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Interview with Katty Schiebeck

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Katty Schiebeck, self-taught interior designer. Uruguayan and based in Barcelona, she is considered one of the young promises of the national and international scene. Katty began her career five years ago as the author of the blog Somewhere I would like to live, with a tasteful selection of interiors and mid-century architecture.

Her distinctive style could be seen as a mix of Scandinavian minimalism and contemporary Spanish design. But let’s her explain to us the secrets of her work: “My ideas and aesthetics have constantly evolved. We have always been pigeonholed in a warm minimalist style, geometry, noble materials, lines, marble, wood… In fact, I like to find balance in a space where functionality and aesthetics are melted so that the pieces can stand on their own. Just as those dishes of the great kitchens where each of the flavors swim in a mixed harmony but where each one can be appreciated in their individuality, or as in those galleries where each piece inside a series works independently without the others, but also with the exhibition as a whole, it is a wonderful journey from beginning to end. Today we are in a too changeable moment to try to stop time with the same formula. The style becomes more abstract since it adapts to each step, at each moment. I always like to reinvent myself and let myself be carried away with new materials, new aesthetics, new challenges.”

With this brief introduction we invite you to read Katty Schiebeck’s complete interview for Les Créations de la Maison.

LCM—What do those who really love you call you?

KS—Schiebeck.

LCM—What is your favorite app?

KS—If you ask me now, I am in technological detox, since I am trying to park the phone at times.

LCM—If you were not a decorator, would you be …?

KS—As a little girl I fantasized about being a private detective.

LCM—Who do you miss most when you’re on a project outside?

KS—My bicycle.

LCM—Tell me about a hidden paradise.

KS—I could tell you many, but the Uruguayan coast of the river of silver keeps surprising me that it is so little known.

LCM—An advice to those starting as decorators.

KS—Patience and perseverance.

LCM—I have to paint my new apartment; what color would you advise me?

KS—Nude.

LCM—Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m in your city, where do I go to have dinner?

KS—Xemei, no doubt!

LCM—What “quote” or “motto” defines how you live life?

KS—I know it may sound cliché, but live the present here and now.

LCM—Your favorite corner at home is?

KS—My bathroom!

LCM—Surprise us with something of your personality.

KS—I always throw myself into the pool, even if it’s not too full!

LCM—Do you have a pet? As it is called?

KS—I travel a lot; it would be impossible to consider having a pet.

LCM—What is the song that always makes you dance?

KS—“Love my way” by The Psychedelic Furs.

LCM—Tell me a deco trend that is coming and we do not know.

KS—The plastic fabrics.

LCM—Unspeakable mania.

KS—I cannot stand seeing dirty glasses.

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