Art Meets Interior Decoration At Nwuke’s Exhibition
Often, interior decorators never really consider certain works of art, as decorations that could fill blank spaces in the homes or offices that they furnish, but Ifeoma Nwuke, the CEO of Simply Gifts and Interiors, sure knows the beauty of incorporating arts works with interior decoration and is making a huge statement and a big difference.
She is already collaborating with local artists Donald Onuoha, Ada Godspower, Emmanuel Dudu, Joseph Eze Ayoola gbolahan to enhance her work.
Talking on collaboration, the lady, who has been in business for 10 years, said, “When I want to define a space arts add a touch of glamour and class to it. I also want to introduce people who are not into it to know that there is so much that you can do with art work, that if you put it up on a space, it could actually change your view point of that space, a boring wall, is no longer a wall it tells a story so, to large extent, arts go with interior design.”
She continued, “It is not just about me, it is also about these artists, who do not have this kind of space or clients to reach out to, we are promoting them, so, in all, its a we, we private party at the end of the day, the artist is happy and I am happy.”
Asked how she selects the art works and gets clients to appreciate them, Nwuke said, “what I do is to check out arists that have interesting stories in their works and are also infusing our culture, so, we are more or less trying to sell Nigeria to the world. People who appreciate arts come here and buy them as gifts and give them to experts. At the same time, art, is a form of investment for people that know. It is not just about the work but there is so much passion put into it, energy and resource and there is a story behind every piece of work, but there is so much passion put into it, energy and resource and there is a story behind every piece of work.”
She added, “This is also what makes me stand out from other interior decorators. I have always been passionate about it and it infuses into what my business is all about the merrier. In all, I see it as a wing for me and a wing for young artist that are coming up so that they know that they own this space and they can actually be heard and sell at international prices. They can actually get value for their works.”
On how she got into the profession, Nwuke said, “I studied geography in school, but I have always had interest in landscaping. I have always loved flowers and I have always loved to decorate and I realized that this passion could be translated into profit.