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Lifestyles – making choices

Lagos Beach

Lifestyles - making choices

Lifestyles are based on our choices in life.  Like most things in life, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all.   Everyone ought to focus on their specific individual needs which is pleasing to them and their lifestyle choices, rather than current trends.

Our homes should reflect who we are and be filled with things that make us happy.  We should not resort to settling for the status quo or the revolution, but endeavour to find the solution that pleases us.  In designing our homes, we should take the time to plan and execute and not rush through the process.  There are many times when I had regretted the choices I made in purchasing certain furniture items.  So I have learned to control my energy and take my time to make even the most simple decisions.

This attribute is reflected in my work at TabernPlace.  I take a holistic approach in my design style - and especially undertake analysis of the interior as well as the people.  Similarly, my products are never designed for the masses.  I always consider the individualistic needs and how things could be done differently to make life better for people.

Some context - Lagos, Nigeia

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, overpopulated and expensive, but there is no doubt of its attraction and colourful lifestyle.  Intensely busy in daytime but a little calmer in the evenings.  'Eko', as it is called in 'Yoruba' language, is well known for its fast living lifestyle.  There is no slowing down - people take shortcuts to get results.  They will often connect with influential friends or relatives to achieve results that would have taken longer to achieve.

In Lagos, the choicest of boutiques and the buzzing lifestyle tend to encourage people to believe who they are and what they have, is never enough.

Nevertheless, the attempt to slow down does present itself when people take advantage of the numerous beach resorts available in and around the city.  Located in the South, Lagos directly borders the Atlantic ocean, hence the numerous beach resorts.