Designing lifestyle made simple


Updated: Sep 25, 2018

Inspiration for me has come from a range of people and places over the years. This post highlights some influential ladies whose business journey inspired me and work has captivated my interest to date.

1. KELLY HOPPENS, Founder of Kelly Hoppens Interiors - Based in London

Kelly is one of my biggest inspiration and a force of determination. Her journey began at the age of 16 and does not use her dyslexia as a crutch. She has set the president for neutral colour palette such as taupe and beige. I am drawn to how she creates calm balanced environments based on Eastern cultures, i.e. order and creation of harmony.

2. REBECCA ROBBSEN, Founder of Robbsen Design Based in San Diego

Rebecca helps homeowners to discover how to live their best life. She is my go to for design sessions and clever home Interior solutions. I am inspired by how accessible and simple she makes Interior design. I also love to binge on her you tube videos.

3. SOPHIE PATTERSON, Founder of Sophie Patterson Interiors - London

Sophie launched her business in 2008 at the age of 23 where she has transitioned from events manager to a leading lady in luxury home interior design. Her work is beautiful, timeless and oozes comfort. She is a living prove that it is possible to have it all, a thriving career, a loving family and enjoying your best life. I am obsessed with her Instagram feeds.

4. KARIN BOHN, Founder of House of Bohn - Vancouver

Karin established her interior design firm over 8 years ago, and since has made her mark in many industries including luxury residential, multi-family, restaurants and retail. Her you tube videos can help anyone to understand process and get a holistic view of life has a business woman.

5. EMILY HENDRESON - Based in Los Angeles

Emily is a stylist, author and T.V. host with a strong commitment to vintage inspired approachable home style for every single person. She inspires me to create content that is relevant and educates everyday people like me. Her designs are truly personal and designed for real people.

6. OGOCHUKWU AGU, Founder of Beddings and Beyond - Based in Nigeria

She is a self trained interior designer who had orginally trained as a Pharmacist. I found her through Instagram and have watched her business evolve over the years as she continue to inspire me of the possibilities in my homeland, Nigera. She brings together a team of local tradesman and crafters together to achieve her vision.

We find inspiration everywhere but people inspire us to keep growing. In this industry, clients will buy into people before they buy into their product, so these few ladies are clearly doing something right. The OJA Home Interiors is passionate about people and creating the best homes for real people that is fit for purpose. The OJA Home Interiors provides affordable interior design services in Erith, Belvedere, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Greenwich and surrounding areas in London.


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