What do you do for a living?
I am an interior designer – with a passion for designing well thought-out homes for my clients. I strive to create high quality, practical spaces with a beautiful aesthetic. It’s important to me that a living space feels harmonious so that the mind can rest.
Can you tell us about your passion for second-hand?
My passion for second hand started when I was very young from when we used to visit flea markets as a family. At that time, I would spend all my money buying clothes from thrift stores but at some point, I started to become more interested in purchasing cool and eclectic items for my own room. When I moved into my own apartment, my budget was small, so buying second-hand allowed me to fill up my apartment with cool finds.
What’s the best thing about buying secondhand things for your home?
I love the idea that no one has a home like mine since most of the pieces are one-of-a-kind. The uniqueness is what makes this apartment feel like home to me.
Do you need adjust the pieces you find second-hand?
Absolutely. I love leaving my own mark on pieces – and when I adapt them, I feel even more connected to my home because I’ve worked hard to make it my own.
I see from your website that you also make your own furniture occasionally?
Yes, when I can’t find something I am looking for within my budget, I sometimes make it myself. For example the coffee table in the first picture is handmade!
It’s also so inspiring to learn that you don’t need to spend a fortune to create a beautiful and unique living space. Time to hit those flea markets – and get the toolbox out!
Have a great one guys, see you Monday!