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Hi, I’m N’Ckyola (AKA Nikki). I started Xtraordinary by Design in 2006 to help people decorate their homes & offices on a budget. Since then I have seen a transformation in client’s lifestyles & mindset about their homes & the items they love. I began to see that more than buying “stuff” and following trends, most people really want to have what they love & love what they have. Because of this, I shifted my focus – my goal with Xtraordinary by Design is to bring great style home by consciously decorating for the people and for the planet. With a focus on Green Design, I work with you to help you reuse and up-cycle what you truly love, recycle what you don’t, and find the right pieces to polish off your space in your own unique style.

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You have a unique ability to use my own things and make them look great. I don’t know how you do it, but I love that!

Darlene Cypress, TX Decorating

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How to Create a Beautiful Sustainable Living Room
Sustainable Living Rooms
Following up on my Living Room Layout Guide I wanted to show you a practical way to create a beautiful sustainable living room. There are 3 things I hear regularly when it comes to sourcing an eco-friendly interior. 1. It's hard to find great looking items that are "sustainable" Shopping sustainably is as hard as it seems. Believe it or not, there are retailers large & small, well-known & hidden gems that are dedicated to environmental & social responsibility. ... read more ❯

10 Simple & Affordable Sustainable Kitchen Essentials
Do you ever think "I'd go green if it weren't so expensive"? If you are a home cook, you may even think the only way to be sustainable in the kitchen is through your food choices. Think again, my friend!  The tools you choose to use in your kitchen can be a quick & easy way to transition to the green life. Here are 10 simple & affordable Sustainable Kitchen Essentials to get you started. 1. Wood Cutting Board What... read more ❯

Recovering From Hurricane Harvey
Houston is the biggest small town in the world. For as big as we are, we know no strangers.  In the past week, Hurricane Harvey dumped a ton of water on Texas - trillions of gallons.  While most of our city (and many surrounding areas including our neighbors to the south & east) is underwater, many of our friends, family & neighbors who were flooded out of their homes are headed home to assess the damage... read more ❯

How To Plan Your Living Room Layout
Everyone I know wants to walk into their homes at the end of the day and feel a sense relief, take in the air & say "ahhh it's SO good to be home, love every corner they see, feel safe & comfy cozy.  I know I do too! Other than our bedrooms & offices (whether we work from home, on the go, or in corporate spaces), we spend the most time in our living rooms.  Watching... read more ❯

Backyard Makeover Update: The Patio Extension
Hey y'all!  It's been a while since I've updated you on what's been going on around the 4th house.  Since I got the green light to kick off the boot & start walking again, I have been busy trying get things back to "normal" around here. Remember my excitement at participating in the One Room Challenge again this spring?  I was happy to find a way to join in even though I had a broken foot... read more ❯

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