What drew you to become an interior designer?
I wanted to create spaces for people by taking into account the environmental, cultural and personal preferences. We spend a lot of time indoors, so interior spaces need to have good design! It might sound naïve, but I wanted to make the world a better place, one space at a time.
Can you describe your dream client?
I think my dream client is the one who understands the need of good design. Also, someone who is after for an adventure to try new ideas and patient enough to give time for the process of good design.
What has been your most rewarding project to date?
I am proud of all my projects because they all needed a different approach and have a various design process. Being able to do them all has been a pleasure.
What do you think is the most challenging aspect of being an interior designer?
It is difficult to break the existing notions of what a space needs to be. For example the hospital does not always need to look like one. There is always the matter of time and budget but I find them good challenges to be more creative.
If you had to choose another profession, what would it be, and why?
I would either be an illustrator or an environmentalist as these are both topics that I feel passionate about. However, I feel that these two are already integrated in my profession.
What is a current design trend you love? And one you hate?!
I like the current trend to explore new materials and their unusual use in the space. There is a shift towards more environmentally friendly and recycled materials which is a plus. I find resentment towards similar looking projects around the World. It should not be acceptable to just copy someone else’s work.
If you could design a home for any celebrity who would it be, and why?
I would love to design Paul Smith’s home as he has a vast collection of inspiring objects – bicycles, art, artefacts. It would be great to find a place for all of them, maybe come up with even a gallery of its own.
What do you think is the most exciting aspect of working with Upscale?
I think it is the fact that everyone can hire a designer. Also the fact that is bringing a new way for the people to interact with interior designer.
How do you think interior-design should adapt for the 21st century?
There is definitely a strong change of integrating new materials and technology to the spaces.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I have had the opportunity to live in 6 different countries and learn from various cultures.