We had the good fortune of connecting with Tatiana Kovalskaia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tatiana, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
Finding work-life balance requires you to think about what matters most and make a list of the most valuable priorities in your work and personal life. When reading the list, you will see which aspects of life need to be given more or less attention. Effective and economical time management is the most important thing that can successfully balance work and personal life. If you control what you spend your time on for a certain period, you will see exactly where the imbalance is.
Keep track of time, prioritize, plan your day, leave work at work…
And in the end, something can go wrong and the balance will be upset. No one can offer the correct recipe for this, I learned from my own experience. Only your inner balance plays a role, even when everything collapses and the earth leaves from under your feet. Meditation for me is the most powerful and effective way to achieve balance in all areas of life.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Shortly about myself, i am founder of Concept Buro with over 20 years of interior design experience. Member of the Union of Designers of Russia. Born and raised in Kaliningrad , graduated at London Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. In 2018 T moved to LA. I specialize in the creation of multifaceted residential, hotel, commercial and retail spaces. Concept BURO has completed more than 150 projects all over the world, including US, Germany ,Morocco, Italy, France, Russia, UK, etc
I always consider difficulties as a stage of learning something new. If you are doing what you love, it is always interesting to learn and improve your skills. I am at that professional stage when sharing my knowledge gives me boundless joy. I have trained more than 30 professional designers and continue this process continuously.

I believe in design as storytelling, reflective of personality and lifestyle, I just do my job with love and see that the world reflects that as well.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love everything here, it’s definitely heaven. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to live and work here. Recently, I made recommendations for my friends who have never been to California and were completely delighted after this trip. I consider it a must to visit for everyone who would like to experience the atmosphere of Los Angeles and California in general.
Briefly about my favorite places.
If you decide to stay in LA, I recommend hotels closer to the ocean, for example, the Santa Monica hotel «Shutters on the beach” ,“ Proper”.
To visit the center as a business card : Rodeo drive, Hollywood walk of Fame , Getty museum , LACMA, one or two days are enough for this.
Delicious brunches and atmospheric design at “ Ivy” , for lunch homemade pasta with truffle “ Il Pastaio”,
dinner ,steak or seafood at “ Mastro’s” . At sunset, drive along Mulholland drive and visit Griffith observatory for an unparalleled view of the lights of LA.
I would recommend night helicopter tour over down town.
Rancho Palos Verdes:
Breathtaking views from “Trump National Golf Club”, branch at “Cafe Pacific”
“Terranea” resort , spa with amazing view ( whole day), dinner at “ Mar’sel” restaurant . On the way back stop at Wayfarers Chapel.
Malibu;
Pier for walking , breakfast at “ Moonshadows” lunch at “ Nobu”, diner at “GEOFFREY’S”
Montecito:
Hotel “Rosewood Miramar Beach “ breakfast, brunch.
Dinner “San Ysidro Ranch”
Carmel-by-the-Sea:
17 Mile Drive
Yosemite National Park : in May the season of waterfalls in August look at the milky way from Glacier Point

More than enough for one week!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am absolutely sure that every character in my story deserves attention and respect. I believe in karma, karmic lessons, tasks, meetings, relationships. I am grateful to every person for his participation or non-participation in moving me along my path. Each chance meeting carries a great meaning, it is necessary to pay attention to this and each person is unique. This interview is not enough for me to mention each of them, I constantly receive positive energy from people that motivates me and promotes me. But first of all, you need to start with yourself, change your attitude to the world, think positively, create, listen to your intuition, do what you love, develop impatience, cleanliness in actions, thoughts, surrounding space, all this helps to attract desired circumstances, people , resources. A huge number of books have been written on this topic, there are enough resources on YouTube, everyone can find exactly their own method.

Website: www.concept-buro.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/t_kovalskaia/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatiana-kovalskaia-a4851155/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kovalskaya.Tatyana/

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