Elisabetta is an Italian Architect and Interior Designer, with a MA degree in Architecture from the University of Venice in Italy and a postgraduate specialization in interior design at Central Saint Martin's College in London.Previous collaborations and jobs included an UK architectural firm, a Retail big company as Store Designer, and an Office furniture company as Space Planner.In 2011 she has started her freelance activity with a long-lasting collaboration as Architect with a company in her city, while working as freelance interior designer for private clients through her website, including online design services for retail design, workspaces, original concepts and home interiors. She's also a passionate blogger and the creator of ITALIANBARK (www.italianbark.com), a bilingual design blog, where she likes to share her discoveries about interiors, design and travels. Find the complete portfolio on the studio website: www.er-interiordesign.com
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
I take most of my inspiration for residential interior designs from magazines and websites, but also from my travels. I work as a blogger (you can find my blog on www.italianbark.com, here you can find a lot about the style I love ) besides as an architect, so I use to see many interior blogs and online magazines, from Italy but also from outside (I love Scandinavian design, but also Japanese, Brazilian, Australian ones). I can get lots of new ideas from them. My inspiration for retail concepts come from various sources: websites as well, but also from random ideas I can get by looking at a logo, or a colour palette, or even just from the name of the shop or the interior I'm going to design.
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
I love the very first part of design, the moodboarding, that's all about inspiration and colour/material. But I love also the very last part of a project, the detail design. I like to solve "problems" and to think about practical solutions.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
My design secret is to add an unexpected element in every interior in a very balanced background, for example just a small colour accent in a neutral interior, or some hidden elements.