“The perfect night in New York City was the inspiration behind Love Happens,” says Janet. A simple sketch of a chair in a New York City lounge over cocktails was the beginning of love where the man drawing the chair is now her husband. The desire to posses and create pieces with the same empowerment that Janet felt that night was the inception of her brand—Koket. “It is truly a personal reflection of who I am. Koket offer a glimpse into my world and everything that moves me. It is all of what I believe in, where I have been, and where I will take the brand is closely tied to my personal growth,” she explains.

 “It is truly a personal reflection of who I am. Koket offer a glimpse into my world and everything that moves me”

Through the brand, Janet shares her ma joie de vivre (joy of living) and coquettish frill while empowering customers to follow her lead and take risks to create their own sense of individual style—for themselves, their home and life style. Noted for her impeccable taste, enticing personality and strong love affair with life entailed in a design following, which gave her the confidence to create something unique that was an expression of herself.

Launched in 2010, Koket was established only when Janet felt that the market was ready for something different. “I wanted to cater to women; they are such fascinating beings. Everything from their biological composition to their ability to balance in stiletto heels fascinates me. Women are creatures that cannot truly be defined,” says Janet.

“Through the brand, Janet shares her ma joie de vivre (joy of living) and coquettish frill while empowering customers to follow her lead and take risks to create their own sense of individual style”

Highly influenced by the decorative arts, fashion, flora and fauna, Janet brings bold and daring creations to life. This unique sensibility is fueled by the designer’s unique European sophistication. Born in New York and raised between Europe and US, has given her the ability to garner her experiences to position herself at the centre of the rapidly evolving international luxury brand market. “My selections are always based on what moves me at the moment. I am passionate about the black and gold combination but a vivid pop of colour will always make into my presentations,” she elaborated on her exquisite designs.

 “Using rich colours and textures Koket’s designs reflects luxury and an exquisiteness heightened by the introduction of elements in gold”

Using rich colours and textures, Koket’s designs reflects luxury and an exquisiteness heightened by the introduction of elements in gold. The innate desire to seduce and entice its devotees is perfectly illustrated in Koket’s Guilty Pleasures and Exotic Opulence Collections. It is composed of dramatic statement accent pieces, case goods, upholstery and lighting. The pieces are mesmerising with their magical mineral medley, lux metallics, vibrant jewel tones, exquisite craftsmanship, luscious fabrics, exotic stone, peacock feathers and hand crafted jewellery for the home. “All the design elements and exquisite detailing and materials are part of a woman’s fantasy world. We bring that world into their most private spaces. We understand their desires and needs,” explains Janet.

“All the design elements and exquisite detailing and materials are part of a woman’s fantasy world. We bring that world into their most private spaces. We understand their desires and needs”

With a product range encompassing case goods, upholstery, lighting, soft goods and rugs, the line is manufactured by master artisans and jewellers. Koket’s principal designers are a group of artistic and well-rounded product designers who are led by Janet’s creative eye and strive for perfection. “My design aesthetic is very dramatic. I am a perfectionist in all that I do, touch and say. I have a spot on instinct on trends to come and what people want. My mission at Koket is to inspire my staff to pursue their creativity and perfectionism to its maximum and create highly desirable and empowering statement pieces and present them to our audience in a show stopping way,” explains Janet.

“My design aesthetic is very dramatic. I am a perfectionist in all that I do, touch and say. I have a spot on instinct on trends to come and what people want”

With Janet’s experience and expertise as an Interior Designer, Koket is expanding into a premier life-style brand where it hopes to go beyond furnishings. “We are also launching a design studio offering design services to our retail clients,” says Janet of their future plans.

“We are currently available worldwide through architects, designers and luxury retail shops such as Harrods in London. We feel that Koket will create a wonderful space in Sri Lanka”

“We are currently available worldwide through architects, designers and luxury retail shops such as Harrods in London. We feel that Koket will create a wonderful space in Sri Lanka,” adds Janet Morais on an expressive note.