Richie's designs are known for being quirky, quite often decadent, with touches of nostalgia, giving style conscious clients the opportunity to add expression to their interiors.
"The British born designer's unique art is loved by Dubai's high society and clients from around the globe" Hello! Middle East, Sep 2012.
Growing up in London Yasemin was surrounded by artistic influence and architecture and despite completing her initial training to become a Lawyer, the world of art and interior design always interested her. Yasemin decided to retrain as an Interior Designer in 2007 studying at the Interior Design Institute in London. Following which she studied other elements of design including lighting and furniture at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Yasemin is also an alumnus of the London College of Fashion. Fashion trends have always been a major influence in her work.
Now a celebrated interior designer and artist living in Dubai, Yasemin was voted Emirates Woman: Woman of the Year (2013) in the Artist category. Her artistic talent, media profile, dynamic personality and business acumen were all sited as reason for inviting her to become an ambassador for Fit for Business at the beginning of 2014. Fit for Business is a private members business network operating in the UK and Middle East, whose primary aim is to unify this network into a powerful global business community which promotes, supports and shares business with other members in addition to providing leadership for youngsters and shape the future. Yasemin also regularly works with Oxfam to raise money at their gala events.
In addition to interior design projects, Yasemin launched her eponymous brand in 2010 and has gone on to release three art collections showcased in conjunction with brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Paul Smith and at the Dubai International Film Festival. Her innovative works are owned by celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Kevin Spacey, Frida Pinto and Colin Firth. Yasemin is known for her fascinating conceptual artwork. Her love of film inspired her to launch a unique collection, entitled ‘Storylines’, that turns a film’s colour palette into abstract art.