"An interior designer who takes his passion and creativity to a whole new level..." according to The Star Newspaper! So this is my story.
Born in Malaysia and educated in Malaysia and the United Kingdom, my first employment as an interior designer was in 1989. I later pursued my education in the UK and have lived there ever since 1991. I hold a Masters Degree from De Montfort University, Leicester
You may ask what Nik’s style is. Easy! My style is fresh, warm, luxurious and contemporary with an arty twist providing laid back glamour with bespoke artwork and furnishings.
Known for creating easy to live with modern schemes through my lively, playful and sensual approach, I believe that with a little careful planning, design classics and budget can be combined to dazzling effect. In all my work there is a focus on statement styling. This styling makes use of colours, textures and collectables as well as an awareness of good lighting that defines a space and creates different moods.
However, the importance of your lifestyle within your intimate spaces is the design I’m focusing on. The layout of your home has to be planned just for your traffic flow with some areas not to be seen directly by your guests. Let the WOW factor of the rooms to be left to the imagination!
I can tailor a project to work with the largest and smallest of budgets. It is designed for your taste, your budget and your lifestyle.
In 2012, I registered Nik A Ramli Enterprise in Malaysia which will showcase various self designed products such as soft furnishings, publications and interior design talks.
I have been lucky to be able to share in the media my expertise and my love for design and other creative activities. I have appeared alongside some of the UK’s most popular BBC and Channel 4 TV presenters at the Concept For Living sponsored Home And Garden Show. I once designed BBC radio DJ Chris Moyles' home storage solutions. I have provided consultation for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and former ‘Casualty’ star Georgina Bouzova's London home on an interior emergency to save one of her rooms from design disaster. I was also selected as the conceptual designer for Indian actor Sri Chiranjeevi for his bungalow project in Hyderabad, India. One of the most interesting aspects of my work was my involvement in a project, organised by Madame Tussauds in association with London’s Ideal Home Show, to design a bathroom for stars such as Simon Cowell, Jenifer Lopez and George Clooney. I was asked to provide a critique of the submitted designs, featured in an interior design video.
Away from my interior design work, I'm also a keen producer of pop art inspired, brightly coloured line drawings and collage artwork. An avid music fan, I have written a music biography celebrating the musical journey of my all time favourite American singer, Donna Summer. This first book by me, 'Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On – A Tribute' was The Book Awards Printed Book Winner October 2014 - The People's Book Awards. I have also interviewed a number of personalities in the arts world for my book and my US magazine column called 'A Conversation With Interior Designer Nik A Ramli'.
From here, I hope you will get to know me a little. Please browse the site and let’s work together to achieve the WOW factor for your home and your business.
Concept For Living Home & Garden 'Shhh... Seduction At 4.00 AM'
Concept For Living Home & Garden 'Future Deluxe'
The Cank Street Gallery Open Art Exhibition
West End Gallery The Winter Show
RTM TV2 'Fresh Brew'
RTM TVi 'Inspirasi & Idea'
TV3 'Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI)'
ASTRO Astro Oasis 'Sunnah Home'
TV9 'Nasi Lemak Kopi O (NLKO)'
TV9 '9 Soalan'
BBC Two 'Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes'
RTM TV2 '(HOT) Hello On Two'
NTV7 'The Breakfast Show'
Channel 4 'Property Ladder'
Talk Radio Europe
King’s Lynn International
Mid West Radio
Bernama Radio 24
For full collection of my press coverage visit In The Press page.