Paula Zarzosa
Paula Zarzosa

Owner and Principal Interior Designer

Paula has been creating interiors since 2004 and has her degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Interior Design. She has had the privilege of gaining experience in a multitude of areas including working at a small boutique store of Robertson in LA, large design stores and was an assistant to a high end Interior Designer in Beverly Hills.  Paula has a talent for keeping the end goal in mind when designing a space and is able to see how all the pieces will balance with each other. She keeps a pulse on the project and constantly refers to how the space is going to come together as a whole.  She has a passion for capturing a client’s style, taste and vision to make sure the end result is a true reflection of the client.

Paula started Belle Living interior design in 2011 and achieved one of her biggest career goals when the Belle Living showroom opened in 2013. Paula is thrilled to have such a wonderful, talented group of women to work alongside and to share the adventure of interior design with.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” - Henry David Thoreau

Christina Carson
Christina Carson

Executive Design Assistant

Christina has been with Belle Living since the showroom doors opened in 2013 and she is one of the reasons it has had so much success. She has her interior design degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has a background in designing interiors for Blue Bird Coachworks which specialized in interiors for custom RV’s. She has had experience in working in retail design stores as well as Decorating Dens and has done project management for multiple companies.

Christina has lived in Georgia and Puerto Rico and was excited to join the Belle Living team with her fellow FIDM classmate Paula. While not at Belle Living she enjoys farming and gardening with her husband and 2 girls on their “mini” farm.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Lisa Bates
Lisa Bates

Operations Manager

Lisa has been a resident of the Temecula area for over 29 years and along with her husband owned and operated a martial arts school for 23 years. Lisa has served in a customer service setting for all of her working years and excels at the challenging task of keeping up with all orders at Belle Living. She is known for her attention to detail, follow up with vendors and organizational skills which ensures the ordering and receiving of products is as efficient as possible. Lisa enjoys working with people and gives quality attention to every task and project at hand. When you come into Belle Living and meet her, she is sure to greet you with a smile and help you, along with the Belle Living team of designers to bring beautiful spaces to your life. She has 1 son who lives in Texas and 1 daughter who is making Lisa a grandmother.

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” - Mother Teresa​

Terri Bose
Terri Bose

Interior Designer

Terri brings a rich, eclectic experience to Belle Living. She has been an interior designer since 1987 beginning with San Bernardino Valley College where she focused her studies on interior design and commercial displays. Her passion then lead her to an internship at Whitings Interior Design, Las Vegas Nevada where she was tutored by top professionals in the industry of residential design, and commercial division of accessorizing model homes. Terri continued to enrich her expertise working for Designs of the Interior and Interiors by Decorating Den working exclusively for the regional manager of San Diego California. Terri had a partnership which developed an Internet web presence showcasing home accessories and has now been at Belle Living since 2014. Terri has 4 grown kids and has just recently added a 4 legged member to the family, a Jack Russell named Beau.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away" - Hilary Cooper

Lori Kelly
Lori Kelly

Interior Designer

Lori earned her interior design degree in 1993 from Design Institute of San Diego. She has worked with many builders and architects giving her a strong construction background. She worked with several architects in Orange County working on designs for single family, multi family, space planning, color selections for new home developments all over the United States and live work environments. Lori has worked as a senior designer in a retail setting as well as extensive background in competing full kitchen, bathroom and cabinetry designs. She is able to create 3D drawings and understands how things are going to work when they go from paper to reality. Lori has 3 beautiful daughters and completed her family with a son as her youngest. She has a passion for watercolor painting, the month of Mach and spending time with her children.

"You have to go whole heartedly into anything to achieve anything worth having." - Frank Lloyd Wright