Kid’s Twin Bedroom – The Superhero Décor

After the excitement of designing a beautiful nursery for your little bundle of joy, comes the realization that the ‘baby’ stage has flown by and you now have a toddler on your hands and then those little monster cute kids. Out goes the cot, and in comes a whole new set of needs, and decorative challenges, including a finger-painted feature you hadn’t bargained on. Hence we decided to renovate our twin’s bedroom with a superhero theme…The best part was both my son and daughter love the theme!

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Themed roomed interiors sometimes can get tacky and hence the design should be inspiring and not overwhelming. Hence we introduced a superhero vibe by adding accents that make the room look tasteful and if the kids outgrow it, adapting the room will be easy.

Best Bunk Bed with Superhero theme

Study & Storage

So we started out with basics, we needed a bunk bed so that they get space to move around, they needed a desk, storage, bookshelves and a wardrobe.It was essential for my daughter specially to have things she can climb and hang from. Hence the bunk bed was not just designed to sleep, they gave her the feeling of being a superhero herself. With the lower bunk bed getting pulled out to be a double bed when needed the the upper bed to be the secret get away during the day for the kids, it worked perfect! To add the little glamour and extravagance of the superheros, we framed some posters with their famous quotes and through some cushions to add to the decor of the room.

Next was a desk for the duo with a blue push pin board and now, loads and loads of art work makes it way up there. They have a desk to write and tons of storage which I am proud to say remains clean for most part!

If you are a mum of a superhero to be, encourage them to be confident and fierce. If you say yes to create their space and make it exactly like they need it to be, its a world of inspiration for them. After all, is there anything better than being a sidekick to your own children?!

Twin Bedroom – Superhero Themed Decor in the making….

Quirky Boutique

Sometimes decorating boutiques is so much fun when its fill of creative items you have made for them! The post here is full of how creative Livelywood gets every single time!

It all started with a swivel Persian Trunk which actually is a movable wine cellar!

Then comes the night stand…all black yet has a wine holder in it!

…And how could we miss the wall mirrors? Called it Tashi Delek, inspired by my travel to Sikkim!

Moving on with the delicate Starry Night mounted on the wall of the fashion section of the boutique!

The retro styles of the mirror and yellows of the walls, makes this decor so intriguing!

For people with a passion to read…this red book stand sold off within a few days!

…And neither did this bookshelf stay too long!

GEOMETRY OF A CONTEMPORARY HOME

Every color has a certain impact on a décor. It’s simply a matter of style and looks. A color such as the best of  yellow, for example, is bright and eye-catching and it would be a cheerful addition to a space such as the living room. In this home, a  yellow couch is the centerpiece of the room. The question that remains in a contemporary interior design is “how will you decorate the space around it?” Simple with Greys & Whites!

 

Well, the options aren’t numerous. One idea we used were prints and patterns on the wall to integrate the yellow sofa into the living room without making it seem out of place. The accent pillows are quirky and fun and they combine well with the yellow on the sofa.

We’ve said this numerous times: yellow and gray are two colors that work beautifully together. They compliment each other nicely. One is fun and vibrant and the other one is dark and neutral. Together they create the perfect balance.

What we enjoy most about this seating area is the way the colors on the abstract wall frames reiterate throughout the space in various forms and blends in nicely.

If you prefer a décor that’s warm, welcoming and elegant without standing out in a bright or opulent way, this tone of yellow seems like a perfect choice, especially in combination with the golden wood finish and the surrounding neutrals. After all that’s a key to contemporary interior design!

But not all yellows have to be that bright and flashy. Mellow tones like greys can be very beautiful as well and they combine well with light wooden surfaces and with other soft colors. A sofa such as this one can be the unexpected touch of color in a neutral décor.yello

TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial – A Contemporary Home

 

A MEDITERRANEAN BLEND

Few design styles capture romantic beauty, images of idyllic seaside retreats, sparkling white sand and plenty of sunshine like the Mediterranean. Inspired by the region, its unique blend of cultures and rich heritage, modern Mediterranean style is in reality a fusion of the best elements borrowed from Spain, Italy, Greece and other North African nations that were closely linked to France. And while most often the idea of Mediterranean interiors instantly takes us to secretive, secluded courtyards and airy terrace spaces overlooking the distant coastline, it is indeed a perfect theme for the serene and stylish bedroom.

 

The poster bed with its whites balance out the loud green and yet give a spark with its pinks and floral curtain. It certainly keeps the room busy, yet as cozy and lovely as ever!

A dramatic work space was created along the side wall with a book shelf to accommodate a huge book collection they had.

 

 

Home Office Collection

Study room are more functional in wider areas, but it doesn’t mean that they do not fit with homes having small spaces. In fact you can still create a study area in the same place where your bedroom is. The main characteristic of a perfect study room are: cozy desk and chairs which if possible should be placed near windows or under light fixtures.

Lawyer’s Office

When determining how your new office should be laid out, it’s important to keep your business’s objectives in mind. This is particularly true in law offices, where the nature of the work can often breed stress and chaos if not managed correctly especially when this office was of a retired lawyer who worked because he loved his work.  This way the office has a uniform look while also being inviting and more home-like. The overall imagine is rather abstract. It’s also clean, simple and also personalized in the same time.

