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Interior Designer creates colourful children’s spaces in Stokey


An entrepreneurial children’s interior designer is celebrating three years of business in Stoke Newington.


MK Kids Interiors was set up by 28-year-old local mum Medina King-Sam and she’s gaining commissions all over London. 


Medina, who gained a BA Hons in Interior Design at the University of Arts London, grew up in Jamaica with her grandmother until the age of 10, then moved to Dalston and now lives in Stokey. She creates nurseries, bedrooms and playrooms for little children and works with older children to create a masterpiece that will form the focal point of their space.


She said: “I fell pregnant soon after I set up the company and, alongside the terrible morning sickness, came the pressure to generate enough income to sustain a family.  Three years on and business is booming. I’ve learnt a lot along the way, have found local suppliers I can rely on for great quality children’s furniture and soft furnishings and brilliant trades people who help bring my designs to life.


“I’ve had a real passion for interior design since a young age – I like to create colourful spaces and believe children should be involved in the design of their rooms. It’s their space and it’s magical to bring their ideas to life and to create something they can feel proud of.


“I have big plans for the future – I’ve designed a felt ball rug, which is being manufactured in Nepal, and hope to launch my own online shop for this and other stylish kids’ products soon.”


Medina, whose daughter Eliana is 10 months old, recently completed commissions for the Make a Wish Foundation for children with autism. She also offers interior design services for adults and can oversee a project from design (via hand and CAD drawings and Photoshop) through to installation.


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