Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to enhance a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space-according to Wikipedia.
Prime House Interiors, is a local interior design company formed by Roston Maliazo in 2011 with the aim of redefining the interior spaces in Kenya and across the boarders through their innovative and state of the art designs.
Their ingenuity in designing spaces that keeps clients overwhelmed has inevitably drawn attention to them across the country.
“A display gives an interior its character, shapes it perspectives and communicates the moods of an environment,” says Mr. Maliazo during an interview with StartUp Magazine at his office at Mountain Mall, opposite Garden City along Thika Road.
Studies indicate that interior design can create aesthetic appeal in virtually all parts of a home or office space. Prime House Interiors Ltd is composed of a skillful and creative team with vast experiences in different aspects of interior design and décor.
With ability to know the tastes and preferences of every client who comes in contact with the team, Prime House Interiors ltd prides itself in transforming people’s lives through transforming spaces that people work or live in.
Our approach includes accompanying our Clients right through the project timeline: i.e. from the initial conceptualization through completion of the Project. This includes Project Conceptualization, Architectural Drawings Production, 3D Renders Production, Budget Making, production of construction documents, materials & product sourcing, Furniture and Decorative Item selections and general project coordination; always with precision, professionalism, attention to detail, exceptional customer service and demonstrated expertise in project management skills. Prime house ultimate goal is to ensure that the client’s vision is delivered to meet his or her expectations on time and budget.
Proper interior design helps to ensure that an office or living space fulfill its purpose, he adds.
Mr. Maliazo came to realize that he had a passion in interior design and décor after having tried doing several things which didn’t work well for him but eventually led him to discovering his passion in interior design. Today he has successfully established a dynamic interior design company under the name Prime House Interiors ltd.
“The love for beautiful spaces I would see around when visited malls and other commercial buildings kindled my passion. I was fascinated by the interiors of the buildings especially suspended gypsum ceilings and I kept wondering how I could execute this on my own,” he said.
This prompted me join jua kali sector and I started doing mjengo with an aim of learning the art of making and creating beautiful spaces. I earned meagre payment from the construction job but my desire was to learn the craft much as he could.
He later teamed up with a friend to start an interior design company but his friend opted out. This motivated him to start his own. By this time, he had a better knowledge of interior design having worked on a handful of projects.
He bootstrapped his company based on the networks and clientele based he had created as a casual laborer.
The entrepreneur was once employed in a pharmaceuticals firm but resigned to pursue his passion in entrepreneurship which has eventually paid off.
Starting with a few clients, Prime House Interiors has grown in leaps and bounds over time serving a diversified clientele base.
“I started it alone and I would hire 1 o 2 guys on a casual basis to help me when I had a small project. After 3 years in the industry I registered Prime House Interiors as a business entity. At this point our trust in our clients grew up and we started getting referrals,” he says.
The company now prides itself in having a dedicated and skillful team of experts who can handle any kind of project big or small ranging from commercial to residential spaces.
Mr. Maliazo is the lead designer at the firm having learned everything on the job. He also researches widely to stay ahead of the curve. “We have a strategic approach to everything we do and we treat clients with keenness. Once we get a project we try and do to the best of our knowledge and trends in the market, and in the end, we surpass client’s expectations. This probably explains why we have repeated businesses and growth through referrals,” he shares on the journey.
“Our job is to transform the lives of our clients through what we do and we have to do it well,” notes the entrepreneur. “This has worked magic for us because when a client is happy they act as good ambassadors for your brand.”
Over time, he has learned importance nuances that will help one stay ahead of the game as an entrepreneur. “You have to be passionate, highly driven and resilient to challenges for you to thrive. Be honest and deliver on your promises,” he advises.
Going forward the firm aims to expand and establish a footprint in the sector as well as venture into real estate in the long run.