Jordan Awori

MANZIL SWEET MANZIL: MANZIL DECOR AND DESIGN

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By show of hands how many of you are like me and love attending interiors expos. It goes without saying that they are definitely the best way to discover new businesses and products in the market. Speaking of expos, last week I attended the 8th Ideal interiors expo held at Two Rivers Mall Nairobi. After spending close to three hours marveling at anything and everything interiors I was completely drained and irritated. Don’t get me wrong I loved it but after three hours on my feet networking on an empty stomach, I had reached the point where if I saw one more vase I would shatter it into a million pieces and eat each one with some ketchup.

So there I am walking out of the hall when off the corner of my eyes I see what looked like a mirage, the MANZIL DECOR AND DESIGN stand. Manzil is an interior design firm that believes in bringing together comfort & functionality while creating a classy and timeless look in residential and commercial spaces. If their stand was anything to go by they were successfully doing so.

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CLASS IN SESSION: UPHOLSTERY QUANTITY

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How art thou? I hope you have a spring in your step, food in your tummy  and love in your heart.

For today’s post I’ll require you to strap on your thinking caps and get ready for my monthly interior design and decor lessons.

I’m sure you know what furniture is and I’m even more confident that you know some furniture, especially those you have to sit on, usually have fabric. What some of you may not know is that there is a special name for said furniture….UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE. Upholstery being the fabric that covers the furniture.

Speaking of upholstery I can safely bet that you know not all furniture uses the same amount of fabric, right? Now that that’s established here’s your cheat sheet for every piece of upholstered  furniture that little old me can think of and the amount of fabric each one would need.

If you’re like me and you have the perfect chair but you need to re-upholster it because the fabric is damaged or you just cant stand it, or you want to get a piece custom made then this will definitely came in handy.

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EXOTIC SAFARI STYLE: BRING OL JOGI HOME

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On Saturday we woke up at Ol Jogi, what could easily be one the most expensive resorts in the world (see here). This whole dreaming thing is motivating and all but why not turn our dreams into reality, especially those of you who fell in love with the resorts interiors, and have the style in our homes. You can just call me your fairy god mother because in today’s post I’ve created three moodboards inspired by various rooms in Ol Jogi.

I know, I know……I’m brilliant and you’re welcome.

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WHAT COULD EASILY BE ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESORTS IN THE WORLD IS IN KENYA: THE OL JOGI EXPERIENCE

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What does the wealthiest art collecting French family, involved in one of the biggest tax fraud trials in French history, have to do with Kenya?

Simple…OL JOGI RANCH, the setting for the award winning 1985 film ‘Out Of Africa’.

The family in question, the Wildensteins, have their patriarch, Guy, arraigned on multiple charges of tax fraud and money laundering. If you’re looking to find out more about the family and the case, then this isn’t the post for you because the only family member of interest to us today is Alec Wildensteins Jnr, nephew to Guy.

Why Alec? Well, because he runs the  OL JOGI RANCH located just north of Nanyuki in  Laikipia North District around 45 minutes’ flight from Nairobi.

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#ASKTID: REVIEW OF SESSION 1

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CUE THE TRUMPETS! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, presenting the first of many #AskTID sessions. Okay let me not be too presumptuous here and at least have the decency of explaining what this session is just in case you have no idea what I’m ranting on about.
Now on Monday (12th March) I held a 24 hour social media campaign where I gave free consultations to anyone and everyone who threw an interior design and decor question my way i.e. ASK THE INTERIOR DECORATOR (#AskTID). Seeing that it was the first one I had held I was honestly not expecting that many questions. But shock on me, I had more than 30 questions via Instagram, Facebook, Email and Whatsapp. It was such a thrill giving ideas that ranged from colour schemes, space plan, where to purchase items and shockingly even career advice.
I saw it best to share some of this experience with you. Although it was very difficult to do, I’ve managed to select my favourite THREE. Enjoy!

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