I have been a long time fan of these exquisite luxury wall coverings and home accessories from Elli Popp. Therefore I am excited to have today, on the blog the talented designer behind this brand, Katja Behre. Fun, quirky and incredibly romantic these designs are just what dreams are made of… Here Katja shares a little bit more about herself and some insight into her incredible creative world.
When did you realise you had a passion for design?
It sort of happened by accident… First my plan was to study Psychology, then Art Therapy and then it narrowed itself down to either Photography or Colour Design. I got accepted for both courses and as the Colour Design course started half a year earlier, I ended up doing this. So it went from Psychology to Design π Very unexpected, though I always had a lot of fun with Art and Design – I did my A levels in Art and had one of the best marks. So a very ‘unplanned’ path I ended up walking.
Where do you inspirations come from?
From everywhere you can imagine: Music gigs, streets, gardens, parks, nature, London’s nightlife, museums/galleries, dinners/parties with friends, travelling, crazy London fashion, car boot sales, flea markets and vintage sales, cafe’s and Restaurants; literally everything π
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
To be where I am with my company – looking back and realising how far I came. Also not knowing what the future will bring.
What do you hope to achieve in 5 years time?
The unexpected, I tempt not to plan too far ahead as it always comes different than you plan, wish and think!
What famous artists/designers do you admire or inspires you the most?
All the dead ones – ghosts and other creatures…. π Erte, Klimt, Renoir, Alexander Mc Queen and Coco Chanel.
What five words best describe you?
Laughing – smiling, very active, a night owl – I hate getting up before 9.30 but don’t mind working till 2-3am. Reliable, loyal and a little nuts π
What five things couldn’t you live with out?
My music, my favourite decorative pieces/furniture/plants, my favourite cloths, my bike, my friends and my so much loved boyfriend – if humans count for this question π
A big thank you to Katja for taking time out, I know she has been super busy which is not surprising really! I really do hope that you love her designs as much as I do π