Maria Elena Fauci is an architect & interior designer. She is accomplished and well – known, with an eye for the details and the contrasts. There is a reason that magazines feature her work saying she brings the landscape inside. But it is more than that: Maria Elena creates a space where your heart can take nap – before conquering the world!
Her company, MEF architect is specialised in the design of villas and all kind of homes. She herself accompanies the projects from beginning to end, making it an enjoyable moment for the homeowners. She accompanies every step to make sure that the theoretical design matches the expectations and is carried out as intended.
Another part of MEF architect supports you with an interior design that fits you. She makes sure that the interior reflects the owner and his/ her lifestyle. The house should be a home, a place that represents and accommodates the owners. It should be functional as well as aesthetically, beautiful.
If you want to renovate a house or flat, MEF architect is also there to help you. It’s very possible that someone buys his/ her dream house but needs the spaces to be changed. One likes it wide and open; one likes it cosy. The house should fit the owner, it should make him/ her feel safe, secure and inspired.
What is it that distinguishes Maria Elena?
There are many interior designers with great portfolios, but there are few who will understand the importance of a “home feeling”. Maria Elena is Italian. She came to Holland more than 15 years ago, when she followed her great love. But when you give up your home country, you don’t only give up your job, your language and your natural habitat. You give up a piece of yourself. Everybody who has done it will agree; you sign up to being looked at, feeling clumsy and kind of misplaced.
There is no question if it’s worth it. “You are so brave to give up everything you know and go somewhere else.”, people say. “It would be brave to stay at a place that doesn’t inspire me anymore.”, I would answer. Following your dream of a new world, a different life, a new inspiration is the greatest journey you can embark on and it is always worth it. Worst case scenario: you just return home, being richer in experiences.
Maria Elena knows. She can feel you; she understands that in all the new, scary, exciting world that suddenly surrounds you, there should be a safe heaven. That is her true speciality: Maria Elena creates homes. Places where people – foreign or national – can come back to and feel good.
It’s impossible to put into words how important it is to have yin & yan in life: there should be excitement and learning and challenges, but there should also be embraced, calm, peaceful, at ease and home.
Once you have felt the difference between ‘a flat’ and a home done by Maria Elena you will know the difference. And she will gladly ensure that the big step you took in your life, is embedded in a soft cover of a perfect home for you.
If you would like to add a warm, green welcome to your home, read this ideabook for inspiration.