INTERIOR DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: Waldo Fernandez, Waldo’s Design, Los Angeles, CA

Where’s Waldo?

Waldo Fernandez opened Waldo’s Design more than twenty-eight years ago. His firm includes a staff of architectural and interior designers, and carries a reproduction furniture line. His philosophy: The home is the essence of one’s inner-self and creating one’s sense of style is very much told by the manner in which one lives.

The New Yorker — by way of Cuba — was encouraged by his family to explore his passion for design while he was in his teens.

Fernandez then moved across the country to study architecture and design at UCLA. Soon thereafter, he secured a position as an assistant set designer for 20th Century Fox, a job that would be a game changer.


Soon, Waldo found himself traveling to Europe in search of fine antiques to fill his first showroom. His first major interior design job was for film director John Schlesinger, which led to a career that caters to a celebrity clientele.

The Waldo Collection: Interior Design Accessories and Natural Fiber Rugs

His natural fiber Abaca and Raffia rugs have a great organic quality (natural movement) and are hand woven.

• Abaca is a member of the Musaceae family to which the banana tree also belongs. It is the most popular of all the natural fibers found in the Philippines, as well as the strongest because of its high tensile strength and the length of its fibers. When woven in its decorticated form it becomes the strongest natural fiber made into cordage (rope & twine) and also one of the most durable and handsome hand-woven rugs ever produced. Abaca has a natural protective coating that makes it fire retardant, and all substances in liquid form slide through the rug.

• Raffia is a 100% natural product, which is obtained from the fronds of the raffia palm in Madagascar. The raffia palm has a very long life and naturally regenerates itself making it a very environmentally correct fiber. The very large palm leaves are employed for the production of raffia, a fiber used in floriculture and horticulture, as well as a number of woven articles for use in the home. These Raffia rugs have a wonderful rustic charm and beautiful natural color.

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Waldo believes in natural fibers, and we believe in a natural way to clean them.

Because a healthy home is a happy home, we promise a green clean. Our eco-friendly, organic rug cleaning process safely cleans your rug without the use of harsh chemicals. We use purified soft water, which allows soap to lather better, and will prolong the life of your rugs. A green rug cleaning increases the air quality of your home, leaving you and your family in a healthier environment.

With our green rug cleaning, our proprietary air filtered dust removal begins to clean and remove loose dirt and debris. Our thorough washing process applies gentle pressure using a computer-controlled system, which automatically adjusts for varied rug piles or thicknesses. Rinsing and cleaning take place at the same time to avoid oversaturation, and fringe is always hand washed.

The next stage in our professional rug cleaning service is that the majority of moisture is then removed immediately in our proprietary pre-drying system. The last stage of drying takes place in our fully enclosed custom engineered temperature controlled drying rooms, which produce ideal filtered air drying conditions, with no allowance for growth of mold or bacteria.

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