Having worked in fashion for many years in various roles - currently as a consultant - Kessiana Edewor-Thorley is now focusing her creative talents on interiors.
I grew up with a lot of French influence and that always creeps into my interior styling whether I like it or not. My mother gave me two French vintage chairs so I used them as the starting point and worked out from there. I do this with shoes... Work from the feet up and it pushes the direction of how I'll dress for the day.
I love vintage French furniture and chandeliers - there's always room for a chandelier! I'd have one in my mini bathroom if I could.
You split your time between Lagos and London. Has Nigerian style influenced the way you've decorated?
I would love to have an interior space which is similar to my dress sense in the future - I wear very muted tones (greige, beige, white, black) and everything is tone on tone. In the summer it's a different story, the brighter the better!
I always come back to the basics. White Tee. Denim. Clean.
Where's the most impressive home or interior you've visited in the world?
I would love to live by the sea, in a crumbling manor, like something out of Alfonso Cuaron's Great Expectactions. Everything inside would be stunning though and probably all white. That would be my ideal. Realistically, I'll probably be in Lagos!
You travel constantly with work. How do you relax at home?
I love movies. Big blanket, slob out on the sofa in pyjamas, cashmere socks and popcorn. I could "lay like broccoli" all day and watch films back to back. When you become so busy you realise that doing nothing is a luxury.
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