Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vaishnavi Pratima - Interior aesthetics consultant from Mumbai, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

I always believed that very house small or big should be done up aesthetically as it reflects the personality of the people living in the house. Also a well decorated house is always a delight to come back from work and retire for the day n spend time with your loved ones.

Always wanted to do something in the creative field and in 2012 I started my career as an interior aesthetics consultant.

I discovered my love for doing up houses as I have shifted more than 8 houses in a short span of time and each time I would get excited with doing up the house with new furnishings, art and artifacts.

Similarly before starting my career,my travel to different places contributed to my passion of interior aesthetics, as a day of shopping for local handicrafts n home decor was always on priority.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

Interior makeovers………. Creating more space within the space.
• We give a complete new look to the existing home and office spaces by changing the outer look by remodelling and enhancing the existing furniture , fixtures and walls.

Home decor and furnishings........ home that reflects your personality.
• Our service home decor begins right from having exclusive name plates to furniture and furnishings.
• We assist our clients with selection of furniture and furnishings to achieve a theme based decor.

Art and artifacts.... are liking icing on the cake.
• Art and artefacts give a character to the room. We help you select and place the artefacts that suit your style and liven up your homes.

Interior designing..... Creating the illusion of more space in your home.
My team of skilled carpenters, civil contractors, electric work technicians and certified painters bring my designs and sketches to life.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

The biggest challenge was how to reach to people n promote my work as makeovers and aesthetics was not very common and understood by people.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

I was lucky that ,in the initial days of my profession I got a chance to be associated with BNI which is world's largest referral organisation. BNI helped me in creating a good client and strong vendor base. A new avenue of hotel enhancements too happened through BNI.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

After a good and successful discovery period I scaled up by opening my interiors studio 10 months back in Powai and have been enjoying the experimental period with different challenges and comforts . Have been able to successfully complete full interiors of 3 residences, 1 commercial space and 2 big aesthetic enhancement residential projects this year in Mumbai and Bangalore.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

Just having launched my own customized furniture line - Vaishnavipratima (signature collection) which is exclusively into mirrors, consoles and chest of drawers, would like to retool, explore and stretch the boundaries of my creativity through it.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

All I can say considering that I am just three years old into entrepreneurship, the 3Ps Passion, perseverance and promptness help you achieve your goal.

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