Writer’s Den

 

The daily routine of commuting to an office may halt for most of us on the weekends, but work responsibilities often spill over into home life as well.  Some people have one thing in common: a sophisticated home office secluded from domestic distractions.

The desk is made of solid wood and the beauty of the teak is complemented by the lamp. All these details go in perfect harmony with the zebra patterned rug that covers the floor and the  high chair. The rug comes in contrast with the rest of the room that is serene and calm and is a  source of inspiration. It is the detail that makes a room interesting instead of being boring.

Textured walls and ribbed ceiling lamp compliments the bright paintings bought from Vietnam help the room look vibrant yet soothing for this writer to concentrate on his work!

When Tradition Meets Design – Marathi Puneri Wada

When tradition meets design…history is recreated. In sync with the rich ‘ Marathi Vada’ culture of times gone by, my team and I present our latest offering for your eyes only. Adorned with arches, flowing curtains, chandeliers & carvings, this home is based on the concept of Puneri Vadas. A space with a beautiful amalgamation of rich colours, wooden finishes and wall art with a touch of timeline photography. Not to mention the ease of functionality which gives the owners the class of history with a contemporary touch!

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The Triple Jharonkas and shimmering beaded curtains and endless brass embellishments makes the living space looks rich and deep in colour.

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The chandelier with its machine cut jaali work emphasizes the influence of the Persian, Rajasthani  & Gujarati architecture. This living room is a rich cultural heritage, wrapped in small elements such as brass artifacts, bright rich colours, the flowing Khann fabric (typical fabric belonging to  the state of Maharashtra)  curtains, jaali work and elegance of teak wood.

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Isn’t this a fun corner? Dating back to various generations, swings have been a part of our culture and interiors always. When you step into a typical Marathi Vada(home) , you will find a traditional  flat teak wood jhoola. A treasured asset for your interiors and the best therapy to bust out the stress after a long day, swings are just a perfection creation. Adding a fun element to this living room, indoor swings have become very popular. This new trend is being loved by people of all age groups from kids to youngsters to elderly people.

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For many people, the dining room is their centrepiece—the place that they entertain guests and share family meals. When you are trying to place tables and chairs, lighting, and storage cabinets, space is a major consideration. This dining room shows impeccable harmony with the living space. Everything works together, from the ceiling lighting to the flooring, to the walls and the table serving 10 people at one time.

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We adorned this traditional home with typical Marathi vintage photographs. The Tambe family flaunted the subtle traditions of sarees and hairstyles to match their beautiful home in their photographs. This also became the main wall decor of each room.

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Moving on to the bedrooms Indian style interior design is among the most exotic, interesting and complex decor styles to work with. Due to the differences in the culture, history and art across the country,  Indian interior design has many variants. Here, we played with bold reds and deep greens embellished with golden. We also enhanced the walls with typical Marathi style portraits of this beautiful family. Here, functionality was a top priority. The poster bed was made to have ample storage below  and a desk was created because Shalaka and her husband work a lot from home…

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Along the other side on the right a beautiful book shelf was made with mirror and jaali work in its background and on the left is a spacious walk-in closet to avoid any clutter in the main stream area.

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Moving in to another traditional bedroom, the pleasing greens and classy wood finishes, make this room look spacious. India is historically famous for its beautiful fabrics. Here, fabrics give a  fluid feel to this space. The wallpaper has beautiful initialized version of  intricate mandala motifs. Overall this Marathi Vada has an effect which is rich and decorative.

Last but not the least, we enhanced the porch with timeline photography of the family. We did not forget the typical Vada style vintage chandelier, a rich carpet and brass embellishments.

 

 

TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial – Traditional Marathi Waada Home

 

 

RIOT OF COLOURS

A thing of beauty is joy forever. The rich, warm colours blended with bright couch, deep rectangular mirrors, exotic terrariums, subtle patterned wallpapers and comfortable furniture…all this and more and you have a place that is tranquil yet effervescent, cozy yet inviting. A rare combination with rustles up serenity with a hunt of boldness. Now that’s what we call a home of 2017. Another cozy nest by Livelywood.

In this space everything is kept neutral to allow the multi coloured couch to pop. The wood and metal keep the rather feminine lines of the sofa from taking over, while the touches of blue in the room create the perfect foil.

Even if your room has a classic look, a striking sofa, like this one, can really bring a room to life. We placed a cushion in a contrasting white for a really bold look.

The Blue Villa Mirror makes a captivating addition to this style decor. This rectangular mirror has a distressed wooden frame with a rustic blue finish. It brings a beautiful relaxed look to the room.

Adorned with exotic terrariums from The Stalk Market,  the room looks fresh and vibrant.

 

 

Home with a Love Affair with Whites!

Whether you call it modern minimalism,  or just a sheer love affair with neutrals, it’s impossible to escape and just how popular all-white interiors seem to be right now. Whilst the reasons for this obsession seem rich and varied, the depth of this trend’s effect is astounding, the potential  the expectations incredibly daunting! Choosing a white colour scheme may seem like the safe option, but there’s a world of difference between a fabulously chic aesthetic and a stark, bland space.

