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Billionaire Bola Shagaya

Nigeria’s Elite Welcomes Italian Luxury as Alter Ego Launches in Africa

Some top oil magnates, captains of industries and government dignitaries including Bola Shagaya and business mogul Julius Rone gathered on Thursday, December 15, 2016 to celebrate the opening of Alter Ego Private Atelier, the first-of-its-kind private Atelier in Africa.   The invitations only event held at Alter Ego Private Atelier…

Tom Dixon Floor Lamp

The mirrored quality of the Copper Shade evokes the space age feel of 1960s design while its contemporary finish provides a chic, industrial feel. While the rounded surface of this copper floor light is captivating in itself, the mesmeric reflections of light within the shade are main attraction creating a…

Curvy sofas this Valentine

The voluptuous silhouettes of this season’s sofas and armchairs are as sculptural as they are inviting, as FUNKE OSAE-BROWN says you can stay ahead of the curve this Valentine. There is something new happening in the world of furniture, Bidemi Adeoti tells me, as I walked into her showroom. She…

Branch Furniture

In recent times, furniture designers are reuniting with nature’s willful verve by turning to trees for inspiration, while collectors are enticed by the prospect of bringing the forest indoors, writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. As an architect, Tunde Afonja was in London last Spring to witness the latest developments in the field…

Luxury Duvets

Bespoke bed sheets and duvets are considered exquisite from their high thread counts to their exquisite one-off finishes, they are like sleeping under a cloud says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Abioye Banire slides into her pyjamas as she prepares to go to bed but first she needs a glass of warm milk…

Leading Light

In this era, lamp designers are pushing boundaries with their newest pieces. Recent designs are avant-garde and edgy; they are often inspiring and thrilling, making them sought-after pieces, writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Tomiwa Phillips has just acquired an unusual bedside lamp. A week ago, he had been in search of a…

Wall Tidings

An unusual thing is happening in the world of wallpaper. The latest designs are walls incarnate writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Bola Ositelu desires to have brush strokes on the walls of her new home but it was difficult to achieve. It is not a task for a common painter. It is…

The ‘Floored’ Genius

The interior mood has moved on, bursting into colour and pattern, reintroducing ornament and history and developing an ecological awareness that used to be the preserve of the do-good hippie. FUNKE OSAE-BROWN writes that high spenders have become conscientious consumers, hence flooring is being subjected to the strictest scrutiny. Adeola…