Top Designers* Exclusive Interview with Julia Danilova
Top Designers* Exclusive Interview with Julia Danilova – Domio Home Interiors
Today love happens is happy to present you an exclusive interview Julia Danilova, the owner of one of the top Ukrainian Interior Design brand DOMIO Home Interiors. DOMIO home interiors is an interior design showroom with an exhibition of furniture, lighting and accessories. This is one of the most exclusive showrooms in Kiev, being a major supplier of Italian, French and German furniture factories (kitchen, bedroom, bed, living room and children’s rooms), light, accessories and décor.
The creation, development and implementation of design projects created by leading architects and designers.
Today we had the opportunity to chat with Julia Danilova who explained to us some more aspects on running one of the top interior design shops in Kiev and what inspires her and the DOMIO Designers to be the best in Ukrainian Interior Design.
Love Happens: Before we start talking about the Interior Design industry, let’s talk a little bit about how it all began: passion. As we already know, you are a passionate about the luxury furniture’s world. But we don’t know how it all began. So how and why did you get into the luxury furniture’s market?
Julia Danilova: Yes, indeed, we are passionate about luxury furniture, lighting and décor. We are delighted with all the things that stir imagination, rise mood, and we want to create interiors, which are appropriate to the wishes of our customers. Everything started with an interest in the industry and the more brands we get to know, the more we understand that we are not impressed by mass products. We are interested in exclusive and interesting high-quality products made with love.
Love Happens: To be in love with our work is always the key to achieve better results. Are you in love with your job? What do you love most about it?
Julia Danilova: Yes, of course, we are in love with our work! That is really the key to success in achieving the best results! The greatest happiness is working on interesting projects with interesting people. To use brands and products, which impress and inspire, allow you to create not just another project, but unique and interesting interior.
Love Happens: How important is a perfect chemistry between you and your clients to achieve the best results?
Julia Danilova: Customer relationships are incredibly important – it is the key to success. It is necessary to trust each other and the result will be wonderful! Our clients are the people who have tastes the same as ours. We are amazed and inspired by the same things.
Design by Nataly Bolshakova Interiors
Love Happens: What do you think is the unique thing in your store right now? Is there any piece (or special brand) in your store that deserves your full attention? Why?
Julia Danilova: Yes, of course! We were happy to start our partnership with brands of Menina Design group. These brands have fascinated us at the first sight for their freshness and novelty, originality and individuality. We believe that Delightfull, Koket, Boca do Lobo, Brabbu are the new trend today. Original and unique – each brand has its own style and impresses at the first sight!
Love Happens: Keep up to date on all the trends is essential for anyone who wants to conquer this market – there is no time for mistakes. In what ways do you keep current with new trends?
Julia Danilova: Exactly, to be the best and the first you should always be aware of all the trends and innovations. Thanks to our favorite brands, we always know how the collections change. Of course, traveling and new experiences, exhibitions, meetings, communication play a significant role.
Love Happens: When you think about Interior Design, what or who really inspires you? Why?
Julia Danilova: The most of our projects we do with my friend, designer and the head of the design bureau – Nataly Bolshakova. She inspires me with her interior ideas! She has her own style, and our tastes match by 100%, and of course all of our joint works are incredibly harmonious, creative and successful.
Love Happens: Choose the best pieces to compose a project can be the secret to getting the best overall result. Although it seems easy, this is a delicate task and needs full attention on time to execute it. How do you select which pieces and brands will be part of the catalog of your store?
Julia Danilova: Of course, while creating a project, you must choose the best of the best things and the most interesting manufacturers. That is when the result is good. It seems an easy task, but it requires a lot of attention. We select these items and brands on our own taste. We imagine what we would choose for ourselves, for our homes and apartments. You always wish the best for yourself and choose the brands of exceptional quality, progressive design and practicality.
Love Happens: Most of your customers are probably Interior Designers, and for professionals it is always easier to choose which pieces will be included in a project. However, when the issue is all about decoration, many who comes to your store are amateurs who are also passionate about decoration. And sometimes these clients need some wise advices. Do you have some tips for those who don’t know well how to start a challenge like this?
Julia Danilova: Customers, who start to create their house or apartment, are not usually professional designers. In such cases, I would certainly advise to ask for professional help. Because when it comes to planning and building, you cannot do this without specialists. A professional has the experience, which will allow avoiding many mistakes and difficulties, to save time and effort of the customer. However, of course, the customer should actively participate in the whole process, because only he knows what interior will be comfortable for him. The joint positive work of a designer and a client is a guarantee of a successful interior design!
Love Happens: What do you love most about have a store like yours and be surrounded for timeless pieces like some that are available on your store?
Julia Danilova: Most of all I enjoy the opportunity to learn something new every day and to develop.
Love Happens: At last but not least, in your opinion, which brands cannot be forgotten in a decorating project for this project to be a remarkable one?
Julia Danilova: I am inspired by the Delightfull lighting, beautiful and womanly things by Koket, items from Boca do Lobo collection, each of which is a true master peace. I love interior items with special appeal from Brabbu and, of course, new fantastic children’s rooms Circu! They make you smile and be happy as a child, and this is the best emotions that raise your mood and make you enjoy life.
For more information please see DOMIO’s Website.