Natasha (left) and Debbie (right) in their home
How was the idea for Zohi Interiors born?
Zohi was born with a dream of ours to share our love for beautiful furniture and home accessories. Whilst Debbie and Natasha were working on creating a website for Debbie’s design services, we had a goal to set up our online store in the future. After a lot of hard work and learning experiences, 12 months down the track we had a beautiful website filled with our favourite things and began importing exotic treasures from India and beyond. We chose the name Zohi as it is derived from our Greek heritage, Zohi means life and hence our mission ‘inspiring a beautiful life’
What and where have you studied?
Debbie has studied design, styling and colour at the International School of Colour and Design. She loves to continually learn, grow and keep up to date with trends and new takes on design. Natasha studied a Bachelor of Business at UTS, majoring in marketing and advertising. She could have never guested she would be working in interior design amongst beautiful furniture and homewares, but she couldn’t be happier with where she is now – and better yet she is also able to put her marking knowledge to good use here at Zohi. Whilst Debbie was studying at ISCD, Natasha often got involved in all of the creative projects and fell in love with Interior Styling!
What do you love most about your job?
Debbie’s greatest joy is to make a difference in people’s lives by transforming and creating spaces they love to be in. She loves to connect with her clients to discover how they want to live and express their personality in their space. Natasha loves to source new products and gets very excited to secure unique pieces for our online store. We both also love to keep in touch with our customers and friends on social media, we love to receive your beautiful messages and positive feedback, it keeps us motivated, we are both amazed that we are able to be a source of inspiration to others!
What’s your all-time favourite interior style?
It’s so hard to choose although to narrow it down to one, Natasha’s favourite style is bohemian chic, she loves to bring exotic global influences to create a relaxing yet interesting space. Debbie’s all time favourite style is minimalist “Zen” style. She likes the simplicity and beauty of organised spacious living. It enhances a sense of calm where you can focus more clearly on the beauty of each piece in home. We both have a love for all things Moroccan, African we also have a major crush on Bahamas Beach House style at the moment.
What’s your favourite Zohi piece right now?
Debbie’s pick is our Black & Bone Inlay Chest of Drawers, this piece is a stunning classic in black and white, you can mix it with bold colours, we have this piece in our home and will never tire of it! Natasha’s pick is a Moroccan Wedding Blanket, she loves the luxury and story behind these blankets, they are very chic and make such a sweet jingly sound!
How is your own home styled?
Our home has an exotic relaxed feel with a touch of glamour. We have drawn inspiration from some our favourite styles such as exotic tribal, hamptons and coastal style. We have mixed different elements from these styles to create an eclectic and interesting space with raw natural timbers, soft oversized sofas, high quality joinery mixed with more exotic statement pieces such as a stunning mirror or occasional chair. We love to feel like we are at holidays at home, with that said we love our tropical garden and beautiful palms and spent a lot of time outdoors.
What’s the best thing about working with your Daughter/Mum?
D: We feel so blessed to be able to work together day. We complement each other, have different skills and design aesthetics. Debbie is a bit more classic and Natasha is more bohemian, the perfect mix for the Zohi Interiors’ brand! We truly love what we do and feel so lucky to share this experience together.
We hope you now know a little more about Debbie & Natasha and Zohi Interiors. Our team of two has recently grown to a team of four, with our fabulous new staff member Deanna who works on our online store and interior styling, and Nikki our wonderful PR Manager. We handle all enquires, orders and communications personally, we would love to hear from you!