I was brought up in a small village in Romania and wherever I would go and live in the world I will always be a village girl, no matter the stereotype around this term. Despite the big disadvantage of having no privacy whatsoever as everyone knows everyone and people are usually very fond of gossip, I loved my life in the village: fresh milk everyday, walks in the woods with the girls, picking grapes, pumpkins, corn and watermelons from the field with our grandparents, growing our own fruits and vegetables in the little garden next to the house and making all sorts of jams, chutneys, compotes for the winter days, walking all day long in bare feet or feeding the chickens, rabbits, ducks, pigs and other animals in the farm.
I haven’t changed much since and I still dream of a small cottage in the country side with my own little garden where I can grow plenty of greens. Since I moved to England I developed a huge interest in interior/outdoor decorating and property development and I have turned this into a great hobby that I enjoy everyday with the help of mighty Internet. Using my lifestyle in the village and the way we used to do things back when I was a child as an inspiration, I’m always looking to put together the house of my dreams, from a practical point of view.
When it comes to defining my style in terms of decorating, I would say I would see myself in a rustic environment, a thatched roof cottage outside the city, plenty of wood, furniture made of roots of trees, hard wood or stone floor and massive open fireplace, beams, comfy sofas, big bookcases and rocking chairs next to a small little table where I can write, read and do all the paperwork. All this does sound like a retirement plan, but it really doesn’t have to be. Stick in there a couple of beers on a wooden table in front of a projected image of a great film in the garden and we have a perfect picture.