Home office ‘Green spring’

Home office 'Green spring'

Task lamp
560 SAR – jonathanadler.com

Grandin Road wall art
595 SAR – grandinroad.com

Americanflat framed wall art
260 SAR – kohls.com

sugar paper Classic Desk Calendar
230 SAR – saksfifthavenue.com

LSA International glass vase
210 SAR – amara.com

Kate spade office supply
105 SAR – macys.com

Umbra white wall clock
94 SAR – kohls.com

Kate Spade gold pencil holder
90 SAR – nordstrom.com

H M scented candle
37 SAR – hm.com

Campaign desk
2,020 SAR – onekingslane.com

Pottery barn furniture
1,045 SAR – potterybarn.com

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Reading in March week 1

Hello again,

I am sharing some ideas that I have been loving from other blogs, sites and magazines this week. Do have look at them they are very inspiring.

1. Lovely outdoor beds shared by Censational girl these beds are super fun and best part they are outdoors well for a place as hot as Saudi Arabia they are not very ideal but if someone still wants them in their outdoor they can put them under a shaded area you can also make your shaded area by planting some greens that will make it even more relaxing.

https://centsationalgirl.com/2016/03/daydreaming-outdoor-beds/

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2. Night stand styling tips by designer Jennifer Koper are just simply amazing something that anyone can try and make their night stand look fab and functional.

http://houseandhome.com/gallery/how-to-style-your-night-table/

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3. The third reading really did get me exciting as here in Saudi Arabia there is not much of natural light coming in the rooms which I am sure is the problem with the cold countries even though Middle east have ample days of sun and is a hot zone the houses here in Saudi Arabia have very dark rooms with little sunlight coming in one reason is because of the culture to practice privacy from outside. So this articles helps us how we can light up a dark space without even breaking a wall.

http://www.popsugar.com/home/Tips-Brightning-Dark-Room-34700579?stream_view=1#photo-40412311Check-Your-Lighting

4. The last one is from Inside Out magazine issue love the idea of a small bathroom made to look so stylish and beautiful.

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So this is all folks stay tuned for some more design inspirations.

 

 

 

Romantic rental apartment Iceland

Hi everyone,

Soon the winters are going to end for this year and spring is going to start well right now its the transition phase so we can get ready for spring..(happy).

Spring does remind of some romance the colours, flowers and the pleasant weather so today I am sharing with you all a beautiful rental apartment which is in a town of Akureyri, Iceland. I am in LOVE with the beautiful interiors. I am not a fan of classic or european style but the way this apartment have been designed with such beautiful detail its just gorgeous.

This is what the website said which I am just quoting here:

“Old world elegance and country charm. This straightforward apartment space is a simple canvas that has been transformed with great design and a light touch.

With a romantic and peaceful design plan and an enlightened mix of texture, muted earth tones and antique decor, Romantic Iceland apartment is a breath of fresh air. Simple and refined, the apartment features dramatic, dark wood floors with a textured and aged color palette that invokes old Europe.

Bathed in light with pure white accents, the alternating dark palette creates a dramatic and elegant effect. Designed by one of Iceland’s leading interior designers, Rut Karadottir, in collaboration with a local decorator, Audur Skuladotti this is a complete yet subtle overhaul.

Tranquil and inviting, the large fireplace hearth anchors the main living area which is furnished in 18th century period antiques and a graceful central chandelier. Luxurious lilac colors and earthy wood grained dining and area tables punctuate the minimalist design which can accommodate gatherings of six.

The kitchen is an uncomplicated and sleek upgrade with marble countertops and stainless appliances along with a cool pink refrigerator and is fully equipped.

The master bedroom features a king-size canopy bed and a graceful free standing bathtub for a serene and unexpected pleasure. The additional bedroom is bright and simple and sleeps two while the attached guesthouse below is a departure in tone and style and feels almost beachy in comparison. Pebble floors and simple clapboard accents and whitewashed interiors lend it a bright and uncomplicated flavor. With two twin beds this is a cozy addition to the main house.”

(boutiquehomes.com)

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Mood Boards for Month of March 2015

This months trend is all about geometric pattern and and use of clean geometric lines. Geometric style gives a very modern contemporary look to a space and makes the space look fun and at the same time sleek in style.

Mood board from Emirates Home

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Love the colors of turquoise, blue and mint green mixed with purple accents and geometric prints and texture.

Mood board from Adore Magazine.

                       Mood board from Adore Magazine.

Just Love the geometric patterns and the hexagonal shape used in the furniture.

Mood Board from Adore Magazine

                         Mood Board from Adore Magazine

Lilac the perfect color for simple luxury and one of my personal favorite. When used with white and gold or copper accents creates the magic of luxury.

Floor Seating ..Twist in the Majlis

Living in the Arab land has made me love the idea of using a Majlis. Majlis is an arabic word which means “a place for seating” it is also a term used to describe a place where guests are received and entertained. The most traditional way of majlis is the floor seating seen in the arab world. But floor seating is just not part of the arab culture it is also part of traditional homes in India, China, Japan and Morocco as well.

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The idea of using floor seating need not be just traditional we can always modify the setting and make it look modern and simple. I know when I say the word Majlis you may imagine the traditional arabic seating which you might see in a typical saudi family home. Today I will share with you the idea of using floor seating in your homes and how it can make your space look modern and chic.

