The Turkish Themed Farmhouse

A farmhouse getaway is like a vacation! Yet one needs to have a decor with which one resonates, carries a sense of belonging and obviously is beautiful and lovely to stay in.

 

This Turkey inspired farmhouse stands out and has a wow factor. One of it being the Iznik tiles. Original Turkish blue and turquoise tiles are hand painted and are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens as well as for decks, stairs raisers and floors. Here we used these to bring in this Moorish effect! Through out this home they gave an unusual mixture of delicate, ancient and bold graphic patterns that grab attention and provide a luxurious feel.

To get lost inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is to immerse yourself in a sea of ​​stalls that offer all kinds of copper, brass, silver and other metal handwork. One sees large decorative platters, tea sets, spa bowls, lamps and lanterns, door handles, etc.  Brass has been on-trend for a long time and even today we believe it is here to stay. Hence we embraced a Turkish character and made interiors of this farmhouse  fresh and sophisticated with a touch of exoticism.

With their geometric designs and sophisticated blue-and-white motifs and brass handles even simple dressers have a power to be transformed into a stylish cabinet upgrading the decor of the rooms.

We also adorned this farmhouse with lamps which play a key role in the decor of this place. This certainly added to the Turkish flair .  This decor would certainly be incomplete without colourful lamps essentially made of glass and metal.

Wall hangings, throws, and table runners again feature heavy thread work and embroidery, each bright enough to act as a highlight. Here we mixed some Indian wall art of Mudras & faces with Antique patchwork  which served as excellent display pieces in a Turkish style decor.

With so many options to choose from, you can easily add a splash of Ottoman influence, this farmhouse can accommodate modular influences, which means you can keep adding touches over the years to ensure this home continues to evolve alongside the travels

Little Girl’s Nursery – Citrusy bright

Citrusy bright, full of cheerful touches, and almost tropical in its sunshiny intensity, here’s a super-colorful bedroom designed by us that gets everything right: cute wall art, well-loved stuffed animals, a bookcase, a quaint colourful play table and chair set. But it’s the greens, sunny yellow, blue and fuchsia pink palette that steals the show. It’s hard to find a better color combo for a little girl’s bedroom.

 

Not leaving out the functionality of this little room, your daughter’s homework assignments will grow right along with her. Every school-age child needs a desk for study time.

Also, the basic furniture will have no problem handling a more mature palette of brown, and the other accessories can be changed over time as the teen years arrive.

 

It’s no secret that this little girl’s nursery blooms in green and natural co,ours! The lushness of the plants perched in simple room makes this space look cozy and quirky! The accessories give an upbeat hues making this room not only nature themed but also playful!

 

Home Office – Chic & Contemporary

A home office off the living room can be concealed with a pocket door. Grey laminated cabinetry complements the living area finishes but makes the space unique.  A small, quiet, efficient office space for one that is perfect for this dynamic corporate trainer to do some self study while at home.

Though small it has a great deal of natural light and views out the lush trees outside the house.  A pocket door makes the office disappear when it’s time to entertain!

Small yet incredibly functional, this desk space is a comfortable, quiet place to catch up on home reading that she needs to do.

To keep it from feeling cramped or crowded, we complemented warm and cozy seating on the other end of the space. Where sometimes she sits in the comfy built-in chair with her book and relaxes. We added a splash of colour which gives a bit on a whimsy to the corner. She says everytime she sees it, she wants to take her book and settle in there!

 

While the office was intentionally designed into a tiny nook off the living room, we didn’t want it to feel small for Sayali  to use it. By keeping the base color palette light, taking cabinetry to the ceiling, incorporating open storage and maximizing natural light and a bright colour touch, the space feels cozy, and larger than it actually is.

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Classroom Interiors – Learners Edge

An attractively decorated and well-organized classroom can have a big positive impact on both you and your students. Coming in every day to a cheerful and attractive space will lift your mood and inspire your teaching. For students, the design elements you choose can help create a comfortable and safe learning environment.

Seating


Whether you have desks or tables, you’ll want to think through where to put the students for seatwork. Different instruction styles require different seating arrangements. Small groups of desks make it easier for collaboration. Here we have 2 sets of seating, one in a small and the other in a large classroom.

Distinct Areas


It may be helpful to create different areas within the classroom. For example, a classroom might feature learning centers, small and large group areas, music areas, multimedia spaces and of course, your teacher space. You can make these unique spaces serve special purposes. Here we have worked with globes and maps!

Decor


Students will enjoy learning in a space that they feel a part of.  You may want to cover every inch of walls, but too many words and images can be distracting or overwhelming to students so we have left spaces where students decorate it to their liking.. Décor should reinforce learning, not just be a distraction.

Movement


Research now proves that many children need extensive mobility while learning. Provide opportunities for children to move around throughout your classroom rather by visiting the different distinct areas hence we have kept ample space for kids to move and remain active.

As a teacher, your classroom often becomes your second home. We have tried to make these classrooms to make it an inviting, comfortable place to be and to teach.

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!

super hero posters

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….

Blue Villa Mirror

The Blue Villa Mirror  is a part of this beautiful project called the Riot of Colour. It  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.

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

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Testimonial – A Contemporary Home