What Inspires Me: “Darren Morgan, a kitchen designer based in Ireland, is not only one of the greatest talents in kitchen design I’ve met, but someone who inspires with his willingness to take risks and who chooses creative freedom over security. Surely someone with his vision could get a great job with one of the great design firms in this world, but Darren has opted to work on a design-only basis – allowing him the freedom to create and the homeowner to seek the best partner at the right budget to help execute Darren’s vision. It’s a bold move, especially during challenging times but it opens an opportunity for Darren and his clients – the opportunity to break away from the mundane and create something that will continue to inspire every day. ” – Veronika Miller
Veronika Miller is the founder and CEO of Modenus, the interior design resource that has become the essential hub for manufacturers, artisans and designers in the US and Europe. Veronika has built a community with social media at its heart and real life events such as the phenomenally successful BlogTour, turning digital media buzz into real world opportunities.
A successful interior designer for 10 years, Veronika provided creative design solutions for residential and contract clientele both in the US and Europe. She conceived the idea for Modenus from her own frustration at not finding a resource which curated only the best and most interesting products in a catalogue that was accessible and attractive.
Veronika is a true internationalist, delighting in bringing the best in European design to the States and American enthusiasm and know-how to Europe. As she prepares to expand Modenus’ influence in design in 2012 she is busy planning new initiatives for the company, like BlogTour in NewYork, London, Paris and Milan and a the release of Modenus version 2, which will feature the industry’s most advanced, interactive designer portfolios; editorials of the world’s most important design events and separate catalogs for contract/hospitality design and antiques. Keep up with Veronika’s exciting design-infused, jet-setting adventures – she’s on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.