Meet N’Ckyola, The Decorator
Hey y’all, I’m N’Ckyola [ní-ˈkō-lä], but most people call me Nikki. I’m a lot of things – a creative introvert, tech junkie, business owner, wife and mom, mental health advocate, foodie, naturalista – but bored is not 1 of them.
I’ve always been slightly shy and very introverted but I’m a Southern girl, so I can’t help but invite everyone in for food & tea (or wine).
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 and bestie 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 Xtraordinary Eventz became Xtraordinary by Design.
“Artists with serious aspirations need to be left alone to follow the course of their own imagination.” ~ Robert Genn
For years I styled events, staged homes, and did 1 room makeovers while still working a corporate IT job. 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.
And with that the Room Remix was born!
Now that we are 1, we live in the 4th House on the Right. We are on a journey to living The Green Life – living & providing a more sustainable lifestyle, at home and work, without sacrificing ANYthing.
I like to cook mainly because I love to eat and 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!