AFRICAN HOME FURNISHINGS AND DECOR
During my extended stay in Florence, Italy, in 2000 and 2001, I became a Medici “groupie” while studying the Italian Renaissance. At the time, little did I know that one day I would find myself standing at the door of such a movement in my country of birth, South Africa. Upon my return to the U.S. in August of that same year, a friend of mine in Los Angeles with a highly successful home furnishing store asked if I would consider going to South Africa to explore the prospects of finding a new look for her store.
I had no experience in this field; however, I packed my bags, and set forth on a talent hunting expedition. Once embarked on this journey, I never looked back, for I found a renewed “kinder spirit” in South Africa and its people, known as the "rainbow nation". What I found at the end of this rainbow was a pot of gold, and it was not the kind of gold we are most known for. This was a melting pot of untapped creative talent; finally I had my opportunity to give back to Africa.