Radiant and glowing, the former actress, now turned interior design student, Nikki Gil-Albert, spends most of her days at home focusing on what matters most: family. “I have just entered a new phase of motherhood after giving birth to our second a few months ago,” she speaks fondly of her youngest child, Maddie. “It’s been eat, (no) sleep, repeat for my baby girl and daily online classes for my preschooler, Finn.” With her hands full taking care of two little tots, it’s a wonder she has time to dedicate to her other work – singing, hosting, and interior design collabs, like her latest collection of children's furniture with Winks Furniture. Reading has been her respite and one of her favourite ways to unwind. “When I’m not doing the occasional hosting and social media work, I try to squeeze in some “me time” by reading a few pages. It has definitely kept me sane this season!” Read on to learn more about her own decorative style and what sits on her bookshelf.
How would you describe your decorating style?
“I like clean lines, neutral tones and organic textures—wood, stone, linen. In terms of design, I find that I am attracted to the modern aesthetic. I am also enjoying the biophilic design trend—big picture windows to let in natural light and landscaping you can appreciate from the inside.”
Where is this bookshelf located? Is this also where you like to read?
“This bookshelf is located in my home office. This is where I used to read but with the new baby, it has been so much easier to get a few pages in by reading from my Kindle in bed in the dark. But every once in a while, I escape to this room for a few minutes of peace and to breathe in the heavenly scent of old books.”