Behind the Scenes at Faber : Meet Sam

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.

This is Sam, a valued member of our interior design team. She studied Architecture at De Montfort University and after graduating, went on to work at an architectural firm for a couple of years. During this time, she began to realise architecture wasn’t really her bag and decided to pursue a career in interior design instead. “Although I learnt a lot from my architectural experience, I was always quite creative,” she explains. “I decided a career which focussed more on creativity and was more design-led, might be better for me in the long-term.”

The team at Faber has helped nurture her talent for interior design through a variety of different projects, including The Edgbaston and Bodega Derby. “Having worked on a few projects now, I’d like to really focus on restaurants and bars, which fits in nicely with the overall aspirations of the company,” she says.

Sam is excited to exercise her design skills at home when she moves into her new house – and even more excited about who’ll be joining her. “I love dogs,” she says. “I want to get a dog next year. That’s the whole reason why I got a house with a garden!”

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Diligent, chatty and excitable.

What is your greatest achievement?

Making it through three years studying Architecture AND graduating with a 1st class honours!

What made you want to become an interior designer?

After pursuing a career in architecture, I quickly realised I needed something to satisfy my creative nature – making the change to the world of interiors was THE best decision, and I’ve never looked back!

What is your feel-good song?

Brimful of Asha by Cornershop

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

The top of my bucket list has to be Australia. I’d love to explore the national parks, sandy beaches and to check out the cities.

How would you describe your perfect weekend?

Catching up with the family and friends, G+T’s and good food (anything containing some form of cheese will do). Ideally followed by a pyjama day, watching a good film with a cuppa tea and biscuits. The simple things.

What are you most afraid of?


What do you think is your best feature?

My enthusiasm.

Pet hates?

People who walk painfully slowly on the street!

What three items could you not live without?

Mature cheddar, my dressing gown and Google.