At Faber, we’re pretty good at sharing the amazing work we do through our Portfolio and Before and After pages. But we thought it was high time we allowed you a peek at our inner workings; a closer look at the team responsible for making the magic happen; who they are, what they do – plus 10 quickfire questions to see what really makes them tick.
Aisling is a member of our interior design team and has been with Faber for almost a year now. After dabbling with the idea of a career in sport science, she soon realised a she was more suited to the creative industries and went on to study Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College, part of University of the Arts, London.
Before joining us at Faber, Aisling worked as an interior designer for an architect in London on a mixture of residential and commercial projects. “It was during one of the commercial projects that I realised this was the area I found most interesting, which led to me finding Faber,” she says.
Outside of work, Aisling is a big fan of yoga. “Whilst studying for my degree I worked part-time at a hot yoga studio and became addicted to it. I don't get to practice as much as I'd like, but it's something I can't imagine ever not doing. I also love spinning classes but am keen to get out of the gym and cycle more. I'm yet to use the bike I got for Christmas!”
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Sensitive, hard-working, determined.
What is your greatest achievement?
Irish Dancing on CDUK! Most of my achievements have unfortunately happened before the age of 11.
What made you want to become an interior designer?
I'm fascinated with human behaviour, how our environment affects our mindset and how we feel in a space. Interior design allows you to create an experience for a person and that really excites me.
What is your favourite Faber project?
I would have to say Lasan – in particular the bar. I think you could spend a considerable amount of time on those bar stools, working your way through the cocktail list.
What is your feel-good song?
Salt-n-Pepa, Push It.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'd like to explore India more. I've travelled around the south but really want to go to and explore Punjab and visit Shimla and Bangalore also. New Zealand is also high on the list for my next destination.
How would you describe your perfect weekend?
It would start with a yoga class and then brunch somewhere lovely. The day would be spent playing card games with a good bottle of wine. The evening would be dinner and a theatre trip. Maybe throw a gig in there too!
What are you most afraid of?
Being stranded in the sea with no sight of land, it starts getting dark then feeling something brush my feet. Without getting too deep and talking about more reaistic fears!
I detest spitting above all.
What three items could you not live without?
My headphones, pyjamas and my mum's cooking.