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Eiko Okura
Eiko Okura

Eiko Okura

Denver, CO USA

"I don't think that success is something you reach at one point when you're 88 or 92; it's an everyday, every moment practice."

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Eiko's work combines: Design, Environment & Nature, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Interior Designer

I create a place of refuge with timeless beauty and quiet simplicity, using methods of eastern and western healing arts.

My Day to Day

I am an Interior Designer who integrates the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui into clients’ homes and businesses. My simple and elegant way of creating a special place is based on my life principles – joy, ease, and contentment.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Tezukayama Gakuin University, Japan

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Majored in aesthetics/art philosophy in Japan, but quickly realized her major was not particularly marketable in the job industry.

  • 2.

    While she was in this in-between state, she found herself constantly rearranging her furniture to calm her.

  • 3.

    Realized that this practice of designing her home was what she wanted to do with her life, went into interior design.

  • 4.

    Moved to the U.S. to pursue more design opportunities; got a stroke of luck, found a job right before her visa expired.

  • 5.

    Says that deciding to go into interior design was not a "long, philosophical conversation" with herself-her passion was obvious.

  • 6.

    Believes most of our interests should be obvious, but we complicate them; once you're grounded, you can "see what emerges."

  • 7.

    Says her "North Star" in her designs is her virtue; in her career and her personal life, she tries to do what feels right and honest.

  • 8.

    Doesn't believe that you should tune out others' advice, but says you should always put your own voice above the others.