Interior Idea team
Chris has lived and worked in Kenya for 18 years. His career here as a graphic designer led from running an independent design house to being Partner and Creative Director of TBWA/Creative, an internationally affiliated advertising agency.
In 2003 Chris opened Kenya’s first home store – IDEA – which became the foundation stone for Interior IDEA which was founded in 2005 to deliver bespoke interior design solutions to East Africa’s high end tourism sector.
Emma has lived and worked in Kenya for 20 years, initially in her role as Contributing Editor to American House and Garden for UK & East Africa and latterly as an Interior Decorator and Camp Manager to some of the regions’ most iconic lodges including Mahale Greystoke, Laragai House and Elephant Watch Camp Samburu.
Her extensive travels throughout East and Southern Africa have given Emma a very good knowledge of the great variety of cultures, skills, design and customs that this kaleidoscopic part of Africa has to offer.
Jax was born and bought up in Kenya. In 1994 she moved to the UK to study a Masters in Business Administration at Hull University.
In 2001 she returned to Kenya to run the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi where she played a pivotal role in the developing East African contemporary art scene. She joined Interior Idea in 2007.