- Owner of ElixirHome Design Studio in Italy
- Organizer of furniture shopping tours throughout Italy
- Graduated with honors from the Italian Academia del Design
- Author of the training program "Italian Design in Personalities"
- Member of the Union of Designers and Architects
- Included into "Golden Hundred of Designers"
A story of the designer chosen by the stars ...
In my childhood, my parents were moved by the way I could constantly build and equip houses of cardboard boxes and chairs for hours. Some of the buildings were so impressive that my parents did not dare to deconstruct them for weeks. Since my childhood, I was inherent to thinking "grandly and on a scale".
I spent my childhood in Uzbekistan, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union, due to national persecution, I was forced to flee to Ukraine, where I eventually lived for another 6 years until, following my heart , I moved to Italy.
These changes in my life have formed a strong core in me and openness to different cultures and mentality.
And up to this day I adore traveling a lot and is inspired by how different we are and how important our family values are for us, how important is comfort for everyone, and how many different meanings and meanings for each of us can have the words "home, coziness".
It is difficult to explain to people who have not changed their place of residence, how important it is and that everything in their lives can be changed much easier than sometimes it seems. Moving is always an experience, it's always right, and you start to love the Motherland more brightly.
For many people, Italy seems to be a paradise, and they think that it's enough just to change the situation, move to a western country and everything will go well. Now I'm sure that we carry our state of mind, like our home, with us.
My family life was not easy, at first I was like a Decembrist wife, faithfully waiting for her husband from work. I was drowned in boredom and inaction; My husband was busy doing things all the time, while I being in a foreign country felt like an abandoned, forgotten toy in a strange city, where it was sugary sweetly, but lonely as in a golden cage.
The fact that it was not my way of life, I did not understand at once, unfortunately.
My family life failed, and I had to rely only on myself in a foreign country.
Having an economic education and working in the office of a large company, I realized that nothing will make me return to the "slavery" of the employer and that my life should be in my hands. As a result, I found an alternative - I became an interpreter in the furniture industry. I had to deal with the basics of marketing and delegation, and in a short time my website proudly flaunted in the first positions of the search engines. In addition to relationships and useful acquaintances, I got an invaluable skill: I learned to listen to worthy and respected people, understand their thoughts and needs, and what is the most importantly - respect someone else's time and understand the value of work on a turn-key basis. These skills are still very helpful to me in working with clients.
I often had to translate and organize communication of customers from different countries with Italian furniture factories. Clients often brought with them ready-made projects by their designers. Not always these were the samples of a creative thought. I looked at their projects with horror. Tasteless combinations of furniture, unsuitable for life items - this is the least of the evils that I happened to see. Sometimes the basic wishes and preferences of the client were simply not taken into account, because of that many things were changed in the negotiation process.
This experience allowed me to establish strong contacts with various factories, and what is the most important - to see them in a working process and agree on serious discounts for my clients. I know which manufacturers work well, who saves on production, and with which it is better not to communicate at all because of their frivolity and lack of service to which my wealthy client is so used. Which companies have their own production, and which are engaged only in the "assembly" of products. It is this experience and the presence of direct contacts with small companies that have already helped many of my clients not to overpay for the brand and receive the furniture that will be made by hand in Italy for sure.
I am very glad that the knowledge of these nuances allowed me to become a guide for any traveler into the world of Italian brands and learn to "translate" the Italian mentality to my client's habitual.
The profession of an interpreter became very close, it was uncomfortable for me only to convey the thoughts of other people, I wanted to start to express my opinion, which was strengthened even more with experience. So, by chance, I met to a famous astrologer who strongly recommended to pay attention to design because according to his assurances, I have the ability to feel people very thinly and see the harmony of beauty.
Then miracles began to happen, for the first time in my life I began to do what I had to do! Literally a week later I was in one of the prestigious Italian design schools, where I had to defend my right to "Russian taste". I like interiors that can not be deciphered and glued with a certain style label. I graduated with honors and won the first place for the best project.
My projects tell about inner state of its owner. With the help of astrology, which I have studied, I learned to create the interiors of the house for my clients where they would like to return, because the house is a part of themselves. By the way, thus, the belief that the stars were right have firmly settled in my heart and filled with enthusiasm every day.
I am a very sensitive person, and I study during all my life. I really love extreme sports, in which I test myself for strength: rock climbing, deep-sea diving, equestrian sport. This is the only way to be inspired and open to the new things. I believe that a person can do whatever he wants, and I prove it with my life.
Only when you are on thin ice, you know how to feel people and the brightness of life. On an intuitive level, at the level of the stomach I feel what the person likes and what stylistic decisions are unacceptable to him. You can always see when a client needs a suspension from the hassles of Europe or vice versa, he wants to get as close to the mentality of the country of Italy through the decoration in the house.
Throughout the world, Russians are associated with creativity. It is very difficult to manage the construction orders at a distance. You need "your person" who will be next to a construction team or cabinetmaker, and will understand the mentality of the country in which you are building your home.
Through the design-interior I change the life of my clients for the better! I love design and change the world!
If you share my views on life and want an individual, and an Italian interior, for your character and pace of life, so don’t hesitate to contact. Consultation is free of charge.
Phone:+ 39 388 1234498
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