Today, Boca do Lobo brings you an exclusive interview with Rana Atieh, one of the most influential interior designer in the MENA region. Rana’s ever-evolving style is underpinned by a subtle coordinated fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, blended with charming warmth and sumptuous opulence, with a touch of eccentricity. She has put her stamp on the homes of private clients in several cities in the world. Read the full interview and discover more about her work.
Being in love with our work is always the key to achieve better results. Are you in love with your job? What do you love the most about being an interior designer?
My relentless passion and belief that Everyone Deserves Great Design and my ambition to put my stamp on the homes of private clients in several cities in the world makes me very passionate about what i do.
Do you have a favorite project or a favorite story behind one of your projects?
All my projects have a unique story…each client helped make it special in its own way.
How important is a good chemistry between you and your clients to achieve better results?
Chemistry is the key factor, by understanding my clients’ demand for global luxury, and modern design that emanates warmth and comfort. I always aim to provide my clients, with complete peace of mind, from concept to completion, taking them along with me every step of the way. A creative, professional and quantitative approach provides for absolute customer satisfaction.
To conquer such a demanding audience, is truly important to be informed about the latest trends on the field. How do you do this?
I continuously travel, read & research to create a constantly evolving, yet indefinable style that turns tradition to a unique lifestyle.
How would you describe your style? Do you have any personal “signature”?
My ever-evolving style is underpinned by a subtle coordinated fusion of East meets West; clean lines and neutral tones, with a touch of eccentricity. Coming from Lebanon, living in the gulf countries, and traveling to different cities in the world helped shape my style and personality and adventurous use of color, texture and multicultural reference points are hallmarks of my style.
All artist have some kind of inspirations, and interior designers are no exception. So, what or who really inspires you?
Everything inspires me, as long as it touches me and I find beauty in it. In my universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages.
Is there an international project you’d like to be a part of?
I am ambitious and continuously looking to reach more international clients, whether residential, corporate, or cultural projects worldwide.
Choosing the right piece for a design set might seem an easy task. However, it takes a lot of time and attention to find the perfect match. Which advises you have for those who do not know how to start a challenge like this?
It is important to be true to yourself …do not try to copy, but rather bring out your true self in your surroundings, home, and lifestyle…that’s where all beauty starts.
Which are your favorite brands, those that can never be missing in your projects?
I can never get enough of Boca de Lobo & Delightful pieces, especially that I pride myself on juxtaposing classic design with modern interiors by local and international sources, the latest trends in global fashion, and emerging technologies.