It's only fair that you get to know the founder of Persona Abode. And it's best to do so before we get going with our design conversation, the 1st step to creating your awesome ABODE, defined by you. So when we meet face to face, i'll introduce myself by saying, "I'm Jecks, the one who at the heart of Persona Abode Interiors".
My love of interior design was sparked from being terrified to walk through the front door. Yep, not a fluffy story of rearranging my bedroom as a child.
It's a journey that's influenced why the environment I create for you should be led by kindness. That kindness extends to you, to the environment too.
Way before being all eco-conscious working in recycling management, my exposure to domestic violence was the first got me interested in creating safe environments that boosts your wellbeing. People should always be the main focus when designing the spaces we take up and it goes hand in hand with giving a damn about the environment and animals too. So can you really be surprised that I personalise homes with attention placed on your health and wellbeing?
There's a number of ways to design with your happiness in mind, such as incorporating the importance of the building into the interior design. You see, when I hopped on over to London a little over a decade ago I landed in building conservation to work exclusively with Listed Buildings. My work ensured that medieval community hubs don't crumble to pieces & exist only in memory. Managing projects to help keep historic churches ship-shape and fit for prayer, comes with a respect for the architecture that houses some pretty amazing interiors.
If only you could see the architectural vocabulary i've built up over the years. It's a pretty awesome for understanding of the foundations of any interior project for you to take advantage of in your home. Without beasty, or even plain Jane, architecture interiors are just thin air. The two fields have a direct impact on each other as context is key. So who better to collaborate with architects and building specialists than someone who gets what angle they're designing from. Bringing you interior designer into the fold from the early stages of you projects makes the process a smoother one whilst we collaborate with the upmost respect of how each professional solves your design dilemmas.
helping you PERSONAlise your ABODE.
In case you want a little extra back up as proof your home is in good hands, i'll spill a few beans on my expertise.
I'm a certified interior designer, with a diploma (distinction) and a certified vegan designer too. WOO HOO! Two accolades that makes me proud.
To get clued up on how to repair and take care of buildings I've hung out at Westdean College learning the ins and outs of building conservation. It was one of Dali's, as in Salavador, studio spaces, the college is all about conservation and the arts. I've met some pretty awesome people there to teach me more info on the outdoor structure of buildings and of course (majorly important for you) how that affects the indoors. People flock from all over the world to geek out about ageing historic buildings and artefacts and arts in all forms.
The collabo is with England Heritage, so the BCM diploma covers all important topics that goes into looking after buildings, so they remain upright. With masterclasses in object & materials conservation, I've topped up my knowledge how the aspects of maintaining the interiors. Studying the individual elements that make up the inside of any building, I've has chatted with leading specialists teaching the class how to keep your home looking awesome for the long haul. Brilliant as the whole idea of consumer trends doesn't sit well with owning your design style or not getting sucked into the vortex of designing your home to fashion's sake.