Domino Creative was launched in 2007 by Taylor Drotman as a boutique interior design firm specializing in high-end residential properties. The firm’s approach to design has always been rooted in the client’s needs and desires, focusing on how individuals interact in their space, and how that space can augment one’s life. Modern and classic, elegant yet simple, Domino Creative aims to create spaces that can be admired and enjoyed in equal measure.
Services range from complete renovations to furniture packages to staging for sale or rent and everything in between. The firm currently maintains offices in New York City and the Turks and Caicos Islands where it focuses on design and renovation of high-end residential homes, oceanfront villas, and select commercial properties. Clients have included the Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos Banking Company, and most recently Beach Enclave, a private villa community.
Taylor Drotman first encountered the world of interior design at age three when her family home was photographed for House & Garden. She took a 20 year sabbatical, studied art and literature at the University of Pennsylvania, created s3 Magazine, a luxury publication for the Turks and Caicos, and then returned to design in 2006 working for private clients in New York and Chicago. During that time she renovated a 130-year-old townhouse, refurbished the public spaces of a 26-story residential building, and designed numerous private apartments. In Turks and Caicos, she has completed interiors projects at multiple world-renowned Grace Bay resorts, designed the furniture package for the Beach Enclave developments, and designed the interiors of private villas throughout the country. Taylor divides her days between NYC’s upper west side and the south shore of Turks and Caicos, somehow having found time to travel to more than 30 countries whose disparate aesthetics are a constant source of inspiration.
Clare Radford was educated at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto where she received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design. She spent the next few years at the prestigious Canadian firms Quadrangle Architects and KPMB working on projects such as the Steelcase Workplace Centre, the BMW offices, CityTV, St. Andrew’s College, and the Royal Conservatory of Music and TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning. Her foray south started with a move to Bermuda to join the firm of s.h.y. Architecture as a Lead Designer where she created imaginative corporate offices and retail bank facilities in the country’s reinsurance heyday. In 2007, Clare arrived in Turks and Caicos and began working with FRK/Belongings as a Senior Designer on numerous commercial properties and private residences such as Turks & Caicos Banking Company, Blue Mountain Villas, and One Loft. She joined Domino Creative in 2012 and manages the Turks and Caicos office where she continues to work on private villas, condominiums and resorts across the country. Clare resides in Providenciales with her husband and daughter.
Rocio Riestra credits an adolescence watching “Trading Spaces” and subsequent notebook floor plans as the beginning of her design career. Rocio went on to pursue her education at High Point University, in the city known as the furniture capital of America, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Immediately after university, she accepted a position with a well renowned celebrity event producer where she had the opportunity to design and produce high-scale events and temporary environments for brands such as CNN, Becca, and Paul Mitchell in some of the most prestigious venues in New York. In a mere two years, she became design director of the company. Now, four years later, she has joined the Domino Creative team, applying her diverse design experience back into her first love, interiors. Rocio finds her inspiration in travel, art, and local artisan markets.