Designer Series

April 02, 2024

Designer Q & A with Michelle Provencal

UnEdit Designer Series

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 in the Interior Designer field?

I am a product designer with 20 years of experience designing and developing home furnishings for major retailers. Being immersed in aspects of home design for my entire career has taught me how to build compelling assortments and how to tell a story through material choices, pattern, color, form, and function. In my opinion, the same approach can work for designing a space.

I have moved quite a lot and lived in many different cities and homes of varying sizes and styles. Arranging a space is one of my favorite creative expressions and each move has given me the opportunity to execute my own design vision for a new space.

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

My design style continues to evolve but it generally tends to be collected and a little rustic. I am most inspired by nature and history, but often a particular piece of art or furniture or a print will inspire an entire room.

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

The best part of my job is the ideation phase, pulling ideas, materials, and client wishes together and editing and tweaking until everything is just right. I love those beginning stages, it’s like perfecting a recipe.

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

The wellness trend we’ve been seeing in beauty, diet, and physical practices naturally extends into the bathroom. More than ever, there are so many options available to upgrade your fixtures for a spa-like experience at home.

What do you consider timeless for bathroom design?

Natural materials and finishes. If the room rests on a foundation of wood, stone, and clay, I think it will have a longer life. Natural finishes get better with age and never go out of style.