I launched my career as a civil engineer some 21 years ago. My engineering discipline gave me a strong backbone for developing my skills in design – my passion. The incentive behind this passion is my love for all beautiful things. Obviously, my creative process has evolved over the years and helped me build an inner confidence to explore possibilities without the factor of “fear.” This allows me to design for clients and channel their own distinct style without overshadowing them.
Back in 2015, I founded a blog to express myself, my views about my industry and to share lots of inspiration sources for like-minded creatives as myself. I named it “Te Esse” for it was the best way to describe my design mantra. It means ‘be you, be yourself’ in Latin. That’s the only way to fear less and live more! Shortly after that, I had to put it on hold, because of some pregnancy related issues, but my zeal and passion only grew stronger. Thus, in late 2016 I picked it up from where I left off and I began working on it, elaborated it and posting on a regular basis. And I will continue to do so, for I’m hoping that it will serve as a sincere, reliable, fun resource for your projects with sprinkles of real life homemade stories. My pursuit: being as opposed to doing.
My pursuit: being as opposed to doing.
Needless, to say that I’m the curator of this blog. That means that I spend many hours scouting the web for design and styling trends, DIY projects, imagery on architecture, art, travel, new materials and technological advances, fashion trends, quotes, fun reading links and anything that gets under my skin.
I consult in interior design projects and refurbishments, while I also offer online consultations. Moreover, I’m preparing to launch my own bespoke small-furniture line. So, feel free to peruse TE ESSE.
Some facts about me: I’m also a self taught artist. I love to paint with oil colors, my favorite medium and have sold two of my five paintings. Back in 2003, I designed my own working desk that I use till today. That’s when my interior design journey began consciously. As a genuine design lover, I designed my own wedding shoes to fit my gown and had the wedding favors done myself.
This year has been a real treat for us. We managed to get both shortlisted for the prestigious Amara Interior Awards and picked as one of the top 50 decor blogs by Lawnstarter. Woo hoo!!