Architectural designer Yanina Umanzor looks to “contemporary colors that still speak to the era” to refresh and accentuate her Paradise Palms home.
When architectural designer and project manager Yanina Umanzor began house hunting, the Paradise Palms neighborhood was a frontrunner. The alluring variety of mid-century modern marvels combined with a strong sense of history and community gives the neighborhood a “great personality that is not easy to find in Las Vegas.” Umanzor and her boyfriend, fellow architectural designer, Ryan Allord, are personally restoring their mid-century home. The hands-on restoration has inspired “a fond connection to the history and uniqueness” of the home and a fresh appreciation for the design’s contemporary relevance. Born in Honduras and raised in Las Vegas, Umanzor is endlessly inspired by the city’s unique history and rich architectural typology. Her advice for those tackling their own restoration? “Be respectful to the house and its history. Many features can be salvaged and restored with a lot of love and patience.”