Courtesy of Justina Blakeney
Justina Blakeney
“My mom is a psychologist, and she was never really into design per se, but she often repeats a Nigerian proverb that says 'If you can walk you can dance; If you can talk you can sing.' I think this could easily be extended to include, 'If you can think, you can design!' I believe design is all about creativity and that anyone can be a designer if they apply their creativity into the home space. Though not formally trained as an interior designer, dancer, or singer, I certainly love doing all three and don't let social mores or lack of formal training stop me from doing what I love! I thank my mom for ingraining me with that spirit!” —Justina Blakeney