Wonder Women

Self-Discovery Leading to Professional Growth ~ An Interior Designer & DIY Enthusiast Shares Her Story

Phillip Starck says,

“A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years but in 20 years minimum.”

In our today’s #MondayMotivation blog focusing on the #WonderWomen segment, we bring to you a woman with this vision that Mr. Philip talks about. Meet, Interior Designer and DIY Enthusiast, Bhumika Sehgal, who is the founder of BMozaic Interior Design Studio and the Co-founder of Bhumika & Ankita Studios. Alongside these designing ventures she is also the Co-founder of Confetti Desserts by Aarti, wherein she handles the PR & Marketing of a home-based bakery venture. How does she manage such a diverse work portfolio and what made her turn into designing as a full-time profession? Let’s find out in her own words.

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 “Being a science student, I have always had an inquisitive approach to everything, so when I saw my own house renovating, it was a bombardment of knowledge from a career path I never even considered. So that’s how I got into this field. If not for that epiphany moment, I might have stayed stuck to a medical career thanks to my science background.

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Beating nepotism was and is the biggest struggle in the field of interiors and architecture. It may come as a surprise but yes it does exist (and how!) even outside Bollywood and more so here. Because of this, it has been difficult, and the toughest part is to get a steady workflow all year round.

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The turning point came after my 12th boards. Once I was done with my HSC exams, I began preparing for medical entrance exams like CET AND NEET (at that time). However, it soon dawned on me that, that was not for me; because how much ever I had studied over countless nights, it wouldn’t have mattered even if I cracked the exams with top marks. So, all of the fatigue of that toil and hard work faded away the minute I started design school.

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I put in even more hours of study, all by myself, which resulted in no mummy screaming at me to study drama anymore! Once I decided to pursue design, those sleepless hours all faded away the minute I started creating something with a bunch of papers, pencils, pens and colours!

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When looking for a source of motivation, I believe one doesn’t need to search hard or beyond their own circle. At 53, my mother remains more active than me, hence for me, she will always be my biggest motivation.

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Helping her out with Confetti remains the highlight of my day, where she weaves magic through her bakes and I put in my PR, Marketing and Designing skills into making it reach out to as many people as possible.

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The journey has been ‘so far so good’ and I am extremely content with where I am , but I want to soar really high really soon! My promise to myself is that by 2021, we (me and BMoziac team) need to go higher and build more experience and I need to cater to projects only to my liking and dabble a bit into the set design world.

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This career has changed me completely; from a girl struggling to complete her “ syllabus” and the endless science chapters + math theories, to a woman who will put sleep and hunger aside and get her work done on time; from an impatient mess to a calm ,composed and extremely patient person getting the job done properly, on time and handling a hundred bullets fired at her simultaneously, and dodging them off too!

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So, I learnt the meaning to life and acquired immense patience. I feel a lot of gratitude towards my entire team that works tirelessly towards bringing my mind to life!

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My advice to all, young and old, would be that,

 

“Your growth as a person will lead to your growth in the professional front”

 

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To drop in a message to Bhumika, look at her diverse work portfolio as an interior designer and as a brand manager of Confetti, follow the links below:

Besides the above pages, Bhumika also has a page dedicated to her adorable pet dogs, Sasha & Misha. You can check out their cutesy pics (highly recommended if you’re an animal especially a dog lover!!) through the link below:

 

 

 

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