Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wanted Design: A tribute to New York Design Week..

We had a stormy weekend here in NYC, trust me when I say this but we really don’t look forward to rains around here, not on a weekend by any means. Thanks to the Wanted Design exhibition, I had a fun Sunday.

I always thought European countries owned interior decor in the grand scheme of things and that New York always followed. Come NYC Design Week and reality strikes, New York never follows, New York leads. NYC Design brings together creative minds from across the world to talk one thing that connects them all “Love of Design ” . Imagine the fusion that happens at times like these, the outcome has got to be splendid.

Off the hundreds of designers showcasing their art, I have been able able to cover only a few. Oh Mee Gosh! I am blown away. The pictures below don’t really do justice to the art as iPhone is yet to develop in built SLR of some sorts in the phone (Yes, I expect Apple to do that one day).

Here’s a sneak peek into Wanted Design’s exhibit.

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I love the idea of playful accessories like these..

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Fresh From Brazil..is indeed refreshing..I can imagine this as a book case in the otherwise life lacking home office set-ups.

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The designer at Wanted Design made this side table out of pallets of woods she collected, I give 10 on 10 to her innovation #LoveSalvage.

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I love these lighted little seatings, would make perfect accessories to a kids room or even as foot stools in the living room.

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More lamps..

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I must confess I have a thing for pendant lights, I  love the focus they bring to a classy piece like this one.

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This brings me to the end of my post..I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Please leave your comments, I would love to hear from you peeps!

Credits: Wanted Design Exhibitors

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The borrowed apartment…

I’m pretty darn sure all of us here have lived in a rental home at-least once in our lives..Jeesh! Do we hate not being able to make these rentals home like! Today’s post is inspired by ideas to decorate the borrowed apartment..

I recently read somewhere “Beauty is in the hands of the designer”, this is so darn true when it comes to decorating your rental space! The plane jane white washed walls/bland kitchen/highly impersonal living rooms could all be brought to life with little pop of a color and some pattern play.

Not always do you find a good lessor like mine, not always would you be too keen on spending a Sunday painting the walls. Not Always! Would you have the budget to make your rental more ‘you’ like. Tricky! Tricky!

Worry not, I have ideas that would help you with all your worries, be it the budget or be it how lazy you feel about tedious DIY at home jobs.

The very first trick (also my favorite) is using bright tasteful knobs for you doors/dressers, they add just the right amount of pop to any blah! piece of wood. Check out the ones from Anthropologie, I love how they have something for each and everybody’s personality. I am absolutely digging on the one’s below.

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I think in each blog I write, I rave about book shelves, another variation to the good old book shelf is floating shelves, you can stagger them in countlessly unique ways and display your loved possessions  BINGO! You just aced the art of wall decor.

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Mirrors! Mirrors! Put’em on your walls and let the drama begin. They reflect light, they add the illusion of more space, Perfecto!

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Drape it! Drape your windows and your walls! I love how the drapes here give an illusion of much bigger windows, it very well could be a wall who knows! or may be its my brain talking.

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Pillow Panache! While the living area below is nothing shot of a breath taking getaway, it does validate my point of pillow power. 🙂

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Small changes like these go a long way in changing the whole vibe of the borrowed apartment. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog..I would love to hear from you all!

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