My name is Martina, I am an online interior designer. After spending four years working for architectural and interior design companies in Milan, Beijing and London I’ve decided to follow my dream: going freelance to work on my own and writing an interior design blog.
I’ve had a passion for architecture & design for as long as I can remember. As a kid I would sneak into my dad and granddad’s office to stare at their drawings in admiration. My enthusiasm for interior design was always undeniable. I used to start all my games setting up the right interior: my Barbie dolls have never been homeless! 😉
I graduated in Sicily in building engineering. After that, despite my grandfather being an engineer and my dad a building contractor, I left my home town to do my own experiences.
I went to Milan where I studied interior design at the Politecnico University. A curious attitude and the desire to push my boundaries (and also a really cool Mandarin speaking Italian boyfriend!) lead me then to Beijing and finally to London.
My design process
I particularly enjoy the relation between psychology and interior design. Our surroundings affect our lives, making a positive or negative difference. I find it really interesting that we can enhance our everyday life through good interior design!
I am a naturally precise person. When I design (or write about design) I always have a strong architectural angle. Every decision is part of a whole and that’s why before suggesting a colour paint or a piece of furniture I want to look at the bigger picture. Things like personality and background are key to me!
I like a minimalist, edgy and urban style with a hint of vintage rock n’ roll. I don’t know if this style actually exists yet but I can’t think of a better definition 🙂
Below there are a few examples to give you an idea! You will see this style throughout this website and on my social platforms. Also, you will see a lot of black!