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Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. Who is your biggest role model?We have a long line of strong women in our family. Growing up, I was definitely inspired by my mom’s work ethic. She raised a family and worked full time, even while earning her master’s degree.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?

Design experts field a lot of intense requests, but only a select few are tasked with the challenge of creating a jungle oasis in the heart of suburbia or ensuring a client's lavish pool is "fit for a mermaid." Award-winning design pro Lucas Congdon, however, is up for these challenges and many more

1. Who is your biggest role model?My biggest role model is Paul Rowan from Umbra. Many aspects of Paul's career inspired mine. He founded the internationally renowned window shade brand, and when he started, he was selling out of his car. Twenty years later, it's one of the biggest brands around.

1. Who is your biggest role model?My biggest professional role models have all been clients. I adore listening to and learning from people who have become hugely successful and gone from zero to the moon.  The American dream is everyones fantasy.

1. Who is your biggest role model?I worked for a number of years under the mentorship of Bruce Gregga in Chicago. It was during that time I began to define myself as an interior designer, he taught me “Honest, Clean & Sturdy.

 1. Who is your biggest role model? Luis Buñuel. 2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? Belle de Jour. 3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project? Joke with them. 4.

1.Who is your biggest role model? Entrepreneurs like Seth Godin and Derek Severs who have managed to break the molds in their perspective fields by taking risks and doing work that matters.2.

1. Who is your biggest role model? Henri Samuels, the late great decorating genius.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? Any James Bond film with Sean Connery or Daniel Crag as 007.3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?

1. Who is your biggest role modelEero Saarinen for his biomorphism, curves and refinement.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?Auntie Mame, the 1958 movie with Rosalind Russell, which shows time passing through the interior design of a single space.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Windsor Smith not only because she has impeccable style, but because she's a genuinely down to earth woman and wants to see other designers succeed.

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