We are excited to welcome Christiane to Upscale! 

Christiane is focusing on user-
centered design, has a minimalist design style, and likes to use recycled, eco-friendly materials. She loves soft and airy color palettes where the furnishings are simple, streamlined and nothing is excessive or flamboyant in accessories or décor. 

Christiane will help you create a cosy home or a work place in which you will love spending time every day.



What drew you to become a designer?

My passion for design started when I was a young girl, whilst observing my father work as a carpenter. Because of carpentry’s inherent limitation on material options - primarily wood blended with traces of natural material - I
grew to appreciate simplicity and minimalistic design. Reflecting back on my childhood, I remember the first time I watched my father take an untreated piece of wood and shape it into furniture. It was a game changing “aha moment” for me; the moment I realized that I wanted to go on to study design.


Can you describe your dream client?

To deliver the best service available in a highly professional way it is for me, as a designer, important to have the ability to express my ideas freely whilst deeply understanding my clients requirements. Ideally I would like to work with clients who are free to experiment but who also have a similar creative preferences. In this way our work together becomes a collaboation that produces very personalised and unique design solutions.


What has been your most rewarding project to date?

In the University I created a central concept of a music therapy room for disabled children. The room was full of instruments and my task was to create an ambience which suggests tranquillity but also meets required regulations. I
created storage for the devices and integrated the intentions of the room whilst also providing a place where the children and therapist could enjoy and feel safe to spend their time in.


What do you think is the most challenging aspect of being an interior designer?

I think the most challenging aspect for any interior designer is to obtain a clear understanding of their clients expectations. When that is achieved, the coordination of materials, implementation and management of the project can be a smooth process that is enjoyed from both sides.
Without having that understanding from the beggining, this would be the most challenging.