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Zen Bedroom

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Sleep requires peace. Peace requires calm. Calm requires harmony. Harmony requires thoughtful organisation. See how this 150 square foot bedroom speaks perfection in detail.

 

Our design exercise involved creating a bedroom balanced with daily activity space and a secluded sleeping area. The client wished to retain the largest piece in the room- the king sized bed. Having pulled down an old wardrobe, we had an extra niche in the bedroom…

So, cleverly, we oriented the room vertically. This addressed two concerns- giving the king bed its private corner and transitioning from activity to sleep zone. And we achieved this by placing a two seater recliner upholstered in linen. The initial plan was for a couch. But the client loved the idea of kicking their feet up while watching Tv!

 

Speaking of zones, we created a television wall- dressed with a smart chest of drawers in chocolate stain. The glass top of this chest created a display counter for decor and accessories. With travel souvenirs and family pictures, the corner has transformed into the most cherished niche of the house!

Now that the bedroom is orderly, we move to the finer details… The client wanted relaxing artwork for the walls. However, we thought of pulling together the room by creating one entire wall into art! So came the backdrop of Japanese orchid flowers. With this backdrop, we added a sparkling soft texture to the rest of the walls with coordinating wallpaper in pastel pink. Now the room looked more relaxing than ever!

 

Accessorizing the windows and floor was a blend of texture and pattern studies. We wanted a geometric pattern for the room in addition to the floral wall. But at the same time, had to keep harmony between the window and art wall. So, we threw a geometric patterned rose colored rug in a combination of silk and wool.

 

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Let’s move to the cushy end… the bed comes with its two night stands, in Teak wood. But we always want more! We added a twist to the bedside corner. By placing two wooden trays atop the nightstands and two Japanese- inspired tilting lamps on the headrest, we now have a personal butler table on each side!

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Our job is done here. We let our happy client read under the quirky lamps and relax in the zen bedroom.

keep styling and keep smiling!

 

Beach inspired living room

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What does an amazing view want? A cozy, relaxed sit out for enjoying your time...

This Beach- inspired Living Room has the perfect welcome design. With hues of blue and white against a grey- beige backdrop, the room is relaxed and well dressed at the same time.

This 216 square foot living room needed an update. 

The client wanted to retain the wall lights and the Persian silk rug. All of the furniture was styled to give a classy yet casual look. And the handcrafted rubber wood expandable center table was the show stopper! This gave us our color palate- Smoked brown with a hint of grey. 

We picked tinges of blue from the antique Persian rug and gave it a twist. The result- duck egg blue for the drapes and cool aqua upholstery for the sofas. To create interest in the room, we introduces two reading chairs in off- white with a watercolor floral print. Now throwing cushions was easy!

Moving to add decor and accessories was interesting. We wanted to avoid metal into this calm setting. So, we used a beautiful glass mirrored dish and a wooden tray with lacquered handles- both of which are handcrafted.

A fresh bunch of bamboo stalks came handy for bringing the greens indoors, without adding too much bulk (large plants can take up a lot of floor space). We stationed a fine blue glass pot with Japanese hand- sewn Roses and Bougainvillea stems. This marvelous ensemble pulls together a Zen garden look midst a melange of Persian and English influences!

Always remember to intrigue your guest by lighting an aroma candle- that smells of the current season. Lastly, a fruit arrangement lightens a cake platter like a pro! 

keep styling and keep smiling!

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