Eleni's first BSc is in restoration & conservation of antiquities and works of art while, her second BSc is in Architecture. She also holds an MSc in restoration of monuments and historical buildings. As an architect, she has worked for technical companies, where the most characteristic projects are not only the design and construction of new buildings, especially residential projects, but also renovations of traditional spaces. The conceptual idea, space planning and presentation of the project are the main tasks she is used to work. Last, but not least, as a conservator of monuments she used to work on museums and archeological sites.
Describe your go-to style:
Living in urban environment reflecting so many stories and memories, where the alternation between old and new is a common characteristic of the city, I am driven to propose a diverse composition. When furnishing, I am looking for pieces that possess ethnic or vintage vibes, in combination with exposed steel with distressed wooden elements, frequently complemented by exposed brick walls. Where bold-vivid, vintage-industrial details meet minimal and contemporary space, the final project can be described as a picture of modern lifestyle.
What drives you to design?
For me creativity is the process of combining forms, colors, textures and shadows in accordance with deep understanding of human needs so that every space is unique and totally representative of the person who lives in. Interior design is the art of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
The cultural diversity which characterizes a city is a great source of inspiration. From place to place, everyone and everything has a story to tell. The contrasting spaces and elements of modern cities with a rich history of traditions drive me to explore artistic techniques in order to create new forms, rich patterns and refined lines and incorporate them into my projects.