What inspired you to become an interior designer?
I come from a family of technically minded people but I always had a creative streak; my childhood dream was to be an architect, like my grandfather! Despite my creative interests I went on to study computer science at University but it wasn’t long before I was drawn to interior design. I started freelancing for clients in Russia and knew immediately it was what I wanted to do. Having grown up in post-soviet Russia, I’m constantly inspired by European design and architecture, even more so now that I live in London.