What's the best part of your job?
The final getting it over the line. The massive 'wow' moment for me is when a client walks in and sees what you've done and loves it. All the hard work and time you've put in becomes worth it. The highs and lows of the journey from the issues on site through to the late night. Everything becomes so worthwhile in that one split second. There’s this feeling of pride that's hard to explain because you've delivered the design they'd imagined.
What's the hardest part of your job?
The hardest part is the delivery of design, it’s one of the trickiest things to get right. That’s really why I set up SP3 London. A lot of interior design companies are great at design – they’re conceptual and creative – but when it gets to site that’s really when it can fall down. Even though it’s hard, it’s the challenge that I love. That’s why we also work alongside other interior designers to assist them with the delivery of a project.
On my first project, having just set up SP3 London, I had a very tight deadline. I thought to myself “this is real now and the deadlines are tight, how am I going to resource this”. I hadn’t had the chance to build my team and eporta offered me an easy way to stay creative, by keeping everything in one place. For me, it was like having an assistant. The eporta team put forward a selection of great products that I could curate and pull together. They really cut out a lot of the legwork for me allowing me to focus on delivering a great design on time and in budget.