VESTA SPOTLIGHT: WELCOMING OUR NEW INTERIOR DESIGNER, REBECCA
In our latest blog, we give a huge warm welcome to our new Interior Designer, Rebecca; discussing what inspires her, her love of all things luxury and why she chose to work in interiors.
Tell us a little bit about your background in design…
I did an Art and Design course at college which included a mixture of fine art, textiles, graphics, and photography. It was a great introduction to design and gave me a great insight into the direction I wanted my career to go.
During the course, I worked on a project designing a café. Not only did I love designing how it looked but I loved thinking about how people would use and move around the space.
I then did an interior design degree that focused on interior architecture giving me more knowledge of how spatial planning worked.
My first job out of university was as a show home designer, which I loved. I started on very small budget projects, but this was a great opportunity to learn so much.
How would you describe your design style?
I like to think of my design style as quite luxurious and timeless. I don’t particularly like anything too trend focused and prefer to create designs that won’t go out of fashion by next year.
Trends work really well for show homes but for private residences I like to work with clients closely to design something unique to them that will last a long time – after all, that’s why I think people choose to bring an interior designer into their home.
(Images from Finchatton)
I love Finchatton’s timeless and sophisticated style. They push boundaries but are always tasteful and and true to their distinctive style.
What’s your favourite thing about being an interior designer?
Working with a client is definitely my favourite part of it. I love getting to know them and turning their ideas into reality. You always want input from your client so you can feed their personal tastes and styles into the design, otherwise, every project you work on is going to be the same again and again. I love thinking about how they will use the room and space and how they will live in it.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
The interior design studio, Elicyon, is where a lot of my inspiration comes from. Their work is super luxurious and everything I see I think is ‘a bit of me’! I love how they mix the luxury with the everyday.
(Images from https://www.elicyon.com)
Riggs Hotel in Washington is also a favourite of mine. It’s a really fun, new hotel that’s incredibly striking, and again offers that luxurious timeless look that I love.
(Images from https://www.riggsdc.com)
Do you have a favourite Vesta project you’ve seen so far?
My favourite project so far is the Casson Square showhome. The project is contemporary, sleek and oozes so much luxury, which I love. From every angle it has something to catch your eye.
Casson Square - a Vesta project
What are you most looking forward to doing whilst working at Vesta?
I’m excited to create some really dynamic designs and push the boundaries with my designs, which is something Vesta really encourages.