Focus SB Interviews Elisa Fanella - UK Interiors Infused with Italian flair
Written by Suzi Baker
Exciting times for Italian Harrogate-based interior designer, Elisa (Cirulli) Fanella, who was recently nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Northern Design Awards Designer Maker category, alongside award winning surface design specialist Annette Taylor-Anderson of ATADesigns for their delightful wallpaper and mural design collaboration, The Italian Infusion Collection. Focus SB's PR consultant, Suzi Baker, discovers what motivates this talented Italian designer, who was 'born wired with a sense of style'.
Having grown up in Italy loving interior design since childhood, you didn't enter a career as an interior designer until 2007, whereupon completing your training your first role was for the quintessentially English Laura Ashley. How did your Italian roots influence your design work early on?