About Carley

With a background in construction and a love for art and culture, Carley has created three distinct brands: New Utopia Design, Boho Trader, and Vida Despacio.  

New Utopia Design focuses on sustainable and natural building techniques, allowing the character of the space to reveal itself while utilizing the basic elements to create warmth and energy in the space.  Materials incorporate global hand woven textiles, vintage and hand made sustainable furniture with timeless finishes in each projects. New Utopia's commercial properties incorporate principles of adaptive reuse while encouraging community and sustainability in each space.   In every project, Carley focuses on the vibrational energy of the space while making it functional, timeless and stylish.  

Vida Despacio is dedicated to creating non-toxic, slow living spaces created for emotional, physical and spiritual self healing in unique global destinations.

Boho Trader features Carley's curated collection of global textiles and natural products and is an ode to her wanderlust while being sustainably sourced and fair trade.  Boho Trader is currently working with native Mayan weavers and seamstresses in Central America to create soulful and distinctive designs for the home as well as clothing and accessories.

Carley is available for online interior design consultations worldwide. 

Photo by Eric Charles