Building a team, exhibiting in NYC with Resident, supplying rugs to Dropbox's head offices, working the best interior designers and architects in the country.
Navigating manufacturing in India, building a strong team, understanding new markets.
Being a business owner & also a mum, it's important to have an incredible support network around you. Who do you lean on?
My husband is a key person in my life for all types of support, he's magic. My family are also a huge support with my children, and my team at Nodi are the engine room behind it all.
How has your approach to life changed since starting your business & also becoming a mum? Is your strategy ever changing or have you found a winning formula that works for you?
Haha there's no winning formula, it's a constant juggle, especially as the children grow up and the needs of the business evolve. Since having children I definitely don't sweat the small stuff with the business anymore. It has forced me to have a really clear plan, and to stick to it. This provides clarity for both myself and the team when making decisions. I make sure my time with my children is focused on them and my time working is focused on work.
What would your advice be for the other young designers or business owners wanting to follow in your footsteps? Where do they start & what do they need to know?
Listen to your gut, it doesn't fail & just start. You don't have to have all the answers to start - learning on the job makes it exciting and interesting. Get good advice from experts in areas where you need it, you can't afford not to!
Where do you find your inspiration for Nodi Rugs? And what's your personal favourite piece currently?
Travel, nature, books, cooking, podcasts, meditating - favourite at the moment is the Bamboo/Wool blend - the colours are really beautiful and inject good energy into a room.
What has been your biggest career highlight with Nodi to date?
What is the first thing you do when you get to the office?
Connect with my team, open my to do list
and get stuck into the day.
We're obsessed with your workspace & studio - what essentials can we find in there that you can't live without?
Sonos speakers, interiors books, our rugs!
What are the top 3 ways you organise your life?
3. Weekly plans for social and work at the start of the week.
What are your must-have desk essentials?
Laptop, Muji pens, An Organised Life Diary
How do you keep your workspace organised?
Regular clear outs, keeping just the essentials that we love and add soul to the space.
What are your goals for the next 12 months / what are you most looking forward to?
Growing in new countries, most looking forward to executing our plan and travelling to visit our customers again.
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