At Quark we believe that decoration is a universe that can profoundly improve your daily quality of life. We want to share with you behind the scenes of the world of decoration in order to make this world accessible to as many people as possible. We go with you to meet those who shape what we call “deco” on a daily basis. Today we are with Elise Gloriant, interior designer, whose work specializes around the layout and optimization of your interior . Élise helps you create, from A to Z, an interior that looks like you, reveals your personality and enhances your lifestyle. Élise is launching a first online training course: The Ideal Office. You can discover his work on Instagram and especially learn about his online training .
You launched an online course recently. Can you tell us more ?
I have always had this dual role, strategy and creation. On top of that, I really have entrepreneurship in my guts. Besides that, I am very creative and I attach great importance to well-being in general and in particular to well-being at work. It's something I stand for. I believe that when you feel good in the office and at home, it changes the whole way you live.
I released a training on The Ideal Office. It allows me to press on the well-being. Work is part of your development and fulfillment. So it is very important to me to preserve yourself in your work environment. This allows everyone to be efficient and to carry out their projects in the long term.
Do you define yourself as an entrepreneur?
I've always wanted to leave myself the space to create, to set my own rules and to propose my vision of the world. I am an entrepreneur at heart: quest for freedom, creativity, perseverance and rebellious spirit. I need to be aligned with my values. I have always been aware of well-being and customer service. Put people at the heart of our actions. I have an entrepreneur dad with whom I worked, he always inspired me a lot. I think it's important to have mentors and be amazed by passionate people
I want to bring my vision of the world even though I'm only 27 years old. But I think that at any age we have something to contribute. I'm also looking for this freedom that you have as an entrepreneur.
What is your relationship with decorating?
I have been working on personal development for several years. Personal development is part of my daily life. I am passionate about people. I worked in communication and digital but I had difficulty planning for the long term as an employee. I was looking for meaning and I wanted more freedom. A real desire to launch myself into a profession of passion.
I read a book that helped me better understand my expectations. This is a book about Ikigai. This means in Japanese the equivalent of purpose. This allowed me to identify a passion profession. It became clear to me that interior design was my calling.
And for the little anecdote, my baby comforter was a blue cushion.In life you have things that at one point seem obvious to you There it came out of the book.
I then chose to go to a distance school specializing in design professions. I am passionate about training, I like to learn and I wanted to do things well. I took advantage of the first confinement to complete my training. Then I embarked on my entrepreneurial project.
What is your relationship to creation?
I have always been creative. I need to feel emotion and that's what I feel a lot in some designs. I am passionate about graphic design and photography.
One thing I realized is that design was created to serve our well-being.
Creating your decoration at home is an opportunity to take an interest in who you are. You can transpose your lifestyle and uniqueness into your decoration project.
For me each universe must be completely different. You don't have to have the same interior as everyone else. You must be proud to evolve in your world. And the Design is there to reveal that.
What do you think of the Pegboard?
I really like what the Pegboard stands for. It's ingenious and efficient. I think it's a smart buy because it's a really infinitely modular object. It is customizable and will have a good lifespan. One can imagine the journey of a Pegboard with a child. A child could receive a Pegboard from birth:
- The Pegboard would go above the newborn changing table
- Then the Pegboard could serve as a small bookcase at his height to make his books easily accessible.
- His Pegboard can become a game board to accompany him in his learning of colors and reading.
- Finally our child will be able to create with his Pegboard a space for his passion. If your child likes music, gardening or even cooking, he can easily modify his Pegboard with suitable accessories. His Pegboard will then accompany him for years.
I find the Pegboard to be a smart buy. The object speaks to me immediately. This object limits the ultra consumption side. It embodies a sustainable vision in the way we live.
I find in The Pegboard a vision that I like of the innovative product. It is about creating something sustainable and in line with the challenges of a sustainable world. What better answer than to create objects that accompany us throughout our lives?
What excites me in design is to find what is essential. When you manage to put your finger on something minimalist, there is a percussive side that reveals itself. I like the impact of minimalism in our daily lives. I try to make design accessible to as many people as possible through my work.
Design allows you to enhance what you love and what suits you.
Can you tell us more about your roots?
I am from Calais and I still live in Calais at the moment, in a small 20 m2 apartment with a sea view. I need to be connected to nature, which explains this choice.But I have a nomadic entrepreneur profile, so I also like this minimalist side and this sea view that inspires me on a daily basis.
The online training I just launched is a first step towards a digital nomadic lifestyle.
What is design coaching?
Decor coaching is a work of co-construction. We have as much to learn from our client as they have to learn from us. The source of decoration coaching is the uniqueness of the client. Customers can trust each other and that's what I try to share.
Each person is creative within themselves. Everyone has the ability to have fun and create their interior. You don't necessarily have to wait to have a certain budget to hire an interior decorator. For me well-being must be accessible. It's not a luxury you should allow yourself.
At the moment, I find that the interior design professions are not valued enough. They are perceived as a luxury. And yet it really is an important foundation for our quality of life.
We sell a lot of trends. But trends are there to inspire. But this is not an end in itself. I find it strange that someone wants to reproduce an interior identical to a magazine. Quite simply because the people who created this decoration page don't know you. It reminds me of Fight Club where the hero applies himself to consuming whatever the IKEA catalogs suggest.
How is your training going?
My online training is aimed at people who work from home, students and those who need a quality work environment in the long term.
The objective of the training is to get you to identify what is essential to you. Then starting from your uniqueness, I guide you in defining your ideal office.
The training is very structured. It is embodied through a step-by-step action plan.
This is not just a blog post. There is a goal to achieve and results to achieve. I save time with my expertise as a decorator and you know where to start.
I suggest a one hour format to start with. The goal is to go to the essentials and optimize your time. I chose an audio format for this training. I like to match the medium to the content.
I am creating this training in 2020. The news is difficult and many people are discovering working from home without being prepared for it. We face many sources of stress. So creating a quality work environment in the midst of all these changes is really a difficult step to overcome alone.
I give my clients the opportunity to refocus on themselves and they will arrive at the end of this training with an action plan in line with their identity.
How's your launch going?
I just launched the training a few weeks ago and I really feel that it speaks to the public. The subject of creating the ideal office is really a strong trend. I think it fills an important need. I am passionate about what I do and I give a lot to the public. I have good feedback and I am happy that people take time for themselves. The wellness market has never been so valued. We are in 2020 and the successive confinements make us realize that it is important to be well at home.We have to value that!
Your latest musical favourites?
For the good humor side, I'm a fan of James Brown
For the Travel and Chill side, I really like tropical electro: Nicolas Cruz
And I am a great romantic and a fan of: Gainsbourg - L'anamour
In the kitchen, do you have a favorite dish?
I love ceviche!