Natalia Fernandes is an aspiring interior designer, sharing her personal designs and inspiration on her blog Fleur de Londres. Her blog focuses on her own interests in style and design, as well as providing inspiration for her readers. At present she is studying interior design at KLC in London, and her writing has also appeared on mydeco.com. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Natalia Fernandes.
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I look for one-of-a-kind exquisite pieces and vintage finds to help me create a perfectly balanced look of both style and uniqueness. I find beautiful and glamorous pieces and vintage furniture highly magnetic.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
After finalizing information from clients I am then able to brainstorm and seek inspiration, by creating my concept and mood boards and letting the creative process naturally bloom from that base.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I respect and have great admiration for those who are able to embrace their passions through creative work and excel at doing it. This applies to both designers and clients. I have noticed that client enthusiasm can bring a fresh attribute to a new design. There are many designers and entrepreneurs whom perform and produce wonderful outcomes which result in inspiring others. Those who have respect for their work and whom they work with, along with a passion, are greatly inspirational.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
When looking for inspiration I venture into London. The beauty of London’s architecture has always been motivating. If I’m seeking inspiration for a specific project or a new collection I embrace nature, be it in the form of fauna or flora and its natural colours.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
My passion for design has brought me to where I currently am. I have always been a creative individual who would get so much pleasure from visiting cultural cities, listening to world music and admiring new designs and textiles. I have followed and embraced what I enjoy doing, which is learning about the history of interior design, colour theory, the history of architecture and fashion.