Katalin Farnady believes that a home should be a reflection of its owners and their sensibilities, as well as a sanctuary. This philosophy has guided her since she launched her award-winning interior-design firm in 2004.
Farnady’s own design sensibilities were formed by her experiences growing up in Hungary and living in multiple countries. She still travels frequently for inspiration and as a method of discovering new perspectives. “Intuition plays a huge role in all my projects,” she observes. “I like to combine new and old and I enjoy mixing textures, patterns and materials. I strive to deliver something unexpected in each project.”
Close, detailed interviews with clients are the first step in Farnady’s design process. “I am a listener, a creator and an interpreter, all at the same time,” she observes. “It starts with the interview. As a designer, I have found that if I listen well, I can achieve all my clients’ goals.”
Throughout each project, the designer collaborates with her clients and educates them to ensure success—while at the same time making sure to keep an open mind herself. “I know I have succeeded when I have given my clients a place they are happy to come home to and can be proud of,” Farnady says.