Guest Host Laura C. Bielecki @LuxuryInteriors
Laura C. Bielecki (B.I.D. + LEED AP) is a Senior Interior Designer at Godwin Austen Johnson Architects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In addition she also runs Luxury Interiors blog of her luxury exploits and inspirations. After graduating with her Bachelors of Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University in 2006 she has lived in Montreal, Edmonton, Doha and Dubai working on many projects around the world for an impressive list of clients. She has a diverse portfolio ranging from condos in New York USA, low income housing in Montreal Canada, Government buildings and offices in Edmonton Canada, to palaces in Doha Qatar, and hotels and restaurants in Dubai UAE. She has a passion for sustainability, innovation and detailing as well as sharing her inspirations and connecting with the industry as a whole.
On September 24th Laura was awarded Middle East Young Interior Designer of the Year 2012 at the yearly DesignMENA CID awards in Dubai. Judges awarded her the prize based on her portfolio that they described as “stunning” as well as for “sharing her passion for design through social media”.
Laura started blogging in 2008 when she felt the need to do something more with her countless files of inspiration images or “visual hoarding” as she likes to call it. She has always been big on sharing knowledge and found that people are not really that interested in viewing just student portfolios online. People want to see what a designer is inspired by, what their thought processes are and where their ideas germinate. She started her blog for personal gain wanting to remember certain products she love and saving links to inspiring websites. Luxury Interiors then grew into a hobby with a fan group and gave her a mission to write for her readers.Her twitter following grew with it and today stands at 8000 twitter followers and 16,000 visitors to her site per month. @LuxuryInteriors was recently awarded Top 100 Interior Design twitter influencer by Decorex and Super Pinterest Pinner by Iamthelab. Now that she has taken up residence in Dubai she wants to bring design in the Middle East to the rest of the world. Her mission, to expose the beauty, creativity and potential of interiors that the Emirates have.
Join Interior Designer Chat Guest Hos Laura Bielecki @LuxuryInteriors on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 for topic: Design in Dubai. Join us on twitter using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, 11p GMT, and Wed. 8am OZ.