Richa Mongia is the Founder and Creative Director of ‘Live Fabulous – Redefining Interiors‘! She is a passionate soul. She believes that proper planning, creating SMART Goals, knowing one’s book backwards and cent percent commitment and dedication to one’s work are a must for any successful business.
In an exclusive with WinningStree.com, we got to know more about this thorough professional yet personable serial entrepreneur. We learnt how she and her experienced and innovative team of interior designers are revolutionizing interiors with their thoughtful approach and futuristic designs!
“हम मकान को घर बनाते है और घर को कुछ इ
स तरह सजाते है, की रहने वालो की ज़िन्दगी सज जाये।”
1. Who Are You and How Are You Into What You Do?
“I’d like to call myself a Design Lover, Avid Learner, Travel Enthusiast, Home Chef, Mompreneur among many other things.”
I founded my Interior Design Company, Live Fabulous – Redefining Interiors in the year 2017. My area of expertise is Project Management, Attention to Detail, Eye for Perfection, People Management Skills, Ability to Negotiate, Budget Management, Problem Solving Skills, and Strong Time Management Skills. Technically, I’m well versed in Ergonomic Technology, Schematic Designing, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Adobe Photoshop & MS Office 2010.
Professionally, I’m adept with innovative designing, various designing styles (Mid-Century Modern, Vintage, Bohemian, Eclectic, Scandinavian, Industrial etc. I also have good knowledge of materials, lighting, and furniture inspired by sustainability and environment-friendly designs. Our Forte lies in decluttering spaces by organizing and designing customized Modular kitchens, Wardrobes, Utility Rooms etc.
2. Tell Us About Your Journey…
My entrepreneurial journey in Interior Designing started some 13 years back when I did my first home project. I immediately knew this was my true calling!! I quit my 20 years of cushioned corporate life for the love of designing, innovation, and to make my passion my profession as well. Even if it meant starting from scratch. Now I’m living my passion. It allows me to be in the most luxurious villa’s, and condos to cozy modest ones, working for clients who hire me. For, I believe my practical & straightforward approach, my sense of design aesthetics and clarity on design principles are based on real-life experiences.
“It allows me to be in the most luxurious villa’s, condos to cozy modest ones!!!”
3. Why is interior designing an important aspect of home styling in modern days?
I see a lot of challenges faced by new home owners. Like timeline failures, quality issues, and budget spikes. All these have led to a lot of distrust in our industry. Hence, we at Live Fabulous want to Redefine our Industry. I have the vision to provide sustainable and eco-friendly solutions that can help our environment! Whether you are renting, a first-time owner, or even renovating your home… you face a lot of challenges –
- What’s trending?
- What’s my design style?
- What will do with what?
- How to know if you are making the right purchase?
- Worrying about the quality?
- No time to follow-up with multiple vendors?
- Unable to express what you are looking for??
All this can be overwhelming… Isn’t it? And that’s where we want to help!
“People live a story in the home that we create with passion and love!!!”
4. What Design Services Do You Offer?
Live Fabulous offers an array of services from
- Interior Design Consultation,
- Bespoke Furniture,
- Design & Build Services,
- 3D Designing,
- Wall Treatments,
- Home Styling & Shopping Services
Our Company’s mission is to Redefine Interiors Industry by introducing sustainable & environment-friendly Interior Design Solutions that merge with the surroundings & enrich the quality of Life.
5. How would you describe your design style?
“Design with Dil Se !!”
6. Difficulties You Faced When Fulfilling your dreams and aspirations.
I have no formal degree in the field. But that does not stop me from learning and evolving each day, even today!! Long hours, balance between many projects, un-organized labor, vendor cost spikes, timeline commitment failures are only a few challenges we face every day. But what is most challenging is to understand the lifestyle of my clients, marry the likes of all family members, give them confidence in the choices they have made. We become counselors to them guiding them to fulfill their dreams !! A Happy Client at the end is our reward for all hardships !!
7. How has the journey been so far?
“Blessed & Thankful !!!”
8. How passionate are you about your work?
“Hum makaan ko ghar banate hain aur ghar ko kuch iss tarah sajate hain, ki rehne walo ki zindagi sajj jaye!!”
9. What makes you extraordinary?
Looking at the current scenario due to Corona. I wondered how our Doctors, Health Staff, Police & so many public servants are working day and night. To manage the crisis by putting their health in danger. And in comparison, to those, how significant is my work?? How can I even begin to thank them? How can the job of designing a home can contribute to help in these times of crisis!!! And then I realized, “Home” I do “Homes”. A home is a sacred place that gives people a place to come back to. A place that protects our family, a place to create memories together, a place to relax and unwind. And I get to design this place for them. To design, we need to look empathetically at people first. Only then we can design to meet their needs emotionally, physically, and visually.
10. What is your message to female entrepreneurs who want to make it big in their entrepreneurial journeys?
- Do what you feel passionate about !!
- Learn like a 5 year old everyday !!
- Consider Challenges as opportunity to grow !!
- Stay Positive and Believe in yourself !!
- Live what you preach !!
11. Your WinningStree Moment…
“When I was given the badge of Winning Stree that I hold close to my heart always.”
12. Three words you say to yourself in front of the mirror?
“Believe in yourself.”
13. Your favorite quote that you believe in?
“Success is not what you have, but who you are.”
14. Winning Message To Our Reader Strees?
“Stay Together, Appreciate together, Support Together, Grow Together !!”
15. Where can you be reached?
Handheld : +91- 99 999 74242
Website : www.livefabulous.in
Insta : www.instagram.com\livefabulous17
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