I AM MEDINA KING
Medina King is an award-winning interior designer and owner of MK Kids Interiors; designing children’s spaces worldwide.
Spending her childhood on the beautiful island of Jamaica and learning English there, honed a passion within Medina for words and storytelling. Slang or the local dialect; broken English was never allowed.
ABOUT MEDINA KING
Medina returned to the UK for secondary and tertiary education, where she graduated from the renown University of the Arts – London College of Communication, earning a BA Honors in Interior Design.
Finding a job in the interior design industry during the peak of the 2009 economic slump, as well as being a black designer with an accent, was proving to be difficult. Medina decided to create her own business and job for herself, which birthed of MK Kids Interiors.
Since starting the business from nothing, no capital, and no referrals, Medina has worked with various Middle Eastern Royal families, as well as dignitaries from other parts of the world. MK Kids Interiors most recently won the Herman Miller Design and Innovation Award for the Power list Black Excellence Award 2021. In 2018 she won the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award. Medina has made appearances on The Voice Newspaper, and BBC London radio. Medina has been a guest speaker at The Autumn Fair, The Ideal Home Show and most recently at Grand Designs Live in October 2022.
Despite all her achievements, things at home were different. In 2020 Medina realized that she was suffering from psychological abuse and had a traumatic divorce, which resulted in the loss of everything that was familiar. Medina wants to use her story to bring awareness to her community on domestic abuse and to empower women, who have been victims of domestic abuse, to move on and live successful lives.