Garay (Creative Director & Owner)
is of Hispanic heritage and members of each side of the family are involved in various fields of interior design and construction trades – you could say it runs in the genes. She has traveled internationally to receive training from world-renowned Master Artisans, for disciplines such as Venetian plaster, gilding and tadelakt techniques. She is a member of the Stencil Artisans League and the company is an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Industry Partner. She was one of the first faux finishers in the country to be recognized as a Certified Faux Consultant by the Paint and Decorating Retailers of America. She has taught faux finishing courses for the Southern Women's Show and Benjamin Moore. Her firm's work has been featured in newspapers, books and magazines in addition to a commission featured in the Frontgate catalog which reached 40 million homes. She is also one of twelve Global Moderators for one of the world's largest faux finishing forums, TalkFaux. Her corporate goal for Garay Artisans is to continue elevating the artistry of decorative painting while using only environmentally friendly materials to support sustainable design.
Work: Regina divides her time between working behind-the-scenes
and at the jobsites. Her passion is working directly with designers and clients
to create fresh surroundings, maintaining updated on all things Art and joining the
crew in executing a project. She enjoys interacting with all the team
artisans and is frequently heard laughing -- quite loudly, according to everyone
-- along with them.
Leisure: Passions include traveling, being with
her family, reading, dancing to good music, TiVo programming -- and enjoying the
perfect cup of coffee. Though not all at the same time.