Member Spotlight: Katrisha-art

Meet @katrisha-art, a financial analyst who specializes in marketing investments from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She's all about clean living--both in body and in environment. Read on to find out her favorite design style!
Tell us your name, age, profession, location and anything else you’d like to share about yourself.
Ekaterina Sadova, 31, financial analyst at an international corporation, focused on marketing investments’ effectiveness and efficiency. I live in the beautiful city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. I love art, architecture, interior design, traveling and getting to know people from different countries and cultures. I’m fond of fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Where do you get your interior design inspiration?
It could be different things: sometimes I see something around, in architecture, nature, a color combination, interesting artwork or a piece of furniture. Sometimes, it is a certain mood or emotion that I'd like to express through the set.
What are your favorite design trends?
Definitely minimalism, zen and contemporary. I like spacious, light and airy interiors with an interesting focal point. I'm quite keen on the functional side of interiors as well. What fascinates me the most are bold combinations put together well so that they work in harmony — like bright colors that you wouldn't normally put in one design, or a combination of different styles like industrial and glamorous, or steel and glass structures within an old, sand-brick building.
What’s your creative process on Polyvore? How do you begin creating a set?
I normally start with one piece that inspires me: interesting furniture, art or decorative item, or a room that I'd like to work with. When inspiration comes from a certain mood or emotion, I look for the item that expresses that emotion the best and work around it.
Are there any interior design professionals you are a fan of?
There are a couple of interior design websites that I look through on a regular basis, and I find amazing works of different designers there. I've recently started following Rebecca Robinson from Robinson's Designs on her YouTube channel.
What are your personal aspirations/goals?
I'm pursuing interior design as a full-time job. For now, it's more of a hobby, just something I enjoy doing. I'm happy to help friends and colleagues with designs and decorations.
I'd love to have a chance to design a hotel. I travel quite a bit and most of the hotels are rather standard and similar with not much character. Each of my hotel rooms would have its own character while providing a great rest and being functional and convenient to the guest.
My biggest ambition is to restore an amazingly beautiful building in my hometown and convert it to a cultural center promoting arts and healthy lifestyles.
How has Polyvore affected your life?
Polyvore is an amazing place to express creativity and get inspired! Because of Polyvore, I've been able to turn my passion for interior design into something real, and the response I'm getting on my sets here made me believe in myself as a designer. All the members are very positive, extremely creative and talented, which makes Polyvore a fathomless source of positivity and inspiration!
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Wrote two months ago
so relaxing!! (✿◠‿◠)

Wrote three months ago
this is a celebration! cheers to you & the world!!!

Wrote 4 months ago
@gloriettequartet, @lillibunneh Can't thank you enough!!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats !!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations on your fabulous talent and for your achievement as a 'Member Spotlight' fantastic!! X

Wrote 4 months ago
@reddotdaily, @xdarkgothamx, @marincounty, @linea-prima Thank you so much!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats on Member Spotlight, @katrisha-art! Great!

Wrote 4 months ago
@katrisha-art - congratulations!

Wrote 4 months ago
Follow me

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Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations @katrisha-art! We love your sets and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations on the spotlight! Fabulous bio :)

Wrote 4 months ago
@kat1973, @melissa-de-souza, @szaboesz, @baboushkacouture, @dianefantasy, Yes this is a great honor, definitely! Thank you all for your warm comments and for following my creations! I'll do my best to keep on giving you all of my inspiration! And I admire all of Polyvore members for their wonderful creations!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats on this wonderful honor of member spotlight !!

Wrote 4 months ago
like those tables

Wrote 4 months ago
Yay! Congrats, well deserved!

Wrote 4 months ago
Wow, it is always so fantastic to read about someone I follow on a regular basis! Lovely interview, congratulations! xoxo Best of luck with your projects!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats :)

Wrote 4 months ago
This is sooo great!!! Congratulations!!! :)))

Wrote 4 months ago
@musicfriend1, @annmaira, @tiffanysblues, @angiem thank you so much!!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats ! Lovely sets

Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations on this Member Spotlight! @katrisha-art It's great to get to know you better!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congratulations! Gorgeous collection!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats on the feature @katrisha-art :D!

Wrote 4 months ago
Fabulous collection!!

Wrote 4 months ago
@cornwashere thank you so much!

Wrote 4 months ago
This is so exciting! Thank you Polyvore!!!!

Wrote 4 months ago
Congrats on Member Spotlight, @katrisha-art!