Peek Inside This Interior Designer's Stylishly Organized Home
The Everygirl takes us inside Carla Zacharias's Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, home. You could learn a thing or two about home decor accessories from this stylish homeowner.
Do you know what it takes to be a product designer for a major Canadian furniture brand? Carla Zacharias does. From working on a product's inception (inspirational stages and all), to the material design, working with suppliers for manufacturing, and even making decisions for the final product display, Carla does it all. Her specialty is accessories, and in her role this is defined as textiles, lighting, tableware, bedding, and more. Cool? Very.
Admittedly, Carla does have an advantage when it comes to designing her home because of her profession. But that didn't stop her from being budget conscious (we love that about her!) during the design process. Built in 1929, Carla and her husband first fell in love with the house's character and have spent the past year adding their personal touch. Carla's favorite? Block prints from India in the dining room and decals on the wall in her baby's nursery. Carla's inspiration comes from exploring the world, seeing new cultures, and meeting new people.
Always a work in progress, Carla says her house is still undergoing changes; she is currently searching for the perfect pendant for the dining room. But that doesn't stop Carla from dreaming of having it all, as she is the proud new mama to a 2-month-old little girl. And as for finding balance? We agree with Carla when she says, "Where there's a will, there's a way!"
Full name: Carla Zacharias
Current title/company: Accessory product manager at EQ3/Mother
Education: Bachelor of environmental design specializing in interiors