I was questioned many times, where do I take my inspiration from. Well, it is not so easy to answer that question with one sentence. Inspiration for me is a process of collecting fragments and putting them together like a puzzles into something new. I look at Interior magazines, movies, Pinterest , I like to discover new places and I’m carefully watching reality around me…even when I’m standing in a line making grocery. When I go to a caffe, the front window with the view will be always my favourite spot.
When I saw for the first time this beautiful bedding - Ashes of Roses, I knew, we needed it in our Rafa-kids bedding collection and that I will create a new room with it. As I’m not a pink fan, I’m glad to discover so many different tones of this colour and play with it. This particular image of iittala with issey-miyake I find very inspiring. I automatically imagined cosy, warm and magic sleeping space for a little girl. Then I collected other elements around Rafa-kids furniture and created a new space called - Sweet dreams.
What is my secret? Well, I learned to believe in my own feelings and taste. If i doubt, then I just don’t do it and go other way, I take a break, I take a coffee. It is not always easy, and I do have many doubts, especially if you do something out of your comfort zone, but well….this is just a part of creative process. The final effect is sometimes better, sometimes I’m not happy about it ( there are some Rafa-kids photo sessions and furniture which are never published/produced ) but we are not perfect, right ? The most important is to try and to do the best we can.