As the daughter of a world-famous opera singer, Nadia spent her childhood living in Europe, spending time in some of its finest opera houses and theatres – the lavish set designs creating the spark of inspiration and influence behind Nadia’s unique design style today.
Going on to become a fine art painter and alumna of Central Saint Martin’s Art College, today Nadia’s interior design studio offers a bespoke design service that blends the artistic, creative style of its founder with a unique approach to colour and pattern.
Providing a range of services from full interior design and project management to one-off colour consultations for one room or an entire property, Nadia’s past projects are a showcase of design talent across houses and hotels, Cotswold cottages and London townhouses.
Nadia adapts her style to reflect the individual personality of her clients. As an avid collector of historic textiles, and with a passion for interweaving patterns and colours, Nadia’s approach to interior decoration is eclectic yet bound by a unique design aesthetic.
Colour has always been at the forefront of Nadia’s design process, yet it can be an area that clients sometimes feel apprehensive about. Her colour consultancy service offers a simple approach for individual rooms or entire houses. Finding the best colour palette and combinations for paint, paper and fabrics for your home or office is not only deeply satisfying, it creates the perfect ambience for the space.
Running a small business has its challenges, what do you enjoy the most about running your business?
“Meeting and getting to know new clients” says Nadia. “It’s a privilege to be able to transform someone’s home: introducing colours and fabrics they wouldn’t have considered and the excitement this brings when it totally transforms a space. It’s the power of the perfect colour!”
How do you approach sustainability?
“I recently created a small collection of scatter cushions which are available at Josephine Ryan Antiques in Tetbury. The fabrics used are predominantly antique pieces or discontinued runs of fabric combined with salvaged French or Irish linens. All the cushions are unique and have a beautiful timeless quality about them” says Nadia. “I try to use antique pieces of furniture in my designs, which bring history and a certain softness to an interior, and which are also incredibly sustainable, introducing a small side table, for example, that is 200 years old, is the ultimate in recycling”.
“We will be launching our one-to-one colour consultation this Autumn (2023). As an interior designer who likes to collaborate closely with clients, I identified a demand to offer an advisory service on colour, and the way in which it impacts the atmosphere and mood of every room,” explains Nadia.
See Nadia’s profile on the Little Green Book here
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