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Q. What was your background before KLC?
A: I worked 10 years as a freelance photographer. I travelled extensively and developed my own business, working with high end clients. Before then, I worked as a marketing consultant and business developer, having a master degree in Economics (Bocconi University, Milan).
Q. Why did you decide to study Interior Design?
A: I always loved interior design and when I won the House & Garden competition in 2019 I thought it was my chance to turn my passion into a career. As a photographer, I led quite a nomadic life which has strongly impacted my taste for interiors: now I want to bring that experience and visual training into my design.
Q. Tell us about your experience of the course?
A: It has definitely exceeded my expectations: it's incredible the amount of knowledge behind every detail, and trusting the learning process gave me a lot. This course gave a professional understanding to what I was just passionate about, and I cannot wait to learn more on the job.
Q. What are your design interests/strengths?
A: I think my main strength is to combine a very practical side with an unapologetic taste for romance.
Q. What space inspires you?
A: I love spaces that dare to be true to themselves and their owner's souls, I wouldn't stick to a specific style or kind of space. I like for a space to be a bit 'lost in time' and not so easily defined.
Q. Who is your favourite designer?
A: I adore Robert Kime: in his projects, everything seems to have layered alongside both the owners' and the building's history. What I appreciate the most is that there's a sense of design rooting into history which never ends up feeling dated, it's a warm embrace of wonderful textures and patterns without being overwhelming, cosy yet sophisticated, incredibly thought through but never intimidating, classical but always very unique and personal.
Q. Where to from here?
A: I'd love to find space for my ideas in a studio that inspires me, where to have a constant conversation with other designers and opportunities to grow as a professional, while contributing to real projects on field.
STUDY TIP - Never ever underestimate any lesson or phase in your learning development: keep an open mind and trust the process. You'll be surprised by how much you can learn, regardless of your background! Anna Ambrosi