Please tell us about yourself
I am Shivangi Shahane Phanse, an Interior Design Consultant by profession. I am 35 years young perfectionist, happily married since past 12 years and based in Thane. My hometown is Indore. I am a proud mother of highly inquisitive, extremely understanding and affectionate 8 years old son Saavya. I am a very lively person who loves traveling, exploring new arenas, networking with people and believe in living life to the fullest. I believe in touching peoples lives by creating a world of their dreams using my creativity to spread happiness in their space and in turn create an identity for myself.
Share about your business
Our firm ANS Design House was started by my hubby Ar. Amit Phanse in 2009 from a setup which ran at our home. I joined him in early 2011 and we had started operating from 600 sq.ft. office. Due to financial crisis which hit us in late 2012 my hubby decided to wind up the office and join a corporate job. I decided to continue running the business from our home in Thane. I have been born and brought up in Indore, thus had no contacts in Mumbai/ Thane. So generating business was a big challenge. For almost a year, I had just one project. But my patience and tenacity to network with more and more people started giving dividends. Within just two years after that, I had a wide range of projects right from clinics, preschools, cafe’s, retail shops, premium residences and commercial offices. By 2016 I had created a team and was operating from a 900 sq.ft. office. Seeing the growth and stability, my hubby, had the confidence in the business and joined me back as a partner in the business. We have come a long way from almost winding up the business to reaching a level where our project has featured in a leading Interior Design magazine. We have an ever increasing list of happy clients and love spreading happiness through our creativity
Share something from your Corporate career
I started my career at Indore in 2002 under Ar. Nitin Ghule and later worked with Mr Sanjay Shah in 2007. Post marriage I shifted to Mumbai, worked with Ar Ratan Batliboi and Ar. Sanjay Puri and Mr. Amit Porwal on projects like 3 star resorts in Goa and Lonavala, retail spaces like Tata Capital and Lakme’ beauty salon till 2010 when I took maternity break and never went on a job again. That’s where my entrepreneurial journey started.
“God is in Detail”
…this is the biggest take away from my corporate career. It helped me to take care of the smallest detail in any space taking the design close to perfection.
What was the inspiration for you start your own business or take up the career you are in?
I had a flair for art since childhood and I wanted to be an artist. My mother guided me to be an Interior Designer and use my creativity here. My inspiration was always to built my own identity and have lot of name and fame. I am a free spirited lady. I wanted to have my own office and be my own Boss.
What have been some of your achievements in your professional life?
- I have done design consultancy for 80+ design projects.
- One of our premium residential projects got published in a leading interior design magazine ‘CW Interiors’ in their August 2018 edition.
The difference you have made to others
I love spreading happiness by my designs. I love when clients feel happy in their space designed by me. My clients testimonials talk a lot about the difference I have made to them and their lifestyle.
I also love empowering people around me. I helped my ex business partner to find his passion and follow it, even though it resulted in he moving out of the business but he has found his calling of life. I have inspired a couple of my friends to be an entrepreneur.
What do you want to be acknowledged for
I want to be acknowledged for my penchant for detailing and adding the glamour to spaces. I want to be an inspiration for my peer interior designers and the next generation who wants to pursue this art.
Anything else you wish to share
I would want my branding as designer to be used by builders and developers for selling their flats. It would be a significant achievement as an interior designer.
How has eGrowth added value to your entrepreneurial / professional journey
It looks like it will be useful to develop a better network.
What support are you looking from eGrowth to build your business
Want to grow my business outside Mumbai. looking forward for great connections.
Please share what do you want to publish about eGrowth
It looks really interesting. want to explore it more