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Nathalie Bruel PERSONAL DETAILS Address: 16/3 Olivia Lane, Surry Hills 2010 – 147 Rue de Bercy Paris 75012 Paris Mobile: + 33 6 52 84 67 22 Email: Status: Australian and French Citizen “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” CAREER OBJECTIVES - Herman Cain Freelance – Interior Designer Paris • FXCM office in Paris. Showroom Manager – Designer Rugs Edgecliff June 2012 – to date August 2007 – February 2012 CURRENT POSITION Designer Rugs is an Australian owned designer and manufacturer of contemporary rugs, selling nationally and internationally. The Designer Rugs collection works exclusively with locally and internationally accredited names such as: Akira, Easton Pearson, Alex Perry, Catherine Martin, Cloth, Dinosaur Design and Minnie Pwerle. • Showroom managing The Edgecliff location, my role involves Working closely with High end interior designers, architects and residential clients. • I am responsible for developing and managing the existing client base, training and leading all staff with developing relationships with clients and increasing sales. • Project Management from inception to completion, bringing fresh ideas, Colour consulting and the development of new concepts in every point of the product’s sale process. • The coordination of stock, deliveries, quotes, invoicing, supervising functions, and Administration management. Nathalie  Bruel  Curriculum  Vitae   I National Manager - Parterre Parterre is one of the largest antique and contemporary outdoor furniture retailers in Australia. Six years experience in Parterre has provided a wealth of experience in retail and exterior design. Starting my career as a sales assistant, I have worked in all aspects of the business, playing a key role in Parterre’s success and was subsequently promoted to National Manager. Please see below the various roles & progression within Parterre. National Manager - Parterre Surry Hills, Brisbane, Melbourne • • • • As National Manager of Parterre, I was responsible for the running of three shops (Surry Hills, Brisbane and Melbourne). This role involved responsibility for retail sales, staff recruitment and managing Imports and exports - the heart of the business. Coordination of stock from over 30 suppliers, management of all inventory, Product Distribution nationally, client deliveries and planning for the season ahead. Whilst in this position I played an instrumental role in the opening Of the Melbourne • • • My passion for design and architecture led to my proposal to start a contract Division for Parterre. This involved meeting designers and architects, showing our product and creating demand for Parterre’s products within a new corporate Market. This initiative created a new sales stream providing incremental revenue To the business. During this period I was responsible for the positioning and Development of the Parterre brand. This involved refreshing the current store fit Out along with all creative development for catalogues and advertising of Parterre products. store, coordinating stock and training for new staff. Contracts Manager Sales & Marketing - Parterre, Surry Hills Nathalie  Bruel  Curriculum  Vitae   II May 2001 – July 2007 2006 - 2007 2003 - 2006 2001 - 2003 Sales Assistant - Parterre Antiques, Woollahra • My first role with Parterre was on the floor selling French style antiques to customers. In this role I was able to leverage my network in France to introduce Parterre to New suppliers. • International buying trips and the introduction of new products to the store. • This extension of core product lines led to incremental Product sales for the Woollahra shop. • As a result of this success, I was given more business responsibilities and was asked to lead the opening of the Brisbane store. Sales Assistant - Imagine This 2000-2001 Imagine This is an interior decorative furniture and home wares store in Woollahra. • As Sales assistant my primary responsibility to provide great customer service and Maintain a good working relationship with the team. • Ensuring that a proper level of stock is maintained, and that the merchandise is displayed appropriately • My warm approach to Customers always ensured positive feedback and repeat Business. 1991-1998 Antique Dealer - Claudie & Co Paris, France Claudie & Co is a family owned antique business based in Marché aux Puces, Paris. The company specialised in 18th and 19th Century collectibles and furniture. Working closely with my family I was responsible for all retail sales, merchandising and sourcing antiques through auctions, fairs and client contacts. During this time I learnt the importance of good customer relations as a mean of building new business opportunities. Nathalie  Bruel  Curriculum  Vitae   III PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES • Visually and conceptually creative • Honest and Reliable • Hardworking and Independent • Sense of humour • Skilled at grasping and sharing values and concepts • Exceptional problem solving • Great Communication skills • Work well under stressful and busy environments.   • • Lateral thinking Flair for design and architecture   EDUCATION   • Work well in a team environment • Persistent and Faithful • Natural Leader • Ability to meet deadlines • Capable of multitasking   1989 – 1991: 1987 – 1989: 2010 – 2011: 2011- Diploma Interior Designer Sydney 2012- POA- Illustrator- In Design- Photoshop   Available on request.


  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Decoration
  • Residential Interior Design
  • Colour Design
  • Residential Decoration
  • Residential Design
  • Retail Design
  • Showroom Sales
  • Space Planning
  • Styling
  • Autocad
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch-up
  • Word

Work history


Interior Designer

Nathalie Bruel Design

Jun 2012


Showroom Manager

Designer Rugs

Jul 2013 - Jan 2013
  • Showroom Manager



Interior Designer

Sydney Design School

Jun 2010 - Nov 2011