Omar’s journey towards developing Restoration Oak began in 2003 when Omar took a life changing trip to Colombia, the country of his family’s roots. During the year that he spent there, he immersed himself in the diverse culture of the native people. He met artisans that put their hearts and souls into crafting items that reflected the natural beauty of Colombia. Their work ethic and craftsmanship were unlike anything he had seen before. This experience lit a fire inside him and inspired his own creativity, as well as his love of nature and the preservation of the environment.
Omar developed a passion to create unique pieces made from repurposed wood, leather and any other Eco-friendly resources. He believes in letting nature be the artist when crafting his uniquely beautiful furniture, mirrors, and other home décor. After years owning and running his construction company, Omar founded Restoration Oak in 2017, located in beautiful and eclectic Sea Cliff, NY. Restoration Oak combines Omar’s creative Eco-friendly design concept for living, while creating a space using products that are both friendly to the environment and aesthetically beautiful. He was able to create a complete home decorating center by offering design materials for the home and beautifully handcrafted home décor items made by other artisans both local and from all around the world. There is a story to all the items offered. The Artisan Boutique finally allows Omar to tell the stories of the amazing craftspeople that he met and bring their unique pieces into your own homes. We hope you love what Omar has created as much as we do.