Livin spaces is a design website publishing curated content in Architecture, Interior and Landscaping design from Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. Our goal is to facilitate research, inspire designers and foster connections within the industry.
We were in Warri, Delta State at the time, and as architects, whenever we searched for design inspiration we got little to no results from Nigeria and Africa. The results were usually from the West. If you wanted to see something closer to home, you had to search for the indigenous design firms you knew and there’s a limit to what you can get from them. You also had to consider how often they updated their websites with new projects. Few ever did. It became clear there was a gap that needed to be filled. With our passion for great design and an awareness of great projects in Nigeria and Africa, we started Livin’ Spaces.
Despite the number of inspiring and ground breaking projects in Africa, we realized there was still a lot we could learn from other parts of the world, and as such, chose to also feature international work. Not long after starting, we moved to Lagos and got to know and meet a number of talented architects, interior designers and landscaping professionals, some of whose works have been featured on the site. It’s been a challenging, enlightening and exciting journey and we hope that it inspires you every step of the way. We have a lot to learn, but our aim remains the same, so, we’re taking it one step at a time.
Enjoy Livin’ Spaces!
– Michael and Uzoezi Johnson.