Have you always had a passion for design – do you have experience with designing spaces, or was this a ‘one time gig’?
I always enjoyed design, but I am not a designer. I actually work as an equipment and furniture importer – a job I enjoy. At the same time, this project allowed me to reconnect with the world of design and transformation. There’s an undeniable thrill to defining how a space looks and feels like.
That said, if you were to ask me to design your interiors in a traditional or baroque style, I will run away from you.
The mint, yellows, and houndstooth pattern are a striking combination against the neutrals. Were they always part of the plan?
I went for a strong industrial vibe with the furniture and overall design, and that creates an ambience that’s very cold and industrial. Introducing warm colours from soft furnishings was my solution to injecting warmth into an otherwise austere space.
How was this process like for you?
My little quest was to create a space that really makes me better – mentally and physically. I picked a style that I knew I always responded positively to, and then it really was a question of dedicating my energies to making it happen as authentically as possible.
Did you get any kind of help from design-inclined friends? Advice on colours, materials, or placement?
I mainly looked at books, pinterest boards, magazines, and online articles. With friends, I certainly had some conversations, but they’d mostly just let me do the talking and nod along.