Zaldivar, Fine Antiques & Design

By Alex Zaldivar

About Alex Zaldivar

      Initially, Alex Zaldivar pursued a career in fashion.  His focus shifted as he became more inspired and influenced by the magnificent Baroque, Gothic and Neoclassical architecture and design he saw while living in Europe
       Alex, along with his partner Mark Santuoso, began collecting and selling antiques through his first shop, Mitchell and Zaldivar Antiques, in Montclair NJ in 1993. He networked with many European firms and dealers to provide an array of high-end, exquisite acquisitions and home accessories.  Soon after opening, Alex had many customers who loved what was in the store but had no idea how to arrange it in their home. 
     In 1994, Joe Mitchell his business partner and longtime friend passed away. Alex retained the name Joseph P. Mitchell, LLC as a silent business title.  In 2002, Alex opened another antique and home design shop in Mendham, NJ,   Gorman & Zaldivar,   but his travel and client schedule restricted his store hours.  The demand for his interior design services has grown exponentially and beyond just antiques, and today, Zaldivar, Antiques and Designs has a multitude of successful clients, many of whom are still his clients today, spreading beyond the  NY tri-state area.

Design Specialties

   Alex Zaldivar is able to work with clients on all levels, styles and budgets. He can see beyond the piece of furniture or paint color to achieve a spectacular interior. Alex has a great sense of space, flow and layout, which is the first criteria. Careful planning, starting with the right seed of an idea allows the concept to become a sophisticated, yet livable space.

   Alex is also the master of creating drama and style without the stuffy effect. He has a way of balancing antiques with many styles to create a fresh, current and eclectic mix. Once he establishes the look, he adds fabrics, colors and texture, the lipstick to finesse and finish an interior~