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One of the main plus point of using a floor seating is that its very affordable and makes the room look airy. Its also child safe if you have small crawling babies in the house there is no fear of them falling down form the sofas. You can easily leave them in the living room and let them play around.

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Its really easy to decorate a living room with a floor seating idea what you will need are some cushions and low height coffee table. With the use of cushions you can create different moods they also help in adding color and  texture to your space and also make your seating look more welcoming.

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The other easy ways of creating a floor seating is you can use a mattress and cover them with a nice sheet and throw some pillows and cushions on them. Or you can just use big size floor cushions or poufs which are easily available in the market in wide range of variety. You can stack some floor cushions on the corner that can be picked up when there is a larger gathering.

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I think floor seatings are fun and a very practical to use. You can also have small corner made in the children’s room where they can read a book or play games or you can also create a corner for yourself where you can just sit back or lie down and relax in the day time.

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Let me know what you think of the idea of using a floor seating. You can email me on designingdedesert@gmail.com or just comment below the post. For more floor seating ideas you can visit my pinterest just click on the link given below.

http://www.pinterest.com/designingdedese/floor-seating/

Photo credit: Photos are taken from different website, Houzz, Pinterest and various other sources.

Living in Black and White

Hello everyone today I will be sharing with you the trend of using Black and White in your homes. Black and white is considered to be a classic yet a modern combination which can add elegance to your space. Its a timeless design color which have been found in the history of design and thus considered as a classic combination. Black and white is also considered as long term style investment. It is easily available in shops and abundance of options is available to choose from in interiors and decor shops.

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Black and white trend was first started in early eighties which was first seen in the fashion world and later was followed by the interior world. In 1920, Coco Channel had invented the timeless little black dress around the same time the trend was brought by the modernist into the interiors as black furniture was placed against the plain white walls.

The use of white and black in decorating can create a stunning and dramatic decor. There’s a rule in decorating that says that “every room can use a touch of black.” Using the color black adds a focal point of color that grounds, anchors, and adds a sophisticated look to a room.FullSizeRender

Black in accessories, light fixtures, trims, paint, or in one bold piece of furniture will help to catch the eye and sharpen any decorating scheme. It will serve as an outline that sets off specific areas or objects. Black by itself is striking! But to get real drama and spark, pair black with white. The use of black and white in decorating gives a fresh, clean, and unquestionably sophisticated and elegant look to any room. Black and white are a perfect color combination for any decorating style. If you’re afraid of using just black and white, add variety by adding areas of yellow, pink, camel, red, or purple for a striking look. Keeping black and white prominent, this preserves the elegant effect.

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Walls painted stark white or a soft, ivory white serve as a perfect background for framed photographs, prints, and other artwork. Choose dark wood or painted black frames. Select stark black and white matting for your artwork or add a punch of color with red, gold, or black mats.

A small room is a great place to choose to use black and white as the main color scheme. A powder room or small bathroom looks elegant with a black marble countertop, white sink, and shiny gold accessories and fixtures. Trim lush terry towels with black ribbon or braid for a custom look without much work.

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When shopping for fabrics, keep an eye out for colorful prints or plaids with touches of black. And there’s definitely still a place for colour when designing monochrome interiors! In fact adding a splash of colour to a black and white theme can freshen it and add appeal. Then add more black to the room with lamps, table trims, frames and mats, pillows, and door and hardware.

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The use of grey color can soften the overall sharpness of a black and white palette, such as in the couch, a throw, or cushions. Fabric elements such as these add texture, which helps to create depth.

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The blogger Holly Becker from Decor8 blog suggest using black and white with plants, fur throws, warm wooden furniture and accents, woven baskets and flowers, as they help in making the space look warm and add character.

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Other simple ways of using black and white would be just paint your accent wall in simple modern style stripes this will give a nice look to your space and mix some color of your choice in the accessorize and fabrics. The other thing that needs to be kept in mind for using black and white is there should be a good source of sunlight in the room this will add little openness in the space.

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Easy and simple to use try it in your next home renovation, use black and white try to make that as your base color. Experiment and play with other colors and textures. Hope you liked the ideas and enjoyed reading my post.

Sources:

http://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/interiors/interiors-black-and-white-attitude-30633698.html

http://interiordec.about.com/od/stylesofdecor/a/a_styleblkwhite.htm

http://blog.adairs.com.au/blog/trend-alert/monochrome-interior-décor

http://decor8blog.com

Photos taken from various websites on the internet.

Small and Calm Sea Inspired Apartment

This is my first post so I am really excited to share with you all my ideas and thoughts about this 49 square meter condo in a city away from the beach which has been designed by Van Acuna who have successfully worked on the beautiful concept of the beach by decorating with sea inspired accents and decor and have used a blue color geometric wallpaper on the wall of the living room and painted the walls blue and white in color making the apartment look calming and relaxing.

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The wall color is inspired by the water and the sky. The other base color used in the apartment is white which is also used in the walls and the furniture is also kept white which gives a nice refreshing and airy feeling. The upholstery used by the designers is in ivory and linen which are also the colors of the beach.

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It doesn’t matter if your home is small you can always try to plan things out and make the space feel like how you want by selecting the right colors and furniture. If you have a small room try to make it look more airy and spacious by using white as your base color as it reflects light and make the space look bigger. Use of mirror also help in creating the illusion of bigger space.

So next time if you have a small room and want to renovate or are moving into a new place which is not very big THINK BIG!!

 

 

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