Behind the Scenes at Faber : Meet Aimee

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.

Aimee is currently studying Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent University, and is part-way through a year-long work placement at Faber. She has relocated temporarily to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, where she rents a flat in a converted biscuit factory with her guinea pig Pod and geriatric hamster, Monty.

She loves the close-knit, jovial atmosphere we’ve cultivated here and has been able to really expand her growing skillset, with the support of our creative team.

Aimee is inspired by works of art that utilise unconventional spaces, in particular, James Turrell’s Skyspace at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; a permanent installation in a converted deer shelter. “It’s a really simple, clean space, but then in the top there’s just a square hole cut in the roof, framing the sky with white. It makes the space really powerful,” she says.

After graduation, Aimee sees herself still working in restaurant design, having discovered her passion for this area of interior architecture at Faber. In her spare time, you’ll probably find her working away at one of her many creative hobbies, such as calligraphy and needle felting.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Determined, organised, tea-addict.

What is your greatest achievement?

Probably getting into university, or collecting every badge in the book at Brownies!

What made you want to become an interior designer?

Being a placement student, the role has been a continuation of my university course at NTU. However, as a company to work for, Faber stood out to me for its variety of designs improving public spaces.

What is your favourite Faber project?

Buffalo & Rye. I love the way the bright colours work alongside the dark natural materials to create a welcoming, yet vibrant, space.

What is your feel-good song?

Probably Paloma Faith’s cover of Never Tear Us Apart. It seems to be a firm favourite no matter what mood I am in.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

This may sound a bit crazy after giving me the option of anywhere in the world, but I would love to explore Scotland, especially in the Autumn. The thought of wild weather, blazing fires and cosy tartan blankets definitely appeals to me.

How would you describe your perfect weekend?

My perfect weekend would most likely be spent on the English coast, walks along the beach, paddling in the sea (with wellies on of course!) and collecting shells and sea glass. Then, later on, getting chips and sitting on the harbour wall, before retreating to somewhere with an open fire and a view over the sea.

What are you most afraid of?

Spiders [shudders].

Pet hates?

People saying they will do something and then don't.

People who make a big deal out of nothing.

What three items could you not live without?

TEA!!, long woolly socks, guinea pigs.