While growing up, I spent a lot of time visiting antiques shops, flea markets and galleries with my father. In my teens, I worked for antiques dealers buying and selling furniture and objet d’art. This early exposure gave me, by osmosis, an appreciation of the value of beautiful objects and an understanding of many styles and influences in interior design and art. After studying European Business Administration in London, I spent ten years working in asset management for global financial institutions. Whilst working in the city, I honed my interior design and creative skills in my own time by investing in and developing property in the UK, Germany and France, building up a comprehensive network of design trade contacts in the process. After leaving my career in finance, I trained at the Inchbald School of Design and in 2009, I turned my passion for renovation, decoration and furniture into a profession through founding Claudia Interiors. I am fluent in German and French and have worked with clients across the UK and Europe on residential and commercial projects ranging from one off furniture commissions to designing and managing multi year new build projects. The combination of analytical, organisational and creative skills coupled with an innate energy and drive come to the fore when creating and managing complex projects for clients.
As well as supporting my clients, I volunteer through lectures about my work at the Inchbald School of Design and other schools and I raise three daughters. My studio is based in my home in Hampstead and is open on an appointment basis as a showroom. Clients can experience my decorating and design skills and see inspirational ideas for colours, textures, fabrics, furniture, joinery and more. At Claudia Interiors, our aim is to help clients translate their inspiration and dreams into aesthetically beautiful yet practical homes. My background in asset management and interior design means we offer clients a unique blend of both analytical and creative skills. We do not have a house style. Instead we have a design philosophy that is entirely focused on our client’s style, vision and requirements including the level and depth of service that each client wants. To yield the best results, we take the lead from the lifestyle, personalities and circumstances of each property owner and the architecture of their home. This process allows us to gain a deep understanding of how to enhance and improve each individual property. Our signature is the quality of execution. Taking the time to listen to our clients and immerse ourselves in their world drives our success in creating thoughtful, human and elegant spaces that enhance the lifestyle of their owners. Our ETHOS is to challenge, explore and consider design from different angles to create fresh inspiration and direction, and help clients have the confidence to make the right decisions for their property. We act as a catalyst in the design process, stimulating clients to envisage a home more beautiful and practical than before, and as a team, we help clients visualise the transformation that our schemes can achieve.