Carola Pimentel’s entrée into the world of interior design was no coincidence. The daughter of a civil engineer and a mother with a flair for decorating, Pimentel shared her parents’ passion for both construction and interiors. In 1997 she graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.

After several years of working for top design firms, in 2000 Pimentel founded Assure Interiors Inc., with a mission to create beautifully elegant spaces using innovative, yet functional ideas that incorporate fresh, stylish and glamorous elements. Pimentel’s work demonstrates her passion for spatial planning, a process she admits can be challenging, but worth it in the end when a project perfectly blends the client’s needs with their aesthetic taste and desires.

Since its inception, Assure has worked on both residential and commercial spaces in South Florida, New York, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Recent notable projects include a four-bedroom unit at the Faena House in Miami Beach, a residence at the Four Seasons Surf Club Residences and private homes in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Bay Point.

Pimentel describes her personal style as minimalist, but her main focus is to make sure that every space, whether classic or modern, exudes a livable and timeless elegance. She believes that even the smallest touch – a new piece of art, a change of fabric or a new book on a coffee table – can instantly transform a space. In 2015, Pimentel and partners expanded the Assure brand and opened a home furnishings boutique – Assure Home - in Coral Gables to offer a unique collection of instant home updates to consumers.

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and having worked in exotic places such as Puerto Rico, Korea and El Salvador, Pimentel is no stranger to world travel and says that is where she draws most of her inspiration. “Every trip I take helps me apply new elements to my work,” says Pimentel. “Colors, fabrics and textures are different in every part of the world and a wonderful idea can come from just touching a unique piece of material at a flea market or seeing the vibrant colors of the vegetation in a foreign country.”

Pimentel lives in Miami with her two sons.