Etos, a vibrant partnership of two young international designers, perfectly balances a fusion of European glamour and Manhattan practicality. Mercedes and Alberto met in design school in New York City, where their passion for merging the old with the new led them to open a boutique that functions as a canvas for their eclectic styles.
The Etos aesthetic is inspired by a wide range of cultural influences from French, African and Pre-Colombian, to Asian and American. The gallery is filled with carefully selected furniture, accessories, and art that shares a beauty and an elegance. The designers chose a neutral palette highlighted by subtle hints of seasonal colors that reflect a chic simplicity.
At Etos vignettes inspire the imagination and allow the designers to share the sensibility they have acquired from their individual travels as well as from their respective European and South American backgrounds. Etos is committed to making sure their guests feel welcome. When clients cross the doors of this boutique they will encounter committed professionals who want to share their skills and help customers integrate what they see at Etos into their lives. Etos also offers interior design services.
After living in several places around the world, Mercedes Desio settled in New York City where she studied finance at NYU. Once she obtained her finance degree, she pursued her passion for interior design, which she developed since her early years while drawing floor plans for her father, and earned a degree from NYSID. Mercedes has projects in Miami, New York and London.
Alberto Villalobos studied interior design in Colombia while working in an art gallery developing his passion for art. He deepened his knowledge after moving to New York and getting a degree from the New York School of Interior Design. After working in the trade for some time, Alberto developed his own clientele and has worked on several projects commissioned by his clients in New York, New Jersey, Miami, and Colombia.