VESTA SPOTLIGHT: A BIG HELLO TO FREYA REED; OUR NEW SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Freya, our new team member and Senior Interior Designer, to Vesta. Freya has joined us from Milc, and brings with her an array of experience in both the showhome and private owner market. Freya will further strengthen our busy studio, and with her on board, we look forward to assisting our many prestigious clients across the country. We caught up with Freya to talk work, travel and what motivates her.
Tell us a bit about your background in
I graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2012 with a BA in printed textile design. Since graduating, I have worked at the Louise Bradley design studio as the style director's assistant, and this is where I was introduced to luxury London interiors and synonymous British design. After a stint travelling around East Asia, I returned and began working at my latest role at Milc Interiors, where I stayed for over four years, progressing to creative lead in a broad scope of design projects.
I’ve worked on various projects across the UK and the Channel Islands and have been fortunate enough to be exposed to varying levels of design work and requirements. Whether that be a 2000 sq feet country abode or extroverted but sophisticated London show apartments.
No two jobs are ever the same, and I’ve experienced a big learning curve between working in one design house with a very strong design style to a much larger company with trust in individuality.
What made you want to join our team?
Vesta’s reputation within the market was a big draw. The sense of a design family and support whilst pushing creative boundaries really appeals to me. The portfolio and the potential pipeline are also impressive, and the breadth of the team's knowledge and strengths with collaborative thinking.
What have you joined Vesta to do?
I’ve joined as a Senior Interior Designer. My passions lie somewhere between creativity and technicality, so I’m looking for projects where I can utilise my creative flair and get really stuck into any projects that help challenge and grow my industry knowledge further.
Any achievements you love to shout about?
I’ve won three industry awards for three different projects in the International Property Awards, ranging from Best South-East Showhome to Best Private London Apartment for two years consecutively.
What do you enjoy most about your profession?
I love getting to know and building a rapport with different clientele; whether it's private individuals, big-time developers, or more boutique offerings.
Every space is different and tells a different story to sympathise with and capture within the design.
What are your passions outside of design?
I’m really into yoga and exercising in my spare time. I've also got a six-month-old puppy who keeps me busy and I try to get away as much as I can for holidays overseas and exploring.
If you had to use three words to describe yourself, what would they be?
I would say that I’m innovative, fun and adventurous.
What are you most looking forward to doing at Vesta?
I’m really looking forward to working with my new team and clients and seeing how Vesta approaches its projects with a different and refreshing perspective. I’m also excited to see how the team marries business development with innovative design - I’m positive I’m going to learn a lot.
What’s the best thing about being an interior designer?
It’s got to be meeting new people, sourcing new and exciting materials and the constant learning from every job.
How would you describe your individual style?
I lean towards sophisticated but fun and love to push boundaries with a touch of eclectic to create unique schemes.
(Images from Freya's Pinterest page)
Where does your design inspiration come from?
A great mixture of sources. I try to manifest ideas from my surroundings, travel, locality of a home, changing trends and fashions and looking towards interiors from around the globe from different cultures.
We’re sure you’ll get to meet Freya soon, but in the meantime, the Vesta family would like to give her a huge warm welcome.