Designer Series

April 02, 2024

Designer Q & A with Hema Persad

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Welcome to our Interior Designer Series, where we delve into the creative minds and innovative designs of our talented collaborators. Here we will feature exclusive interviews with top professionals in the field, offering insights into their inspirations, design philosophies, and the latest trends shaping the world of interior design. Join us as we uncover the stories behind the stunning spaces that these designers bring to life, and gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating beautiful and functional interiors.

How did you get started as an Interior Designer?

By accident! I used to be an attorney and hated it, so I pivoted into celebrity styling for about 7 years. During the pandemic I had a baby, and then in in early 2021, one of my former styling clients asked for help designing her new home… I decided to go for it and then it took off from there!

How would you describe your design style and where do you find inspiration?

Rich, global, livable, inviting. My parents are immigrants – I am Indian, so it’s natural for me to incorporate color into my designs. A lot of my inspiration comes from other parts of the world. America is a very young country in terms of design, so I love to gather inspiration from other places, especially if it’s a place that means a lot to a client. I also love pulling fashion trends into my designs.

What is the best part of your job as an Interior Designer?

I love being a business owner. I like the start of each project, coming up with the concepts and the vision. What I love the most though is the final reveal – it makes it all worth it!

What trends are you seeing in the bathroom space for 2024?

People are very curious about materials right now. I’m seeing lots of veiny stone, plaster and wallpaper.

What do you consider timeless for bathroom design?

Natural light is always timeless. I always try to add a window or skylight whenever possible. In the same vein, natural stone is also timeless, and you will love it a lot longer. I like to mix metals - there are no rules there!