“ THE WAY I THINK AND LOOK AT INTERIOR DESIGN… WE ALWAYS START WITH THE FUNCTION. WE NEVER START WITH BEAUTY OR AESTHETIC… INTERIOR DESIGN IS RATIONAL. IF WE DESIGN SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T WORK, IT BECOMES A PIECE OF ART. I am not just an artist, I am an artist who designs function.”
Led by Anna Popov, a visionary creative mind and an iconoclast behind the brand, Interiors by Popov is singular in its promise to deliver interiors that artfully pair the form and the function to meet and exceed the expectations of its rapidly expanding client base.
A true global citizen, Anna Popov—the eponymous founder and creative force behind Interiors by Popov— is an original thinker.
CHINATSU THOMPSON brings a unique global perspective to her work as a Designer at Interiors by Popov. Her visual vernacular has been shaped through her work in commercial, hospitality and residential design throughout Japan, Hawaii, and Seattle.
Prior to joining Interiors by Popov, Chinatsu’s most recent role was at Rogue Design in Yokohama, Japan where she worked as an interior designer on a notable branded hospitality project. In Seattle, her tenure included working for two multi-family and high-end residential design studios, and an internship at Olson Kundig Architects. Residential design is Chinatsu’s true passion. Drawing inspirations from the everyday life, she considers the many elements of her clients’ lifestyles and believes that the role of a designer is not only to fulfill their vision, but to listen, experiment and evolve the design into something more—an inspired way of life.
Chinatsu holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Bellevue.
Born in Seattle, ERICA DAVIDSON is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Interior Design. After being profoundly influenced by her surroundings growing up, she developed a passion for design at a young age. Upon graduating, Erica travelled extensively to formulate her visual vocabulary and discover new inspirations that fuel her work to date.Prior to joining Interiors by Popov, Erica worked for a high-end interior design studio/home goods retailer in the heart of Madison Park where she developed floor plans, elevations and acted as a client liaison.
In addition to serving as an Interior Designer at Interiors by Popov, she plays a pivotal role in the studio’s marketing operations including digital, social media, and public relations.
Born in India, SANGEETHA JAGADEESAN has resided in the United States for the past twenty-two years. Upon arriving in Seattle, she has made a decision to pursue her life-long passion for interior design with a degree from Bellevue College.
In 2017, Sangeetha joined Interior by Popov as a designer. Her globally informed aesthetic and innate ability to connect and interpret her clients’ vision are key themes behind her work. Inspired by the way a physical space can affect one’s emotions and well-being, Sangeetha is a perfect embodiment of the team’s ethos centered around the balance of form and function. Her sophisticated aesthetic allows her to artfully pair modern design with multi-cultural inspirations to craft spaces that are unique and visually exhilarating.
NICOLE DESROBERTS‘ passion for design began when she was studying photography of architecture in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2016 Nicole moved to Seattle to pursue her design career. She has recently graduated magna cum laude from Bellevue College with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
Prior to joining Interiors by Popov as a Designer, she worked for CallisonRTKL —a global architecture and design practice—where she was involved in design development, created programming and space planning strategies, and selected and sourced FF&E, among other duties. It is through that she has found that she has found her passion for the highly personal and nuanced elements of residential design.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, FIONA O’CONNOR graduated with a BA in Interior Design from the Dublin Institute of Technology. She went on to serve as an Interior Designer at O’Donnell O’Neill Design Associates, an award-winning Dublin-based studio, where she worked on numerous, notable projects in the hospitality sector. During this time, she developed a love for European style and creating interior spaces that provide an elevated experience for the people who use them.
Moving to the US in 2009, Fiona now brings her extensive design background and client-focused management skills to her role at Interiors by Popov, supporting Anna and the team in all aspects of the design process and studio operations.
TATIANA BUCKEYE moved to WA when she was eights years old, after living in the UK for 6 years, and is absolutely in love with the PNW. She began her design journey at Bellevue College, where she started as a junior in high school and eventually graduated with her BA in Interior Design. She joined the Popov Team in 2021.
Tatiana is passionate about residential design, being a homebody herself, believing everyone should feel their most comfortable and happy in their home. She draws inspiration from the environment, and thinks the best designs are integrated with their surroundings. She has several years of home staging experience that she utilizes to put the finishing touches in a project. She is excited to continue helping clients create their ideal home.
Tatiana loves reading, sketching or working on digital illustrations, practicing piano, and relaxing with her black lop rabbit, Ebony.