Home design Trends 2017

We have already reached to the end of jan and the hype of the new year quitened a bit!

Lets look at my favorite aspect of the New Year!!

Design Trend alert!!!!!!!!

i gobble down all sorts of design gurus come New Year and I love to set my mood for the Design projects ahead!

It helps me focus and kind of nails down some of the looks that I am looking forward to creating!

Last years design prediction was a ceiling makeover! And I never in my life thought That I would dare lay a finger on my ceilings!!!!

But here I am with the most admired post of the yearΒ Painted ceiling revealblack and white striped ceiling 19

And I am still very much in love with it!!!!!!

So for this years Design trend alerts and some of my favorites:

COLOR OF THE YEAR

Color of the year is green!!!! :/

NOooooooot very fond of it!! The Pantone colors always confuse me I ended up loving cobalt trend but so far i have not been able to make much use of them so lets see if this year is any different or not!

In: MARBLING

 

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!! I AM ECSTATIC!!! I absolutely adddddore love worship marbling effect and anything marbled!!! And i am so glad its here to stay!!!

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My hands are already full with some gorgeous paint mixing and some beautiful marbled projects coming this way!!!

Subway Tiles:

I loooooove Subway Tiles!!! Its a shame I have nowhere to implement them! πŸ˜€ But I am sooo glad this trend moved to this year as well!!!

MeMphis:

I have some design trend people whispering the return of the Memphis!!!! And I cannnnnnot be more ecstatic!! I am in looooove with the whimsy and the creativity and the natural flow of a memphis design!! And I jsut cant wait to dig in!!

Indoor Greenery:

With the pantone color of the year Green! There is no better way to introduce green than to add bunch of plants! I can see my future self surrounded with a bunch of gorgeous lush greeeeens! And apparently the philosophy is the more the better!!

Here is to evolving and exploring design trends for many more years to come!!!

Happy Designing everyone!!

Girls room makeover: Behind the scenes

Some behind the scenes update from the girls bedroom I am working on.. You can see the before pictures hereΒ Girls room makeover : Before

Soooo far I have been able to nail down the wall!! Yayy!!! from a blah-as-it-can-get-pink to the softest colorblock wall you can imagine!!.. Here is the transformation!!

you can view it allΒ DIY Feature Wall : Color block wall

Boy! what a difference color can make! Don’t you think!

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Now comes some other areas of the room! such as the headboard and the pom pom cushions!

For the headboard Initially I went for a completely different DIY.. Which was a fluffy headboard DIY!

Unfortunately it went all wrong! After hours and hours of adding all the fluff to it the headboard continued to look like a mess! which was definitely not in mind..

So I started weighing some other options and since dhurrie rugs were in my moodboard and I had landed some pretty pink ones which I was planning to use in the room somewhere! so why not drape them over the headboard for a cleaner, finer look!

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Did just that and voila! I looove the results! Its definitely cleaner and more of a statement!

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To take it to the next level added some nail trim! And Yay!! its definitley working!! πŸ™‚

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Sure am a happier person today!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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This is the way design process works! Behind the scenes are definitely not as pretty as they look when its all been put together! Evvvvery creative person goes through this_ out of control messes, ideas gone wrong, challenges, DIYs or pros that turn out less than impressive!

You have to take the u-turn and rake out some ideas again and keep cruising along till you are where you want to be.. Coz If you stay with it long enough_ in the end it will all come together!! (true story)

What were the design elements that went all wrong for you? And how did you recover from them!? Would love to hear from you!!!

Working on the Pom pom cushions right now!! Lets see how they turn out to be!!

Will be sharing the room reveal on the blog soon! So stick around!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

How to take better instagram pictures

I love instagram!!!I am totally hooked to it.. Way more than facebook!!!

I have to admit it took me a while to figure it out!

At first I was totally clueless.. taking not so oomph shots in bad lights and simply missing moments.. and than just drooling over the amazing pictures everyone else seem to capture so easily..

But like everything else.. after a while I figured it out!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Here are my pointers on taking absolutely fun pics on instagram.

Light is your friend:

LEARN TO FIND THE LIGHT!!!! this is the no one pointer i can give to anyone shooting with any phone or camera.. This is the basic secret ingredient about almost all drool worthy shots.. you think you can fix it with a filter.. but it turns out not always!! But if you take a pic in decent light! you wont might even need one!

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Set up a photo booth in your house:

Find a board.. maybe white or maybe brown.. IF you need a background you can set that up as well.. but mostly a board against a window works perfectly. Or open the door to let the light in or whatever works for you.

setting up a designated place for your creativity makes it so much easier for you to share the stuff you want to share in a moments notice. And also opens up room for ideas you want to create.

Honestly even I need to work on that! At the moment i just gather things and take them wherever I find light in the house!

Take pictures from top:

I love to take pics from top. There is something so whimsical and so fun about it. Its just a magical canvas.

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COLOUR!!!!

I am nuts about color!!!!! Train your eye to find color and you will be amazed what you can find. And what a fun fun thing it would be to add to your everyday to-do-list!

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Make a mess:

Just thinking abt it makes me smile. One of the coolest shots i have seen are of creative messes!!! ofcourse you love them too

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Find texture:

I realized I don’t work that much in this area. But I know alot of peopel who take amazing texture pics. They are pretty easy and fun and open to manipulation πŸ˜€

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FOOOOOOOOOD:

Everyone loves to share and view gorgoeous food pics!!! there are no hard and fast rules abt taking food shots. If you are doing the rest of the stuff. and you find tons of good light you will take magical pics anyways.

What takes it to another level is y0ur props!

 

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Landscape:

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SKIES!!

You can never go wrong with a sky shot!! its just mesmerizing! Just need to find your angle or the beauty in it πŸ™‚

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Go black and white: Nothing makes a stronger and an easier statement than black and white pics.So if you want to add some drama just turn it black and white.

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Find the right hashtags..

that is the key to save your masterpieces from drowning into oblivion! πŸ™‚

In the end its all about what you love and what you do! your creative expression of you and your life. So just have tons of fun with it! You can also use this as a list to expand on your instagramming skills.

Feel free to add more pointers to this list. I would love to hear what you have to say about me.

And follow me on instagramΒ hereΒ and share the joy of instagramming πŸ™‚

Have a beautiful day!