In Salim Shaikh’s home, he seemed inclined to a  modern home with an Islamic style twist.
For example, the golden geometric patterns of the mirror, decorative lanterns that boast an classy style and glow beautifully against austere white walls that reflect modernity.

We introduced a myriad of different textures to a white room. Textured bed linen, velvet lounges cushions, splashes of golden and silver – these all work to add elements of tactile warmth to what can be an otherwise sterile environment. Plenty of greenery in the terrace is always a good idea to add a textural element to an all-white room and planters or plants stands can help add a little bonus splash of colour to your interior. The idea is to add textural layers into an all-white base, this really is the key to achieving a chic and cohesive all-white look in any interior.

 

Fitness Studio – Inposture

My client Anand owns one of the best fitness studio on the busy Law College road of Pune. He is brilliant and excellent in his profession and helps people to reduce ailments and look lean, healthy and fit. So here is where I came into the picture and we decided to make this place chic and functional!

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Figuring out the perfect layout was key to design this fitness studio. The small space meant having to lay out all the equipment perfectly. The lighting, weights, space for functional training and rubber flooring had to be all placed perfectly.

A Well-Balanced Space

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In order utilize his space  to the fullest, we decided to align all the machines by the wall and use the space in the middle for more functional training.  To maintain a serene and airy look, we  used whites on walls, a nice rustic texture of beige to the ceiling and gave a splash of rust to the beams. This deep rust added an accent and energy to the space.

Clutter-Free Consciousness

 

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Fitness studios must be clean and minimal so that students can remain focused and clear-headed. In order to keep his essential supplies nearby, neat and uncluttered, we designed a cabinet to organize yoga mats, therapeutic bands, some small weights and a foam roll. All and all has its place and makes the space look very clean.

Overcoming Challenges

 

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The dark gym flooring presented the most challenges. In its original condition, the space underfoot was made up of regular tiles. Here, the challenge was to make the space look big despite the black flooring. But with its whites and beiges  and the king-size windows, this small studio looks smart and chic!

Peace and Lighting

 

Anand wanted his place to look warm, yet  crisp. To do this in a non-literal manner,  we installed fabricated beams with industrial track lights indicative of lighting found in industries. We also gave a back light to the humongous mirrors which brings warmth yet gives a little fancy look to the place, also bringing in the feeling of peace.

A Desk Area & A Cabin

 

Anand uses a desk area in his little cabin to attend to his clients. He opted for a classic, white table with a glass top with movable drawers made for filing to keep the space clean and clutter-free.
Working on the little aspects of this studio made this experience very pleasurable. Not only did we achieve most of what Anand wanted but we also made this fitness studio very chic, functional and organised!

Turkey Inspired Interiors

This old British home with small honeycomb rooms needed a makeover! Rita and her husband were frequent travelers to Turkey due to business and hence it was decided to convert this ancestral home in the best Turkish way!  This home reflects rich cultural traditions and history and is characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful fabrics. Unfortunately, it being a very old project, all photographs are scanned from hard copies.

Living Space the Turkey Way!

Whats a best part of a living space when natural arches already adorn it! In this small alcove of the living space, a divan was kept. Here this piece of furniture is a combination of delicately-carved wooden piece and plush over-stuffed upholstery. The rough stucco walls were painted peach. Textiles play an important role in this project which create a natural flow. Here a natural white fabric was used to frame the alcove and a woolen woven rug that was placed in front of the divan.

While on the other side of the living space which disconnect slightly, a plain white rustic wall was made on the back drop and a plush red sofa was fitted in the small space. A perception of space was created by placing a beautiful fluid blue painting over it with some antique chairs and white natural drapes! The place looked stunning and breezy!

Unpretentious Dining Room

In this old home, the dining room with its collection of old photographs and its unpretentious furniture adds a note of frivolity. Assembled were all old wares of this home,  and this lovely dining area was created. On the way to the dining area, a lovely seating was created with another upholstered divan. Typical earthenware was placed in the stand above it and bright bold cushions were thrown on the divan. This whole area was placed between typical mosaic tiles which adorned the lower walls.

A small space was created at a tiny veranda at the entrance. A place to relax in the morning sun with simple cane chair and an old fashioned tea table with antiques like clocks and wall frames made the place look very rustic! Parallel to it, small artifacts were placed on the wall. It gave one of the best Turkish feature to the area!

Simple Entryway

Rich & Lush Bedroom

Who would call this bedroom small when the hand woven rug made its way up the wall and the bed got natural white bed sheets! Simple, small and yet elegant!

Orange Guest Bedroom

The old British era homes still have ample rooms! Here, a small bedroom overlooking a littlepatio with a basic bed with bright orange patterned Turkish upholstery was created. For a side table, a wicker basket box was used! It served perfect when guests arrived!

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Turkish Blue Main Door

Last but not the least…the beautiful bold blue of the main door makes this the entrance so intriguing! Unfortunate this is one of the old yet the best Turkish projects without good pictures. Some wooden semicircular beads were pasted on the door with ornate brass ware and look how gorgeous the door looks!

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