Personal Paradise: CPB Interiors + Design

Devoted to transforming ordinary spaces into dream homes, Cynthia Peralta-Brito of CPB Interiors + Design, combines her architecture and interior design experience to create uniquely beautiful dwellings for her clients. The full-service interior design firm offers color consults, virtual design assistance and styling services. Previously focusing on high-end interior design in New York City, Cynthia transitioned to primarily New Jersey-based residential interior design in the last couple of years. Cynthia has recently paired with Sweebe Architecture, helping evolve and improve her craft so she can revitalize spaces without compromising the character of the structure.


Glen Ridge

In a Glen Ridge home, Cynthia converted an attic into an en-suite master bedroom level to create an oasis-like feel for the homeowners. The space includes the bedroom, storage area, reading area and a bathroom. Walking up the stairs into the space, you are transported into a retreat with a light and airy feel. Creating a bright, yet cozy ambiance was possible through utilizing the height and unique shape of the ceiling, elongating the space and bringing more light through.

Using classic Carrara hexagon tile on the floor and shimmery, gray-green subway tiles on the wall, the bathroom is timelessly balanced and completed with a freestanding tub, separate shower and double vanities. To emphasize the hip roof of the home on the interior, a popped out reading nook was inserted, bringing texture and warmth to the space. Cynthia’s talent and tactics created an intimate and private haven with no signs of the space being an attic prior to the project. 


Lincoln Square

For a couple in Lincoln Square, Cynthia was able to take a simple New York City apartment and create something uniquely magical. Envisioning an open floor plan and flow for the space, all of the walls were knocked down, creating undefined rooms and connecting spaces. The kitchen flows into the dining room, moves through to the bedroom, then to a storage area complete with walnut cabinetry and finishes with the master bathroom. Incorporating texture was important for the movement of the space to flow seamlessly. Contemporary lines and balancing warm tones dress the apartment with a uniformed charm. 

Using wool and silk rugs, contemporary sofas, a stunning Wendell Castle walnut-topped coffee table and a pop of Mademoiselle tile to produce a stand-out element, an invitingly beautiful living area was formed. The Kravet Couture window treatments provide a dash of shimmer and compliments the color palette of the apartment. Walking into the bedroom, you are welcomed by clean, contemporary lines, suede accents and beige tones. A luxurious Poliform bed and warm wood KGBL side tables bring harmony to the space. 

The final impressive room from this project is the master bathroom which has been described as a “jewel box”. The emphasis and arrangement of each material accentuates the sophisticated charm of this bathroom. Featuring Bianco Diamante floor tiles with rose gold mosaic inserts and cut mosaic tile throughout, the simplistic beauty of the space is highlighted. Glimmering sculptural sconces and a dash amethyst creates a refined and fresh aura. The choice of rose gold as an accent metal allowed for a lovely disbursement of rose gold bits throughout the apartment, creating a subtle elegance in the contemporary space. 


West End Ave

Cynthia’s last project in New York City before transitioning to New Jersey was a West End Ave pre-war apartment. While still respecting the character of the building, the apartment was gutted, opened-up and transformed into a fresh, bright and hip space. Creating a vibrant flow using both contemporary and traditional lines was the focus of this project. The living area features a sultry blue-velvet Vladimir Kagan sofa, serving as a statement piece for the room. The color-loving clients wanted to inject their personality into the neutral architecture of the space. 

A stunning component of this apartment is the grand, burnt-orange custom bookcase. Organically-shaped, rattan Palecek chairs add an accentuating dimension beneath the bookcase. Moving into the dining room, modern Cliff Young chairs encompass a rich, dark wood table from Bright Group, which features pieces of glass inlaid in areas of the table. A stunning Ochre chandelier dangles over the table, providing a divine focal point for the room.

In the master bedroom, the water can be seen from the large windows so Cynthia wanted to utilize the windows as a way to open-up the space and allow the natural light to thrive. The Kravet Couture window treatments sit as panels to constantly allow the light to flood in and motorized shades were added for when the clients want that extra privacy. The combination of blue and gray hues with a splash of shimmery silver adds a level of sophistication to the space, and is warmed-up with walnut side tables. Vintage 1960s Murano glass sconces, by Venini, flank the bed and add an elegantly rustic touch. A plush, soft palleted area rug is complemented with a punch of color from the dusty purple Lepere chair. The room is completed with a custom pillow the client made herself out of pieces of old ties. 

Cynthia’s unique design tactics and ideas create beautiful outcomes for her clients. Getting to know her clients and adding touches personal to them to help their vision come to life is Cynthia’s main goal.  “They’re (her projects) my babies,” Cynthia gushed, “I call them my babies because I get so involved and invested in my projects.” Cynthia’s passionate dedication to her projects is clearly apparent in the beautiful spaces she has completed. To learn more about CPB Interiors + Design and see more of Cynthia’s designs, visit