Zara Bakhtiar was originally from Iran, but grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After Zara got married in Malaysia and her two children were born, her family moved to Canada in August, 2008 in search for a good place to raise the kids. Zara’s family visited all over Canada in 2006 as tourists and decided that Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island was the best place to settle down.
Moving from the Asian, tropical country of Malaysia to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, every aspect of Zara’s life changed. Zara’s family embraced the changes because they had done the research before they decided to move to PEI. They enjoy the long winter here and the beautiful fall and cool summer. When Zara first entered Canada, she had a magical moment seeing the Canadian National flag. She felt like the flag can talk to her. She still feels this connection after living in Canada for almost seven years.
Zara holds a degree with honor in Interior Architecture and Design. She was doing designing work when she was in Malaysia. After immigrated to Charlottetown, Zara worked in a bank as a teller for almost two years but she wanted to achieve more and she missed her designing work. As a result, she created her own interior designing company in 2010. Later Zara join the Century 21 as a real estate agent and both businesses complement each other. Zara provide free interior designing service to her real estate clients who buy or sell with her. Clients who renovate their houses with Zara’s designing service can list their houses for sale with Zara. Helping people and making a profit have both been important for Zara’s business, and she believes that only by helping people can a business grow.
Zara Interior Design has accomplished many outstanding designing projects including the Old Dublin Pub in downtown Charlottetown, Canada’s Rotating House in North Rustico, the offices of Scotia McLeod, and some residential buildings.
What makes a good interior designer? Zara believes that the most important thing is passion for designing. Passion is the drive that leads to all the efforts and careful planning to make everything fit together and create the right synergy in the environment. For each project Zara spends tons of time to do different designs and select materials. Clients that worked with Zara were always happy with her work. Communication with clients is the other important key for a good designer. As a designer, your ultimate goal is to make the clients happy about the home or office that you design for them. A designer must communicate patiently with clients to listen to their needs and observe their habits in order to design the right space that they will enjoy.
Zara Interior Design Website: http://zarainteriordesign.ca/
See the design of the Canada’s Rotating House: http://www.aroundthesea.ca/