Speed Dating is a series where we get to know some of our favorite brand evangelists, whether they’re artists, designers, entrepreneurs, activists, or full-time parents! Today in the hot seat is Albie Buabeng (@albieknows), a designer who launched her own online interior design & concierge shopping service to help people maximize their budgets for their design dreams.

I specialize in connecting the decor obsessed & home shopaholics with beautiful pieces & functional design to transform their ordinary spaces into extraordinary dreamscapes. When not neck deep in mood boards, space renderings, and edits of my first book, you can find me adjusting to life in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and daughter, binge-watching Netflix originals, and spending entirely way too much time shopping online.”

We asked Albie to sit back and relax on the Logan Sofa in Charcoal and answer some of our burning questions.

Round 1:
Lightning Round

woman laying on black sofa with a book

What is your hometown?
Brooklyn, NY

What show(s) are you currently binging?
‘Vikings’, ‘The Last Kingdom’, ‘Sneaky Pete’, and ‘Animal Kingdom’ are my latest binges in between ‘Game of Thrones’

What’s your lucky number?
I’d like to think it’s the number 8, but my favorite number is 20!

Are you an early bird or night owl?
Definitely an early bird, if I had it my way

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Quavo from Migos

What’s your dream vacation destination?

What do you collect, if anything?
I used to collect bottle caps as a kid but now, nothing but debt. LOL!

What is your life’s motto?
Everything happens for a reason.

Round 2:

Beer or wine?

Springsteen or Jay-Z?

Stripes or solids?

Cats or dogs?

Favorite color and least favorite color?
Don’t really have faves but I love blue and could do without purple

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Neopolitan… yes, all three flavors but only together, LOL

Favorite junk food?
Cheese doodle puffs

Favorite song to sing in the shower?
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston definitely comes up often but I’m pretty random when singing in the shower

Favorite smell?
L’Homme YSL Cologne

Round 3:
Don’t Even Go There…

room with white bed, paintings, black sofa, mirror and side table

What’s the most embarrassing song we could find in your music collection?
‘Glee’ mashups, LOL… season soundtracks to be precise

If you could be on one reality show which one would it be?
None of em… even though I’d love my own home design show

What’s a hidden talent you have?
I used to play the piano and flute, and with a music sheet, I could probably still play

Who is your style icon?
It’s a tie between Traci Ellis Ross, Shay Mitchell, and Ellarie Noel

Who would you want to play in the movie version of your life?
Kyla Pratt, but you’re more than welcome to call Traci Ellis Ross first, LOL

left image of woman sitting on bed and right image is a bed with pillows, paintings and a lamp

Round 4:
Sinner or Saint?

What’s your guilty pleasure?
I feel not guilt, LOL, although once upon a time it would’ve been Reality TV

What is your spirit animal?

What superpower would you want and why?
None because then people would want me to save them, LOL… secretly though, I’d love to be able to slow down time

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Whew, I have a few, but what takes the cake is people who ask me things that they could easily Google

Who is the most famous person you follow on Twitter or Instagram?
I think it’s Shonda Rhimes

Who is the most famous person that follows you on Twitter or Instagram?
Shavonda Gardner

If you could have drinks with any 3 people, living or dead, who would they be?
Barack Obama, my dad, and Shonda Rhimes

Apt2B Products Featured: Logan Sofa in CHARCOAL | Everett Upholstered Bed in LINEN NATURAL

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