In this series, we are interviewing members of our club, so that you can get to know each other a bit better. Today we talk with Vladislava Kolosova about her life and work in the region.
What brought you to the French Riviera? How long have you been here?
It has already been 7 years since I live in France. Firstly I came to Paris in 2015 to be inspired by the architecture and international expositions in interior design sphere. Then moved to French Riviera where I’m based now, in Cannes.
Could you tell us about your professional career? What do or did you do for work?
I opened my own business as an Interior designer and 3D visualisation, became also a real estate consultant with a Keller Williams international franchise.
What does the company that you work for do?
Making the full renovation projects from the technical drawings, mood boards, furniture production, 3D for interior and exterior part, mood boards, stylistic solution, budget management, working with constructors to realize project till the final touch.
Working with particular clients for the apartments and houses and also with professionals (constructors, developers, architects, restaurants, showrooms, manufacturers, etc.).
Realised several projects in Monaco, Belgium, in several regions in France in the luxury segment. Working remotely, covered in Europe including Monaco.
Speaking English, French and Russian.
Why did you decide to start your own business?
Working on my own, prefer to realize the client oriented service, I adore work in a team, so making product team according to each project.
Every project is so different as a client and his wishes, so I like the challenge and find technical solutions.
Recently realised the yacht renovation placed in port Golfe-Juan in French Riviera.
My force is : functionality, ergonomics, multifunctional space, project management and furniture production according to the customer (with a personalization).
What would be your best advice to others thinking about living or working on the French Riviera?
The best advise for others who think to work in French Riviera: work only with professionals who know the laws and regulations in France – this is a really particular market. And think about insurance of your business. Work only with verified and transparent companies.
Fun facts about Vladislava Kolosova!
Since when do you live on the French Riviera?
I came to Cannes from Paris in 2019 and I’m in France for more than 7 years.
Where are you originally from?
I’m from Russia, Saint-Petersbourg (the cultural capital).
What is your favourite wine?
My favourite wine is ‘le vin liquoreux’.
What is your favourite spot on the French Riviera?
Oh, I’m passioned by the nature here, making hikes, walking as much as I can. Cap d’Antibes, Cap Martin, Cap Ferrat (Villa Rothschild and Ephrussi), massif Esterel, Ile d’Or, etc.)
What French word, expression or sentence do you find very difficult to pronounce?
Any words or sentences where there is a lot of ‘rrrr’!
I love the nature, traveling, dancing, cultural exchange, meeting new people, making collaborations, working in a different teams, growing, be the better version of myself each day, learning.
Last but not least, if I can help you and you can help me – that’s how we are growing on. So don’t hesitate to contact me, I’m open for the collaboration.
Be curious and move on! Don’t let people stop you, be with people who believe in you and keep going to build your business.
Everything is possible if you really know why you are doing it, keep your mind clear.