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Interior Designer

Growing up in the Soviet Union, Lillian was immersed in a unique world, one that shaped her perspective in profound ways. Like many of her contemporaries, she initially believed that her country was the best in the world, even if it meant living in cramped two-bedroom apartments with family of three or four. As a child, she embarked on a mission to transform these small spaces into havens of comfort. Without realizing it at the time, she was essentially staging interiors, a concept she would later become intimately familiar with.

Lillian fondly recalls a time when stores had empty shelves, and she resourcefully crafted decorative pieces from materials she scavenged from nature or her father's closet, a treasure trove of old items carefully preserved for potential reuse or updating. It's safe to say that Lillian is a true DIY enthusiast, with DIY projects flowing through her veins like a second nature.

Lillian Derevitsky

Her early passion for art was nurtured by her grandparents' extensive library, where she voraciously read about artists, art, and design. Despite the limitations on international travel during her time in the Soviet Union, Lillian had the opportunity to explore the vast and diverse landscapes within the country, accompanying her parents on various journeys. Her travels provided an abundance of inspiration, from the historic grandeur of Georgia to the enchanting shores of Odessa, founded by Italians in 1794. The Baltic Republics offered centuries of European history, while Armenia marked the gateway to Asia.

Frequent visits to museums, art galleries, old mansions, and palaces ignited Lillian's fascination with architecture and design. Although she deeply appreciated the traditional, intelligent, and sophisticated styles of those spaces, she was always eager to invent her unique style. This creative pursuit was a continuous struggle, but it was a path she felt compelled to follow. Every interior she encountered became an opportunity for mental dissection and redesign, though initially, she hesitated to share her innovative visions. However, a pivotal moment arrived when her fear of failure dissipated, and she decided to dedicate herself to a career in interior design.

When Lillian embarks on a project, she is renowned for asking unconventional questions that provoke clients to share their visions. She seeks to understand how they envision their lives within their homes and the emotions they wish to evoke. With her extensive experience in the field, she has come to realize that her role extends beyond creating visually stunning interiors. Lillian believes in creating something more profound, spaces that people can genuinely love. Her conviction is that true happiness can be found in spaces one adores, and her role as a designer is to help shape those spaces. She aspires to create interiors where clients feel comfortable, confident, and utterly unique, skillfully constructing the mise-en-scènes for their extraordinary lives.

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