Athina Bluff

Showroom Manager & Interior Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

A young, enthusiastic and creative individual seeking to build a career in the creative industry thats challenging and dynamic. I consider myself to be a go-getter, a person that wants to achieve something and make a name for myself. I thrive amongst creatives and am always up for a challenge. My current job role is working for Camerich, as their flagship showroom manager and interior designer. From meeting with clients to discuss their floorpans, to frequently updating the layout of the showroom, I am always on my feet being proactive in a creative environment. Recently, I have started my own business, 'Topology London', a completely innovative virtual interior design company, offering clients 3D room designs, mood boards and furniture lists - essentially making interior design accessible to the masses at an affordable price. It's a new endeavour, but I'm excited to see where it takes me. Although I'm currently employed, I am on the lookout to see what other exciting opportunities can be found!

Skills

 

  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Twitter
  • Design
  • Interior Design
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Website Design
  • Sales
  • Stylist Assistant
  • Customer Service and Sales Expert
  • Sketch Up Pro
  • Social Media Content Management

Work history

Currently

Showroom Manager & Interior Designer

Camerich

Apr 2015
  • As a manager at Camerich, my main duty is to look after the London flagship showroom and the team, to make sure it runs smoothly so we can present clients with a well maintained showroom that clearly displays our extensive luxury furniture range. I also maintain the interior design and decoration of the showroom itself - every month of so I will carry out a huge showroom transformation where I will order new furniture, plants, lighting, colour schemes etc in order to keep the brand modern and up to date with trends. In addition to this, in order to help our company expand and maximise sales, I offer clients sketches and presentations of proposed furniture layouts which in turn also aids our customers decisions on what to buy with ease. In order to fully offer valuable judgement on what to purchase, I keep myself up to date with interior trends so that I can be confidant in what I recommend are the best possible designs to my clients. In addition to this, I have attained the responsibility of training staff, monitoring their progress as employees, as well as aiming to provide them with a happy environment to work in.

2016

CEO & Interior Designer

Topology London

Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Topology London is a business I started with a friend in 2015. We are a virtual interior design service offering a personalised interior design service to those on a budget - essentially making interior design affordable and accessible to the masses. Topology has really helped me stay on track with all things interior related, taught me how to build relationships with companies and clients, as well as aided my ability to run my own business whilst also holding a full-time job with Camerich. Other Duties: - I run the Twitter account (2000 followers) - I made the website and maintain it - I write the blog posts (homeware tips and tricks) - Building trade relationships with homeware brands - Overseer of the business - Virtual interior designer

2015

Interior Decoration Stylist

Becca Jordan Design

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
  • For Becca I acted as a freelance stylist for a approximately a year as and when she needed me. I assisted her on photos shoots and helped with the styling of her homes after she finished projects, for images which she uses on her website. Other Duties: - Looking after social media - Helping build the brand - Creating room sets for shoots - Marketing / promoting the business

2015

Visual Merchandiser & Sales Assistant

Kelly Hoppen

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
  • At Kelly Hoppen, I started in the company as a sales assistant, but was soon advanced to visual merchandiser after my keen eye for detail and passion for styling was acknowledged. The role entailed looking after the store, changing the displays on a weekly basis and monitoring our sales after doing this. I also began working in Kelly's studio as a showroom assistant, talking to clients about their home designs and how we could improve them with our products. Other Duties: - Maintaining excellent customer service and building amicable relationships with clients - Meeting Targets and maximising Sales - Looking after her furniture showroom / studio - Working with Kelly herself! - Monitoring trends, sales, profits

Education

2014

Classics

University of Leeds

Mar 2016 - May 2014
  • BA Hons - Classics 2.1 achieves (1% off a first degree!)