Today, 8th March 2018, is a day that celebrates the most incredible, amazing, marvellous, spectacular (insert every other acronym for amazing here) people… WOMEN. Yup, ladies and gentlemen, it’s international women’s day. So in the spirit of acknowledging us I am dedicating this post to celebrate Kenyan women in my field, interior design and decor, who I admire and respect immensely.
Let the celebrations begin 🎉 🎊
So guess what?
No seriously, you have to guess?
Okay, I’ll give you three clues.
- It has something to do with a summit
- The summit has something to do with my passion and my livelihood.
- I have something to do with the summit
DING….DING….DING….you got it!!!
I, the one and only Jordan Awori, is a speaker at THE PAN-AFRICA INTERIOR DESIGN VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2018.
What will I be speaking about, you may ask? Well, I have more clues for you (I’m just joking!!)
I am excited to announce that I will be part of a panel speaking on THE MAGIC OF SOURCING, together with the amazing NANA SPIO GARBRAH (Creative Director Blueprint Africa from Tunis) and CHRISSA AMUAH (the creative director of Africa by Design and AMWA Designs). So if you want to know all about sourcing for design and decor items in Africa then this talk is just for you.
I clearly remember where I have been every time, for the last five years, when I found out what the colour of the upcoming year was. That’s how obsessed I am with the Pantone colour of the year releases.
Last year I found out about 2018’s colour choice while sitting in art caffe in Westgate going through the Pantone website. I kid you not when i tell you that I let out a loud sigh of disbelief. Purple…really! A fancy name like ultra violet wasn’t going to impress me. This was plain and simple purple to me, and if you know me you know how much I hate purple, so you can understand how disappointed I was about this colour choice.
In typical Jordan dramatic style I was literally in despair and from the compassionate looks the people at the table next to me were giving me, I think they thought I’d either been dumped or lost millions of dollars. But thirty minutes later the mature me came back to the surface and I decided to read up more on Ultra Violet 18-3838 to find out why Pantone chose it.
Here’s a look at how I went from hating to understanding, and miraculously, to loving Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year.
Happy New year (I told you on my last post that you’d have to get used to me wishing you a happy new year till mid-February). Is it just me, or this year is flying by so fast? We’re already 30 days in. Next thing you know you’ll be walking into a store and they’re playing Christmas songs.
Now as I promised in my last post RECAP OF MY 2017 TOP 15 DECOR ITEMS I’ll be looking at design styles that I believe we should have left behind in 2017. Seeing that one of my resolutions (yes, Im a resolution kind of girl) is to be more positive, thats why I had more to say about what I liked about design last year and only 5 negative things that we should leave behind. Other than my being Ms.Positive I believe that what matters most when it comes to interior design and decor is to show your own personality and make the space a representation of who you are so I would be a hypocrite if I gave you rules. Come to think of it I guess I should have titled this post DESIGN STYLES I’M SICK OF BUT YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND DO THEM IF THEY MAKE YOU HAPPY AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME.
With that said here are the styles you can choose to leave behind with me in 2018: