Studio Verve is a transcendent interior designing company. It was inaugurated in 2016 to decorate and enhance the semblance of a place.
The Studio Verve is a team of inventive and painstaking professionals. They excel in their respective fields of electrical carpentry, plumbing, painting, and add designs.
The team goes to the extent of detail on the concept to adhere to the type of style selected. The company insists on the other elements in the living space, like upholstery, decorative items, carpets, and lights, to complete the concept chosen.
During a conversation, Charitha Kailas, the founder of The Studio Verve, delves into topics ranging from the company's establishment, its offerings, upcoming strategies, journey, and business objectives.
Charitha Kailas is proficient at creating multitasking functional conceptualized furniture and thematic living space. According to her, "There is no substitute for hard work and passion for achieving success."
Her interior design work is distinctive, which defines the excellence of her artistry. Charitha Kailas completed her B.Sc. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and acquired a degree in interior design from USAM. School of Interior Designing.
The Genesis and offerings
I started off freelancing after graduation from the School of Interior Design before I incepted my company. I first found a team of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and painters. My initial projects were my parents' house, then my own home and office.
I gained a lot of experience and learned from my mistakes. I also fine-tuned my team to adhere to the principles of interior designing and then confidently started The Studio Verve.
The company excels at providing functional and multi-tasking furniture in conceptualized living spaces for residences. It includes false ceiling work, decorative wall paintings, plumbing work for aesthetic bathrooms, wall panelling, tile laying for the floor, and house renovation.
How did you build your reputation?
The first project I accomplished after setting up my company helped me to build my reputation. It also opened up opportunities for my business.
What are your views on leadership?
"A good leader motivates, guides, and leads the team."
I consistently adopt a decisive stance, emphasizing the importance of adhering to my design while staying true to the core principles of interior design and the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of living spaces. I play the dual roles of both a motivator and a mentor for my team.
Success to me means the clients' satisfaction and the smiles on their faces when they appreciate my work. I am obsessed with appearance, which is my secret ingredient for success. I create furniture around a conceptual theme that is functional and also aesthetically appealing.
I insist on using the best brand of raw material and hardware for the interior work. I motivate my dedicated team to deliver the project on time promised to the clients. Sometimes my team agrees to work overtime to meet the deadline.
When I receive recognition for my work, I attribute the success to my teammates. This practice fosters job satisfaction, boosts self-confidence, deepens commitment, nurtures trust among them, and motivates them to excel. It also leads to a willingness to put in extra effort, even working overtime if needed, to ensure the timely completion of projects as per our commitments.
The arduous part of being a leader is being answerable and taking responsibility. If something goes wrong in the project or if the clients are not satisfied with the behavior of any team members, it becomes tough to handle the situation.
Sometimes, clients make changes in the budget or the design or color during the execution of the designated design. It creates a big issue to make them satisfied without making any losses.
How do you maintain your personal and professional life? How do you start your day?
I rise early, go for a brisk walk, and then do some stretching and breathing exercises. Before I leave for work, I delegate the household chores to arrive promptly at my office and site visits. I return home before my family and spend quality time with them.
At home, I never take official calls, nor do I allow my thoughts to stray on what needs to be done for the next day at work. Dining time is the best time with my family, we discuss a lot of things and take each other's views on certain issues.
How do you encourage the people around you?
We work as a family. I try to fulfill the team's problems and sympathize with them when they are facing any shortcomings. I appreciate the team for their contribution to the project by monetary benefits.
What is the most significant change you brought to your organization?
I installed self-confidence and a thought in my team that nothing is impossible. I have fine-tuned their skills and educated them about the principles of interior design.
How did you handle a situation when you had to make an unpopular decision?
I ensure both my clients and my team that our decision would work out well.
What is your greatest strength?
I attribute my greatest strength to my creativity, eye for detail, and visualization. My dedicated team, standing by me at good and challenging times is also my biggest strength. Also, my family always encourages me.
Apart from running the company what else you like to do in your free time?
I love reading books, watching movies, cooking for my family, and love driving cars. I never miss out on other architect's or interior designer's work. I always spend my free time keeping myself updated on the trends and latest technology in the market.
What improvements would you like to make regarding your leadership skills?
I plan to be more down-to-earth with my teammates and less authoritative. I want to improve my personality traits within myself ,improve my communication and designing skills. Ultimately, I aspire to set an example as a role model for the team.
What advice would you like to give someone who is assuming leadership for the first time?
I'll advise them to empower people rather than control them in the workplace. Building a brand in the market is not easy. Let your work speak for itself and give your best to the project which serves as a signature of your excellence.
Finally, what is next for your company? What other plans do you have for the future?
At present, I have mastered my skills for creating aesthetic and functional living spaces for the residential category. I have plans to set into the commercial market, hammering restaurants and showrooms.
Some personal aspects of life
I would name my autobiography 'Shaping an Idea, with a Chisel and Hammer.' I find all of Shiv Khera's books inspiring. Singapore, London, and Switzerland are my favourite places on the globe.