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About The Studio

The Decoré team is among the top greater Houston area interior design companies. Since 2010, we have grown in both size and reputation, and we couldn’t be happier. Officially approved by the Better Business Bureau, our priority is understanding the specific needs of each client and applying them throughout the entire design creative process. With a rebranding from the old "Decore & More Design Studio" to better represent the designer behind it all, our company is now known as "Decoré | Gerty Portillo". This transition has only made our company stronger as it presents a clear representation of whom our company represents and the fabulous work of our founder throughout the years. 


What we create is born from a collaboration with each client, which is why we include our clients in each step of the process to ensure that our work is exactly what they had in mind. From a single room to an entire home or even a commercial space, we will address every aspect of what's at hand: architecture, interior design, custom furniture, fabrics, color palettes, and art. The end result is an inspiring space that promotes well-being. Want to transform your space? Give us a call.

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Gerty Portillo

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Gerty Portillo

Founder & Interior Designer

Gerty is a Designer by excellence, born and raised in Guatemala City where she studied Graphic Design and specialized as an Interior Designer, Gerty is an expert in fabrics and color coordination, transforming every space that she works with into a masterpiece.
Not to mention Gerty has an extensive interior design portfolio of clients in The Woodlands, Katy, Magnolia, and other greater Houston areas. This includes multiple award-winning projects, such as the Best Interior Designer of 2018 and Best of Katy 2013 in the Residential Design field. Her designs have been portrayed in magazines such as Viva The Woodlands, The Best of the Woodlands, and Entrepreneur Magazine (Spanish edition).
In 2017, Gerty appeared on Mega TV, Houston TX as a design consultant, sharing advice about design and home improvement.
We could go on and on about her accomplishments, but the fact of the matter is if you are looking for the best local interior designer, you are in the right place.

Darvin Fuentes

Project Manager

Darvin has been a Construction Executive at Decoré since 2008, making sure all of our projects are completed in a diligent and timely manner. 
Having over 15 years of experience in construction, Darvin possesses a unique sense of craftsmanship and he takes great pride in every project he does. Not only does he lead the construction team in a strategic manner, but Darvin also has a way of always finding a solution to meet every client's design dreams that to other project managers may seem impossible.
This is the man that takes your dreams, our sketches, and turns them into a fascinating reality.

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Meet Our Team


Mariana Benn

Assistant Designer

Mariana is a mother of two beautiful children, and has an eye for design; creating and representing beautiful aesthetics at all times. 

Meet The Team

Ryver Kirk 

Assistant Designer

Ryver is a Designer by disposition, born and raised in Houston, Texas where she studied Interior Design at the New York Institute of Interior Design. Ryver is also finishing her Bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Houston, an asset she uses to her advantage in design for different design projects. Using color and form, to induce relaxation, energy, tranquility, motivation, etc.

Tech Savvy and master of E-Commerce, Ryver is the go to innovation. 


Carlos Portillo


Carlos is a Real Estate Consultant with a background in automotive sales. Currently a wholesale dealer and  licensed in both practices. Extremely passionate and devoted to providing the best customer experience. Going above and beyond for his clients is an understatement; Carlos is extremely communicative, personable, and easy to talk to. There is no issue he cannot solve, and no limit to what he can do for you. 

Diana Arango

Home Staging Manager

Diana is the epitome of efficiency & professionalism. Her cheerful personality is irresistible & she has been a part of the Decore family for over ten years. 


Jessica Avila

Interior Designer

Jessica was born in Guatemala City, where she studied Interior Design with a specialization in Landscaping at the Isthmus University of Guatemala. Passionate of art, she uses her drawing and creativity skills to create unique designs that are not only beautiful, but also functional for the client. Working on the technical and creative part of the designs, she focuses on the satisfaction of every client making sure every project meets their needs and contributes to their lifestyle.