Meet the designer … Catherine

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How did you come to be working at Curve?
I’d been following Curve on social media for a few years and tried to win them over back when I first started out in interior design….fast forward a few years and whilst working as a freelancer, I contacted Curve to see if they needed an extra hand. As luck would have it, Sara was going on maternity leave and they needed 12 months cover….over 2 years later and I’m still here!! Must have made a good impression 😉
 
How would you describe your style?
I don’t think I have a particular style, our job is to work with the clients style preferences so you end up with a whole mix of styles yourself! If I had to pick out a particular style I’m swaying to at the moment it would be Mid Century Modern or Scandinavian but with a touch of feminine or quirky colour. I am still loving the industrial style though especially with all the concrete lights I’ve been looking at recently!

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What is your dream interior design project?
A Michelin star restaurant or a home in the Hollywood Hills!

What do you feel is your biggest achievement working at Curve?
Completing 2 full house renovations simultaneously last year was a pretty big achievement…hard work but they both came off great and the clients were thrilled with the end results!

And your favourite moment?
Going to the Design Fair in Milan last year was a definite favourite!! So much inspiration to soak up! Going to House Festival in London was a nice treat too!

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What are your favourite products, brands and designers?
Hmmm I hate narrowing down favourites! I’d have a list here as long as my arm if you’d let me!
Rothschild and Bickers, Moooi, Dare Studio, Tom Faulkner, Cantori, Munna, Ginger & Jagger, Boca Do Lobo, Jessica Zoob, The Victorian Woodworks…..The list really is endless with the amount of great designers and products around at the moment!

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What is your first choice of radio station in the studio?
Absolute Radio 80’s and 90’s! the oldies are the best, love a bit of cheese and sing-along to brighten everyone’s day hahaha (or not as the case may be with my singing :/)

What is your favourite building in Manchester?
I love the Town Hall and the recently refurbished Central Library. There are some beautiful buildings dotted around the Northern Quarter too….Old buildings are so much more interesting than all these new contemporary glass box buildings that all look the same! I love learning about the history of old buildings too. I went on an architectural tour of Manchester once and it makes you realise just how many beautiful buildings we have here. You just have to look up from your smart phone to see them all!

Aside Manchester, what is your favourite city?
Oooooo this is a tough question! I have so many favourite places for different reasons, it would be hard to pick just one. I will narrow it down to a top 5…..L.A, New York, Vancouver, Florence and Barcelona. I’m sure I will be adding to and changing this list soon though! 😉

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Favourite after work cocktail?
You know I’m the worst decision maker, especially when it comes to food and drink!! Hmmmmm I would have to go with a Espresso Martini, although a recent fav is a Pornstar Martini and you can’t beat a nice glass of Prosecco!

Cheers! Thanks Catherine

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