Nina holds a MA in Interior Architecture and Design and a BA in Industrial Design with a focus on furniture. Her passion for design is shaped by growing up in a family of designers and architects so her career path was very clear from an early age on. Nina has a wide range of working experience on both residential and commercial projects. She has worked for big corporate, small design-built firms and also as an independent designer for over four years in San Francisco and the Bay area, where she currently reside. She enjoys helping clients translate their vision and personality into their spaces and believes that environments that we live in has to provoke positive feelings.
Tell us your biggest design secret:
Whenever I enter a new space -like a restaurant, hotel lobby or a living room- I am analyzing the space in the back of my head! I try to understand what is it about this space that creates this mood or feeling for me. I go over the color combination, material selection, scale and proportion and the details and try to get a sense of its personality. Its quite fun!
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
Yes, it's no secret that I love to design. I particularly love that "AHA" moment where I find the answer to my design dilemma and everything is tying together.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
To achieve a successful design, inspiration plays an important role. I find my inspiration with in the project's most valuable element or detail and revolve my design around that inspiration.