Name: Nataly Bolshakova
Company: Bolshakova interiors
Position within company: Company Founder, CEO
How would you describe your personal design style?
The whole philosophy of the company is built on this. We are creating a space that won’t go out of fashion in a couple of years; it will be relevant for many generations.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
I’d have to say, the prospect of creating something beautiful. And when a real task arises, it all comes together. For me, inspiration is a voluntary and natural process. To disconnect and trust my instinct is key before starting on a new project.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I think, it`s Timeless design direction.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
Less, but better.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Be ready to learn a lot and to practice, and you can’t be afraid. Young designers should understand that in this profession, only about 15% of the work is creativity; the rest is technological, planning, calculations, numbers and responsibility.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
For us, participation in the competition is a great opportunity to show Ukrainian design to the world. Our goal is to project and implement Ukraine and other countries.
What projects are you currently working on?
Now we are working on a new office for IT-company. It locates at the Kyiv`s center and has a wonderful city view from the windows. There are also apartments in Limassol, (Cyprus) in process. Building apartments in the historical district of London is starting.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
More new and beautiful projects. My dream is to release a mobile application, as well as open a couple of new directions. I have a lot of plans, so stay tuned!
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
My family, of course.
Your favourite holiday destination?
Secluded hotel at Thai coast.
Your favourite hotel & restaurant?
The favourite hotel – Ritz Paris.
The favourite restaurant – Park Terrace Restaurant.
Your favourite book, film & song?
The favourite book – Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë.
The favourite movie – Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The favourite song – Adele – Skyfall.
Your favourite food and drink?
The favourite dish – pancakes cooked by my daughter.
The favourite drink – orange fresh and cappuccino.
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
To spent productive day at the job and cozy eve with my family.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Originally, I was involved in web programming, and in addition to this studied drawing, painting, interior design and art history.
Anything else interesting?
The studio consists of experienced project managers and exudes experience in the field of design and implementation of projects. Since 2008, she has been offering sophisticated and exceptional aesthetics, working with a variety of materials including wood, stone and metal, while also drawing on personal memories or private collections.
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