Life, style, etc. –Smithers Interior News
– Words by Lia Crowe Photographs by Don Denton
To work in aesthetics to be an air hostessNiki, who is also a mother of two teenage daughters, found herself working with her passion for interior design.
Describing how This & That was born, Niki says, “After 10 years in Vancouver, we returned to the island and I casually worked at Sartorial Boutique. Soon after, the idea of a fashion truck came to fruition. In 2017 we launched Haute Wheels Mobile Boutique and in December 2019 the space next to Sartorial became available so I decided to open This & That, basically an extension of what the truck offered. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haute Wheels is in hibernation, but will be back at the Nanaimo Night Market this summer.
And what aspect of Niki’s job excites her the most?
“While we lived in Vancouver, we renovated many houses, we moved 11 times! I am therefore very passionate about interior decoration and [helping to] personalize your space.
When asked to describe her style, Niki says, “My house is very eclectic. For example, a neutral palette with lots of white and subtle pops of color, but we also have a disco ball in the main entrance. Fashion-wise, I’m pretty laid-back; jeans, t-shirt, sneakers. I have yet to come across a romper that I don’t like. I love accessorizing.
Last book read: Become by Michelle Obama.
Reading: Untangled by Lisa Damour.
Favorite day bag: Sticks & Stones belt bag and Neverfull tote.
Favorite Jewelry Designer: David Yourman.
Indulgence needed: A good moisturizer, like Midnight Paloma Everyday Moisturizer.
Scent: black pomegranate by Jo Malone London.
Essential hair product: Yeah leave-in conditioner.
Artwork: Pointed Heart Label.
Period of time: 1970s.
Favorite Cocktail: Paloma.
Preferred city: Los Angeles.
Favorite place in the whole world: My house.
Story courtesy of Boulevard magazinea publication of Black Press Media