Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

1 2 2 INTERV IEW New endeavours Petra Ryberg tells Elly Yates-Roberts about setting up her own design studio and the changes she hopes to see in the industry over the coming years During the Covid-19 pandemic and as life became less busy, some people were given the rare opportunity to reflect on their priorities. For some, this resulted in taking up a new hobby or finding different ways to relax and unwind. For others, it meant embarking on new challenges. The latter is true for Swedish interior designer Petra Ryberg, who left her role as head of design at Carnival Australia to create her own business, Studio Berg+. “I’ve had the best time in Australia, and it has been such an honour to head up the design department for the last six years,” she says. “However, I felt it was time to come closer to Europe and my family. I also like to shake things up and I’m super excited to see where this chapter will take me.” As she takes control of her own business, Ryberg is excited for the opportunity to identify her niche in the market and how she can best help her clients. “It is important to stay true to who you are, both personally and in your Ryberg finds inspiration everywhere, including an oil painting which influenced this custom carpet Photos: Milos and Zlata DSE