Barbara Parker and Miriam Torres of Parker-Torres

Miriam Torres

Starting in 2006, the once-unknown name Parker-Torres Design Inc. has since become synonymous with excellent custom service and quality design. Upon stepping into the role of founding partner of Parker-Torres Design, Ms. Torres brought with her an unrivaled passion for interior design, in addition to her passion for working with people. Her wealth of design experience extends to a broad range of property types and styles, but her forte is in working seamlessly with a project team to make the needs of her clients top priority. In the years since the company’s inception, those clients have included developers, asset managers, brand managers, and owners of some of the world’s most respected and influential hospitality outlets.

Ms. Torres has served as Director of Design for national projects in Boston, New York, California, and Florida, as well as being the Principal Designer on projects in Turkey, Canada, London, and Dubai, UAE. While she is fluent in all idioms of design, she excels in bringing forward the color and light of a property’s native environment.

Ms. Torres’ heart is truly felt in the FF&E Design Selection and Specification phases in the hospitality market. Her affinity for creating her own custom carpet patterns are well-documented, as is her gift for respecting the client’s FF&E budget and parameters of the project-coordination needs.

Barbara Parker

Before lending her name to Parker-Torres Design Inc. as a co-founder, Ms. Parker sharpened her design skills with over 20 years of experience with a notable international hospitality design firm. Throughout her career, Ms. Parker has excelled at fulfilling her clients’ desires for the highest quality of interior architectural design, and the clearest, most thoughtful communication of design documentation. She worked closely with a number of mentors who depended on her keen design sense and thoughtful attention to detail in places as far afield as Belgium, Japan, Malaysia, England, and Turkey.

At Parker-Torres Design, Ms. Parker focuses her company-wide obligations on the business management side of the firm with her experience in marketing, team management, and product quality-control. For her numerous hotel clients, Ms. Parker provides her specialties in Concept Development, Master Planning, Space Planning, Interior Architectural Design and Detailing, Custom Furniture Design, and Project Management.

Educated at Chamberlayne College in Boston, Ms. Parker holds a degree in Interior Design, and she graduated as valedictorian of her class. Ms. Parker has taught advanced interior design courses at New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University.