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Maria strives to create elegant and functional spaces that tell a story and are beautifully layered. By blending in clean lines, accent colours, meaningful details she creates a unique space that reflect client’s personality.



What drew you to become an interior designer?

Growing up in a family of artists I was always surrounded by colours, unique objects and art. Since I can remember I always felt very passionate about creating beautiful and inspiring spaces so interior design was a natural choice for me.

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Can you describe your dream client?

I really value a client that trusts my design judgment. Someone that is communicative, collaborative, open- minded, flexible, willing to take risks and get surprised.

What has been your most rewarding project to date?

I don’t think I can single one out. Every project is unique and rewarding in it’s own way. Whether I’m designing a family home or a restaurant I am happy to know that I can help others make a positive change and reach their goals.

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

For me it is very important that my client is pleased with the final result therefore most challenging part of my job is to identifying different personalities. Interior design is all about listening and understanding client’s goals and vision.


If you had to choose another profession, what would it be, and why?

It would have to be fashion design. Both practises share some design principles when designing a silhouette, balancing details and proportion, working with materials and experimenting with them. Interior and fashion design has a very similar impact in our every day life. Our choice of clothes reflects our individuality and we do the same for our personal spaces.

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What is a current design trend you love? And one you hate?!

I love the return of earthy tones and the use of natural stone, dark woods and brass.  I am obsessed with quality so I really dislike the trend of inexpensive designs that are thrown away few seasons later. By reusing and recycling existing décor or shopping for antiques allows you to have pieces that are truly special.

What do you think is the most exciting aspect of working with Upscale?

Upscale design platform is the future of interior design and I am very excited to be part of it.

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How do you think interior-design should adapt for the 21st century?

Our role as interior designers is to improve the environment and the conditions of every day life. Just as other design practices interior design has a huge influence on a more sustainable future. I believe that by combining smart technology and solutions from the past we can create spaces that are healthy and beneficial to the people as well as environmentally friendly.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?

 When I’m not designing I’m in the studio working on ceramic sculptures or painting.