Name: Liliana Michel-Morin
Company: MICHEL DESIGN
Position within company: Interior Designer / Owner
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I studied graphic design, and over time I inclined to interior design, I specialised in interior design. I am a passionate woman of my work, to apply the new trends and styles, passionate to create, to transform each space and turn it into a functional, harmonious and aesthetic place.
How would you describe your personal design style?
My style could be said to be mainly contemporary, but I would describe it rather, that I am a person who materialises dreams.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
My inspiration for design, are the dreams of each of my clients, I love transforming each dream into a reality; the client is in charge of dreaming, of wanting the perfect place … and I am in charge of materialising it.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
The design is at the forefront, advances at our pace, is updated in each step, has become indispensable for life, and always goes, in a general sense to give welfare in life, and functionality.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.
1- Practical and modern life
2- Receive each space
3- Realise the dreams of the client
4- Harmonious colours.
5- Innovation, creation.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
My advice would be that innovation and creativity on the basis of design, with certain rules, that can be broken, and explore forever to innovate.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
The international awards are extremely important for me, it is a recognition not only to your work, but to all the work of your entire team. It really gives your company a plus, makes you grow, and that all the work team grows and is motivated.
What projects are you currently working on?
Our company has several important projects on the table, but there is definitely one more special one. It is a spectacular residential house, we hope to finish this project in October of this year
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
We have planned for a strong growth; first it is the consolidation of the whole team, and this year, at the end we will be opening in the State Capital, an interior design office.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
My most precious possession; it’s definitely my family.
Your favourite holiday destination?
I could answer that the beach, but the truth is, any place in the world, mountain range, city, snow, everything is very beautiful.
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
One of my favourite Hotels is Boutique Hotel La Hacienda de Los Santos, in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. And one of my favourite restaurants is Maynards, at Tucson, Arizona.
Your favourite book, film & song?
Book: El Esbirro (The Persecutor) by Sergei Kourdakov.
Movie: The Intouchables.
Song / Artist: Luis Miguel : Amarte es un Placer.
Your favourite food and drink?
One of my favourite foods is swordfish and red wine.
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Spend an afternoon with my whole family, it’s definitely my best hobby.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
I think it could be nothing more than a designer, every part of me likes to create, innovate and materialise the dreams of others.
Anything else interesting?
The only thing I could add is that Design has given me great achievements, it has made me realise myself as a businesswoman, and a creative person, it has been beautiful and I enjoy it a lot every day.