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MARCH 13, 2024

Ghana-based luxury interior design firm EllenDavis Interior Design has been honoured with the Best Residential Interior Apartment in Africa award at the prestigious International Property Awards held in London on the 22nd of February 2024.

The award was in recognition of the company’s impressive interior design work on the Palm Court project, which involved the renovation of a 3-bedroom apartment over a period of 1 month.

The International Property Awards celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry from around the world.

“It is truly humbling to be recognized on an international stage for our work. This award marks a significant milestone in our career and is a reflection of the tireless efforts of our hardworking team and the unwavering support of our clients who trust our commitment to quality, design and service” says Belle Yemofio, Founder and Creative Director of EllenDavis Interior Design.

Visit Citi Newsroom to read more.

FEBRUARY 23, 2024

Professor Amevi Acakpovi, the acting vice chancellor of Accra Technical University, says the institution has received accreditation to run masters programmes to broaden the frontiers of education.

He said out of the 25 masters programmes the University applied to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, nine had been partially accredited to start in the next academic year which includes MS in Interior Design Technology.

Visit Modern Ghana Website to read more.

FEBRUARY 20, 2024

An overview of becoming an interior designer, detailing the profession’s evolution, different specializations (commercial, residential, specialist), and the skills required. It emphasizes the importance of training and education in interior design and highlights the growing demand for professionals in this field in Ghana. The article also suggests ways to gain experience, like internships and working on small projects, and recommends using certain design apps and platforms for learning and inspiration.

Visit Graphic Online to read more

NOVEMBER 01, 2023

Recognizing Hosts who offer stand out homes with iconic architecture and interiors.

Nana’s home was built in 1965 and with many homes of that time having been bought up by developers and demolished to make way for high rise condos, it is one of the few well-maintained homes of the mid-century modern period in Accra. Nana remembers visiting the building site, at the age of 5 when the home was being built by her parents. So when it was passed on to her and her brother, she renovated it with a commitment to keeping and improving original features such as the terrazzo floors and the tropical glass louver windows. She also upcycled pieces like the 70’s era wooden furniture.

Using local artisans and local material, Nana converted two rooms into Airbnb listings, including the studio that was formerly a storeroom. “Creativity is an intrinsic part of my DNA,” says Nana who has been a Superhost for 8 years – the length of time she has been hosting. When describing what inspires her she says:

“I am inspired by nature, by balance, simplicity and harmony; by the effect that colour has on emotion and mood; by the juxtaposition of color, patterns and natural materials and textures. I am drawn to spaces that have an indoor/outdoor aesthetic, where the outdoors feels like part of the internal space. I love the richness of our Ghanaian pageantry and West African fabrics from Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria. Functional design, good execution and attention to detail is also inspiring to me.”

Nana, who is a realtor with interior design skills, got the idea of hosting on Airbnb from her son, Henry. She thought it would be the perfect way to give visitors to Ghana a unique experience while earning a little bit of extra income. A self-confessed “global nomad” and informed by her years of following her diplomatic parents around the world, Nana felt she had a good sense of recognising guests’ needs and preferences. Her love of great design, art and discovering new cultures has clearly helped too! She has hosted many guests from every continent including numerous solo, female travellers, some of whom have not visited Africa before. She goes out of her way to ensure they feel safe and comfortable, while respecting their privacy in a home away from home. One guest said in her review: “Nana’s place is for everyone but I highly recommend it for solo travellers. It felt just like home.”

Guests typically comment on the beautiful, functional and intentional design of the space, the sense of comfort, the efficient use of space and the serenity of being surrounded by nature. According to her guests, Nana is “ a kind soul who served as the perfect ambassador to Accra.” She has created “a gem”, “a haven” and “a small oasis in the heart of Accra”.

Visit Airbnb Newsroom to read more.


Bright Yaw Hodzor, CEO of Kaprisky Creations GH, won the 2023 40 Under 40 Award for Architecture and Interior Design in Ghana. The award, organized by Xodus Communications in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, recognizes influential young business leaders under forty. Hodzor, known for his expertise in interior and exterior painting, has worked with prominent clients and is dedicated to nurturing young talent in the arts.

Visit Modern Ghana Online Article to read more.

DECEMBER 10, 2022

Eyetsa Ocloo has taken the African culture to heart and believes that good interior design is all about telling stories. The Ghanian designer portrays the richness of Africa through her individual style.

You can watch the interview on DW In Focus

JULY 13, 2016

Natalie Anderson, a talented Ghanaian designer who creates authentic Ghanaian designs. Despite initially aspiring to study vehicle design, Anderson found her calling in industrial design and interior architecture.

Her company, Design Express, has undertaken significant projects, including designing Vodafone Ghana’s corporate headquarters. Anderson emphasizes using locally sourced materials and is dedicated to defining and promoting contemporary Ghanaian design.

Visit Graphic Online to read more.