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INIFD ACADEMY OF INTERIORS MENTORS

twinkle khanna

(Celebrity Chief Mentor, Academy of Interiors)

The beautiful and elegant Tina “Twinkle Khanna”, a former lead actress herself with super-hits like Baadshah with Shahrukh Khan, Mela with Aamir Khan and many other bollywood blockbusters, author of “Mrs. Funnybones”, the Legend of Lakshmi Prasad & the latest best selling non fiction book Pyjamas are Forgiving is the wife of bollywood action hunk, ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, and daughter of the great Rajesh Khanna and the ultra-glamorous Dimple Kapadia.
One of the most high-end interior designers in India. A Knack for the right colors, textures and sketches got her going when she interned at the age of 16 with a Mumbai based architect.
Putting it together: to cater to her style, ‘The White Window’ stocks up on artistic, creative and Twinkle’s personal preferences of lighting, decor, art, crockery, glassware, silverware, gifts etc.
Accolades: The White Window has won the prestigious Elle Decor International Design award, by the world’s leading home decor magazine Elle Decor for the best wall finishes and coverings, and the Society Interiors Award.

Sara Corker

(Interior Design & Styling)

Spent 25 years within the design industry. She trained at the American Intercontinental University in London. A qualified teacher, trained Colour Therapist and Project Manager. She alternates between working with her own design company (Sara Corker Designs), teaching and writing courses, She regularly writes articles for the Industry and has just finished writing her book on ‘How to set up a successful Interior business’ – something that she is passionate about. Sara is a Member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and is on the Membership committee.

Sarah Manning

Visual Merchandiser

Window Creator of New Dubai Airport, Harrords & Selfridges. 20 years Visual Merchandising experience working for London stores; Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer. Owns freelance Visual Merchandising Company since 2006, working for Harvey Nichols, Jaeger, Zara, Evans Cycles, GHD, Hasbro, Hallmark, John Smedley, Triumph Lingerie, Braun, Kenwood and Delonghi. Sarah also lectures on visual merchandising course at UAL London College of Fashion.

Simon Askew

Visual Marchandiser

Simon Askew is professional visual merchandising tutor with over twenty five years working in the retail sector. Simon began his career working for Sainsburys Supermarkets, a major multiple retailer in the UK before moving to Selfridges in London to specialise in the luxury retail sector. He has also worked at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge one of the world most prestigious retail stores. Simon was also selected for the Retail Masters forum held at Oxford Business School. Now working independently, Simon has begun working with a strong list of well known retail companies based in fashion, food and home offering his professional services and experience from his work in the last twenty five years.

Monica Khanna

Interior Designer

The astute Interior Designer Monica Khanna is the only woman to have designed two of the most Exotic Trains in India - ‘The Palace on Wheels’ and ‘The Royal Orient’. The opulence of both the trains makes it among the most luxurious trains of the world.

She has also worked on the projects for Rajasthan Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Citibank, Royal Orchid hotels, as well as many hospitality resorts and hotels, expats, industrialists and individual residences that won her accolades, awards and recognition. She is the principal designer to a team of architects and interior designers at ‘Monica Khanna Designs’. Her expertise also extends to sustainable design and intelligent homes

She has been featured in all the leading magazines and newspapers like India Today, Inside Outside, Elle Décor, Business India, Better Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Garden, Society Interiors, Better Interiors, Deccan Herald, India Today Homes, Food and Hospitality World, Design Matrix, HT, Mumbai/Delhi Times, Asian Age and many more.

Twinkle Khanna

Celebrity Mentor

Sara Corker

Interior Design & Styling

Sarah Manning

Visual Merchandiser

Simon Askew

Visual Marchandiser

Monica Khanna

Interior Designer

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