Marlene Pratt – Casa Latina’s resident home improvement expert – has over a decade of interior design and renovation experience. Marlene has served as co-host of Discovery Channel’s Fix-It Line, hosted Telemundo’s Saturday morning ” Mehorando Su Hogar” home improvement segment and appeared on FOX, CBS, WNBC, CNN and WB’s WPIX-TV as an interior design/renovation expert.
Marlene has also been featured in major magazines including Latina, Good Housekeeping, Parent and People En Español. As co-creator of Casa Latina, she is now dedicating her time, experience and enthusiasm to Casa Latina!
“The biggest fear most people have with design is selecting new colors. I have discovered that they are wary of changing colors because it is difficult to envision what the end result will be after repainting a room for a second time. I ask my clients to be bold and to allow me add a little color into their lives; together we’ll explore how to integrate color and end up loving it”
“My job as a designer is not to impose my tastes on you, but rather to educate you. I’ll give you the best possible advice and work around any given object. I am obliged to always give you my most honest option, which may not always be the same as yours. With Casa Latina I will share my knowledge, passion for design and a lot of little secrets and tips I have learned along the way.”
“I have two main philosophies as a designer. The first is that you don’t have to spend a million dollars to acquire a million dollar look. There are affordable ways to redecorate or renovate rooms in your home without having to break the bank.”