Hi, my name is Emilie, and I am a shopping and interiors addict... I set up Stella + the Stars in April 2015 after retraining to reinvent myself as an interior stylist with KLC School of Design in London.
So why not Emilie + the Stars, you may wonder? My daughter, called Stella, is the main inspiration behind my business. Without her arrival into my life six years ago, I probably wouldn't have quit my comfortable job in the world of corporate media and launched Stella + the Stars.
So there you go, next time you read one of my posts or get inspired to buy something cool for your home, just mentally give Stella a virtual high-five.
After over 12 years in London, we packed all our stuff and relocated to the Middle East in 2016 and are now calling Dubai our home.
The other brain behind our brand is Sameera, who has been at the forefront of innovative design for over 15 years.
Born in Sri-Lanka, the design maven moved to London in 2005 where she attended the Chelsea College of Arts graduating with a degree in Interior Design and Spatial Awareness.
Moving to Dubai in 2009, Sameera - inspired by her two young daughters - founded her own bespoke furniture business, Wild Child Designz, a cutting-edge children’s brand, which she sold both online and at leading UAE retailers including Level Kids and Mumzworld.
After more than four years of running her own business, Sameera was keen to extend her expertise to incorporate a wider interiors focus, and (luckily for me!) decided to join the team in early 2018. Together, we work to offer an all-inclusive solution for those in search of statement-yet-functional home interiors.