax and enjoy the experience of having professional designers make their vision a reality.

STANDARD PHASES

Initial Meeting

Proposal/ Agreement 

Discovery: includes working with the client to identify their design and lifestyle, level of expectation, timing and budget.

Design 

Presentation 

Approval 

Procurement 

Execution of Renovations, If any. 

Mobilization - Design Installation 

Big Reveal


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

We have extensive knowledge and 18 years of experience in all residential design genres, traditional to modern and anything in between. We are also versed in various lifestyles from suburban to urban and work with many international clients.

HECTOR ROMERO  

20 Years’ experience

CEO Residential Interior Design + Construction Management Company

romero + obeji inc. Ca. B-General Contractor #1043591

Exotic Hand-Crafted Wallcovering Designer + Manufacturer

Color + Surfacing Materials Expert

President + Designer of Custom Furniture Manufacturing Company  

Recognized Fine Artist - Saatchi Art

* Texas native - So Cal raised, father + partner. Both left and right brained. Detail oriented with a direct communication style that is tempered with a great sense of humor and warm nature.

CHRIS OBEJI

18 years' experience

ASID - American Society of Interior Designers #2011107

Partner Residential Interior Design + Construction Management 

romero + obeji inc. Ca. B-General Contractor #1043591

Specializing in Ancient and Modern Architecture

Furniture Designer, Art + Antique Expert 

Iron Welder - Artist 

Clark University - Fine Art

*Long Beach native, father + partner. Passion for the arts, literature, and architecture. Intensely focuses on projects and has a strong discipline for a healthy lifestyle and exercise. Nurturing with a splash of sarcasm and humor.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

INTERIOR DESIGN + DECORATION

We specialize in multi-room or full home projects up to a turnkey result if required. Larger project clients receive the best value in design fees, furnishings purchase discounts, and contractor pricing. Clients are billed a one-time design fee for the entire project based on the scope of work. Courtesy initial meeting required to evaluate your project and provide a proposal.

CONSTRUCTION + PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Interior design projects by us requiring renovation, structural changes or landscape implementation will be offered construction + management service by General Contractors romero + obeji inc. All work executed by our approved craftsmen to ensure the best value and highest quality work. Projects fully managed by us experience cohesive transformations with the minimum amount of inconvenience during any project. Clients may use their own contractors and management if preferred.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

Perfection in residential design is achieved when the same creatives connect interior design with exterior architecture and landscape design. Landscape Architect partner and we have worked together since 2005 and have perfected the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience by harmoniously layering predominately native plants, finish materials and architectural elements that are specifically molded to the client's life and design style.

COMPLIMENTARY INITIAL MEETING

We understand for most people the decision to hire an interior designer or contractor is a big step. Our initial meeting includes a casual in-home visit with us where you may ask any amount of questions both creative and business. In turn, we will gather information about you and your home afterward providing a professional evaluation/proposal which is based on your individual design requirements.

New clients repeatedly mention how they felt at ease after their first meeting especially when they discover how knowledgeable and patient we are and become more excited when they learn what great value we offer.

All prospective residential projects considered. Services available throughout Southern California – other areas considered. 


How did you get started in this business?

We both have life long inherent interest in design, architecture and how they are connected to one's lifestyle and well being.

Originally, we worked for the same high-end custom furnishings manufacturing/interior design company in the Palm Springs area. Hector was president/designer, Chris in product design and interior design. 2004 we branched out to establish our own design company because we wanted our independence as businessmen and creatives. We have been working together ever since!


What types of customers have you worked with?

Mostly busy professionals with and without families living urban, suburban and international lifestyles.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of our most recent was a late 1970's full home project design/remodel in The Nellie Gail Ranch community in Laguna Hills CA.

We love when we earn the trust a new client right off the bat! These clients were so excited by how we were able to present the potential of their home that they expanded the scope of the project. They allowed us to lead them on a process of education and discovery about space planning, materials, and design.

After about 7 months they were able to see their home entirely transformed, energized by a highly functional new floorplan, layered with beautiful color, textures, finish materials, furnishings, and thoughtful art selections. The resulting finished project not only wows visitors but more importantly, has wowed the family. Their love for their new home is something we are sincerely proud of.

  


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

In your search, you will be approached by service providers who are “Decorators". Decorators are usually helpful with small projects or approaching projects - room at a time and charge by the hour. Usually, decorators are not as experienced in custom interior design or managing larger projects that need full service or construction renovations. Decorators also do not normally qualify to get the best wholesale or designer discounts for furnishings and decorative items or have the experience to deal directly with quality custom manufacturers, design trade showrooms, vendors or contractors.

" Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design." NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

We suggest you consider the topics listed below:

Design + Lifestyle

Absolutes: likes and dislikes

Function

Level of Expectation

Budget

Timeline

If you're not sure about any of these details, our job is to help you identify and articulate these topics during our Initial Meeting and Discovery Phase.

Tip: Start an Inspiration Folder (paper or electronic) full of everything that inspires you, photos, magazine cut-outs, fabric, colors, etc.


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