About

Michelle Harris

Q&A

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A DESIGNER?
As a child, whilst my friends were idolising their favourite pop band, I was building houses out of newspaper, and designing and making my own cushions!  Since then I have gained a distinction in my Diploma in Interior Design, a 2:1 BA(Hons) in 3D design, and have been working as a freelance Interior Designer.
Being obsessed with the sensory qualities of materials - visually, their tactile qualities, and even the way they can evoke memories and feelings - I have come full circle, with a stronger-than-ever desire to create unique and thoughtful designs for interior spaces, that engage and inspire.

FROM WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION?
I draw my inspiration from everywhere: From travels abroad; nature and its effect on different items and materials; through conversations I have and by observing how people react to different things in a variety of spaces.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL MAKES YOUR STYLE UNIQUE?
Spaces have atmospheres; they evoke feelings and memories.  
I create designs for interior spaces that hold personal experiences, memories and a sense of nostalgia, within their walls.
Interiors should be experienced using all of one’s senses, and incorporating tactile surfaces, looking at how light plays on different shapes and finishes, and even adding subtle sounds and smells where possible, is a challenge I like to work with.
I am greatly fascinated by the effects of time on materials: how mother nature peels back the layers of paint on a door, or changes the colours and textures on metal; how objects can remind people of events and places, which can be introduced in a new way to a space, creating exciting results.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE INTERIOR DESIGNERS?
I don’t have favourite interior designers, but I am inspired my aspects and details of many

Areas of expertise

  • Hospitality Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Residential
  • Seasonal
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