Carmen Alcaraz Gomes,


Carmen Alcaraz Gomes has a passion for all things related to welcoming interiors and modern chic design. Born in Porto Alegre Brazil, her intuitive sense of style and worldly aesthetic is rooted in her culturally rich background.

Carmen studied interior design at the Miami International University of Art & Design and went on to work at Ethan Allen, a leading global home furnishings manufacturer and design retailer. Her inspired and sophisticated perspective, visual aesthetic and technical skills flourished. Acknowledged with multiple design awards while at Ethan Allen, Carmen was the recipient of the Designer of the Year accolade.

Earning a reputation for an exceptional eye for design and outstanding hands-on personalized service, her entrepreneurial foresight prompted her to venture into the creation of her own boutique interior design firm.

Cg1 Designs LLC was launched in 2011 with a focus on customized interiors that are adaptive to client lifestyles. Cg1’s personalized cachet results in turnkey residential and commercial projects, with local and international reach. Carmen is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Andrea Carvajal,

junior designer

Andrea was born and raised in Colombia with interior design in her blood. She grew up surrounded by rich colors and a vibrant culture that continue to inspire her. It was here, in Bogota, where she got her first taste while helping her mother build, design, paint and decorate a vacation home.

She moved to Miami to study and received her interior design and architectural training from Miami Dade College and Miami International University of Art & Design; obtaining her AFA and BFA respectively.

Upon graduation, Andrea secured an internship with internationally recognized architectural firm Arquitectonica where she worked alongside a team of experts on a bevy of exciting commercial and residential projects. She would further her track with positions at Kobi Karp Architecture, and later with designer Tui Pranich of TUI Lifestyle fame.

Today, Andrea is part of the CG1 Design family. Our team values her expertise in detail drawings, competitive sourcing, scheduling up through final installation. She helps ensure that projects are completed on time and to the highest of standards.