Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Work Desk Behind a Sofa

Planning on re-decorating your space this year?  When blessed with a deep rectangular living area, sometimes we wonder how to fill up that space behind the sofa. Especially, when the TV screen is on the opposite wall.

Remember, there's a maximum distance that needs to be considered to properly view the TV depending on the size of your LCD/LED screen.  For instance, the sofa should not be more than 11 feet / 3.35 meters away from a 32" screen.  If you have 42'' TV, maximum distance should be less than 15 feet / 4.57 meters. 

Placing a work desk is an ideal way to utilize that empty nook behind your sofa.  This arrangement allows openness and direct view of the TV as well.  I have always hated working on a desk facing a wall.  The best scenario of course for a private work desk requiring quiet contemplation is to face a window with a great view or positioned right at the center of the room surrounded by inspiring pieces to spark creativity.  However,  for those who would like to check their emails quickly while not wanting to miss their favorite program, this layout works best. 

1  Gray Mirage 2142-50 Accent Wall Paint by Benjamin Moore
2  Reeve Mid Century Table Coffee Table- Marble top and walnut legs by West Elm
Draper Strip Major Brown Throw by Dwell Studio
4  Rugs USA Satara Edison Nickel Rug  by Rugs USA
Kahrs Linnea Living Collection Oak Coffee -1 strip micro bevelled brushed and stained wood flooring in matt lacquer finish by  K√§hrs Nordic Homeworx
6 Sloan Upholstered Chair in  Hazy Taupe Linen Weave by West Elm
7 Petrie sofa in tan leather by Crate & Barrel

Have a lovely week!
Love & light,

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baby Shower

This week had been an avalanche of deadlines. One after the other, as though foreseen, I'm pleased that the baby shower took place a few weeks ago when I was more up and able. Dear friends, Shela and Joy whose baby showers were featured here, threw me a heartwarming party. Here are the photos..

One Friday afternoon at 3PM, after all the decorations are set, I was excited and happy to witness the combined efforts of all of our friends and my creative uncle pulled together. With Shela's event planning creativity and expertise, Joy's handiwork, Lito's photography skills, Wrap and May's culinary prowess, we were able to pull off a DIY party.

E-vite created by Shela / Party Favors : Custom Teddy Bear Cookie and TWG Tea
To Dubaians, there are limited services for baby shower gift registry in the UAE.  Good news, major branches of Mothercare offer them and we chose the huge store inside Debenhams at Mall of the Emirates.

Bubblies and Pink Lemonade / Fruit platter fondue / Prizes for the games
{Photos by Lito Flestado}

Friday, March 28, 2014

Home Box Opens in Dubai

Home Box opened in Dubai last Wednesday. It is a low-priced one-stop contemporary furnishing and home ware store from the Landmark Group.  It is presently located at Level 2 of Oasis Centre along Sheikh Zayed Road. Check out more images..

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