Soraya - The Name and the Business

Soraya Interiors: The Name and the Business

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The Origin of Soraya Interiors

Many inquire about the inspiration behind the name of our business, Soraya Interiors. In this blog, we aim to shed light on the history and meaning of the name “Soraya” and its connection to the establishment of Soraya Interiors.

I’ll delve into the rich history and meaning of the name, its personal connection to my life, and how it became the cornerstone of my venture.

The History and Meaning of Soraya

A Royal Legacy: Soraya, a Persian name, translates to ‘gem’ or ‘princess.’ It gained prominence through Princess Soraya of Iran, born in 1932, known for her beauty, grace, and connection to the Iranian royalty. Her life, from Berlin to Isfahan, and her iconic marriage to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, left an indelible mark. Despite her struggles, Queen Soraya maintained elegance and allure, captivating hearts until her passing in 2001.

From Berlin to Tehran: Raised in both Berlin, Germany, and Isfahan, Iran, Princess Soraya’s journey was one of cross-cultural experiences. Her education took her to Switzerland and London, where she honed her English language skills. This diverse upbringing laid the foundation for her future endeavors.

A Queen’s Transition to the Silver Screen: On 12 February 1951, Princess Soraya became Queen Soraya of Iran as the second wife to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Renowned for her natural beauty, she captivated hearts not only as a queen but also as an actress. Her wedding dress, a masterpiece by Christian Dior—a soft silver lame gown adorned with pearls and elegant feathers—amplified her inherent charm.

Legacy and Departure: Despite the glamour, Queen Soraya faced challenges, including the inability to produce an heir, leading to her divorce in April 1958. Following this chapter, she relocated to France, where she embarked on a brief film career, recognized simply as “Soraya.” Her life journey concluded in Paris, France, on 26 October 2001, at the age of 69.

Being Named:

Soraya Louise: A Name with Meaning I owe my name to my mother’s encounter with a young girl named Soraya in her childhood neighborhood. The name’s beauty and the historical significance of Queen Soraya led to my being named as Soraya Louise. Recognizing its strength and elegance, I chose it as the brand name for my business, Soraya Interiors.

Soraya Interiors: A Regal Essence

In adopting the name Soraya for my business, I aim to encapsulate the essence of beauty, grace, and cultural richness that Princess Soraya embodied. Soraya Interiors strives to bring regality into the realm of interior design, inspired by the timeless elegance of its namesake.

Whether it’s the gem-like quality of our designs or the princess-worthy aesthetics we create, Soraya Interiors is a homage to a name steeped in history and adorned with elegance. Join us on a journey where each design tells a story, and every space reflects the regal spirit of Soraya.

My Inspiration:

From TV Screens to Interior Dreams Watching Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer transform houses into homes on ‘Location Location Location‘ fueled my passion for home interiors. The transformative power of homemade or UK-made products, as showcased on ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Home,’ inspired me to contribute to creating stunning homes. Mirrors, with their ability to enhance light and space, became my chosen accessory for affordable home transformations.

The Business:

Framing Moments, Reflecting Elegance In 2008, after completing a framing course in Croydon, London, I became a picture framer. The joy of turning ordinary scenes into art and helping clients achieve space and light in their homes became my mission. Today, Soraya Interiors operates as an online mirror shop based in the South West, offering a diverse range of ready-made and bespoke mirrors throughout the UK.

The Future:

Beyond Mirrors, Into Homes Currently specializing in wall mirrors of various styles, sizes, and colors, Soraya Interiors aspires to expand its product line into a myriad of home interior accessories. Whether you seek a unique mirror or dream of a bespoke creation, we, as suppliers of Yearn Glass Mirrors in London, stand ready to turn your vision into reality.

Introducing Garden Mirrors:

In response to the growing demand for enhancing outdoor aesthetics, Soraya Interiors is thrilled to announce the expansion of our product line to include a stunning Garden Mirrors Collection. Unveil the magic of transforming your garden into a captivating oasis with our carefully curated mirrors designed specifically for outdoor spaces.

Each outdoor mirror is crafted with precision, combining durability with aesthetic appeal to withstand the elements while reflecting the beauty of your garden. From ornate frames that add a touch of vintage charm to sleek, modern designs amplifying contemporary landscapes, our Garden Mirrors Collection offers diverse options to suit every style. Elevate your outdoor experience with Soraya Interiors – where elegance meets the tranquility of nature.

In Conclusion:

As we continue to evolve, Soraya Interiors remains dedicated to transforming houses into homes and gardens into peaceful spaces. The name ‘Soraya’ symbolizes not only a historical legacy but a commitment to elegance, beauty, and the art of creating spaces that reflect the unique essence of each individual.

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