Twenty years ago my design inspiration began by building kitchens with my stepfather. It was then that I realized I had acquired a passion for design. I started purchasing homes and used them as a blank canvas to explore many different styles. In selling these homes I realized that the buyers were not only purchasing the property but the design concept as well. Born was the idea of my first company, Elite Home Staging. With my consistent drive and passion for creating, Elite Home Staging became the largest Staging Company in South Florida.


In 2008 I was chosen out of more than 10,000 applicants to appear on HGTV’s Design Star. Being on Design Star was extremely intense but it was equally educational.   To work hand in hand with some of the best designers around the nation really opened my eyes to different avenues of design that I never previously considered.

The experience prompted me to venture further into the design field.  In the fall of 2008 I opened the Verdugo Design Group.  Unlike my staging company, we were able to tackle larger design projects such as full home renovations. VDG was also able to expand into the commercial design market, with projects that include interiors for Lear jets, private yachts, gyms, day spas, and nail salons.

It is the goal of VDG to fulfill every client’s vision while exceeding their expectations in turning their space into something that they will truly fall in love with.

This children's spa screams girly fun! What girl wouldn't love spending the day being pampered in this frilly, fun, plush pink palace that recalls Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best-Friend.”

A fresh, modern solution to the traditional entertainment center! Clean, open & uncluttered, this is the perfect environment for watching films, favorite shows or listening to music.


An open modern floor plan, still brimming with plenty of warmth & sophistication. Large patterned area rugs add character & visually ground the clean lines of the pieces used in this space.


A neutral & bold color palette adds a stunning contrast to this modern living room. The space is crisp & clean, yet warm & inviting.


This sitting area boasts warm, modern sophistication with just the right amount of glam. From the clean furniture lines, to the textured wall treatment, accented by a whimsical animal print, it's the perfect spot in which to decompress & soothe your mind.