We are excited to welcome Marine to Upscale! 
Marine believes that every interior should speak, invite and give a memorable experience. Her stylish design vision and attention to details creates unique interiors full of personality and comfort. Get to know her some more in our designer interview below.



What drew you to become an interior designer?

I was always between becoming an Architect or an Artist. Interior design was exactly where I wanted to be. The early inspirations came from the TV shows and magazines, how the spaces can get transformed. Later, my main inspiration became how interior design can create different experiences for the spaces and how unlimited the options can be.

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Can you describe your dream client?

My dream client is someone who likes my design vision and aesthetics and is easy-going to collaborate with.

What has been your most rewarding project to date?

I recently finished two-story house design in New Zealand. The client and me had very similar design opinions and we ended up having a great collaboration and a fantastic project that we both are in love with. One of the nicest moments for this projects was a Skype call with my client, when the kids came to talk to me, holding printed images of their rooms that I designed, and were telling how much they were in love with it.


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

I noticed that people are usually very sensitive when it comes to designing their home. They want and expect everything to be perfect and the designer should be super detailed oriented.


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

I would be a fashion designer as it is one of my other passions. I love how the outfit can create a mood.


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

My recent favourite trends are experimenting with different geometric shapes for furniture and tile, black kitchen, and floating design elements. Do not have any specific trend that I hate. I am more towards thinking that the specific trend does not work somewhere, just because the space does not need it.



If you could design a home for any celebrity who would it be, and why?

It would be British model Kate Moss. I have always been obsessed with her fashion taste and style and It would be just amazing to collaborate with her in the Interior industry.

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

I love the young and enthusiastic drive that Upscale’s team has. It is exciting to work in the Interior Design platform which is not traditional and always thinks about bringing innovations and making the best service possible.


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

I think one of the greatest achievements that Interior Design industry got for the last century is the opportunity to make it more computer based. How fantastic sounds the idea that it is possible to easily find a designer matching your favorite style and get the full design package online. 

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

I never stop learning. Spending time in Pinterest and going over the design blogs and magazines are my everyday education sources about everything new in the design industry.