Say Hello To Your Decorator Friend
Hey y’all, I’m N’Ckyola [ní-ˈkō-lä], but most people call me Nikki. I’m a semi-retired Holistic & Sustainable Interior Designer based in Houston, TX. My goal is to help you live a beautifully functional natural lifestyle at home!
I spent the 1st half of my career in IT – 18 years – and I’ll probably be a tech/code junkie for life. But I found my true calling midway through & my business was born in 2003 as a joint Event Planning venture. In 2006, I shifted focus to Interior & Event Design when my business partner could no longer dedicate the time to full-on event planning.
Since my skill set was on the more creative & organizational side, it was natural to focus on my strengths and passions. So after a few years of working under the direction of a licensed contractor & custom home builder, Xtraordinary Eventz became Xtraordinary by Design .
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
For years I styled events, staged homes, and did 1 room makeovers while still working in corporate America. It wasn’t until I forced myself to take a break from the corporate world that I decided to take the plunge and dedicate myself to my craft.
Holistic Design + Sustainable Design = Holistic & Sustainable Interior Design
Real Life Lessons In Holistic Interior Design
And with that the Room Remix was born!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
These experiences got me to thinking…
How do I focus on Sustainable Interior Design?
Coming From Where I’m From
Interested in a little history?
A little personal Black History? Find out how my family’s background impacted how we live!
Have a look at this post or catch me on the Style Matters Podcast.
Why “4th House on the Right”?
Now that we are 1, we live in the 4th House on the Right, literally. 1. When you get directions to our home, after turning onto our street we are the 4th house on the right! 2. This is the 4th home (collectively) that we’ve owned. 3. The astrology I just talked about.
We are on a journey to living The Green Life – living & providing a more holistic & sustainable lifestyle, at home and work, without sacrificing ANYthing. As a holistic & sustainable interior designer, the very best way I can help you live that lifestyle is to share with you how we live it – that’s what this blog is all about!
I like to cook mainly because I love to eat & experiment (I don’t know how my family feels about that part). I love DIY projects because the feeling of making or fixing things is like nothing else (there’s nothing like the smell of sawdust in the morning… or afternoon). And I enjoy sparking open
debate discussion about things that affect our everyday lives and the world around us.
The Green Life is full of (almost) everything I love – from food & decor to natural hair care & beauty!
Stop by the 4th House on the Right anytime.
Come on in, grab a drink and let’s visit for a while!