Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Love Nest

Converting a tiny apartment along Sheikh Zayed Road with a great view into a cozy love nest became an easy task for Chris and Christine. I started decorating their 1 bedroom flat in Business Bay at the beginning of the year. We purchased furniture and selected fabric for the curtains which they had custom made.
Living Area
Due to some problems and inconveniences in their apartment, they found another flat in a more ideal location just walking distance from Chris' work and very easy access to Christine's as well.

It was a copy paste of sorts, which was very practical especially for expats in a cosmopolitan city like Dubai,who frequently move. As an expat, we tend to have a nomad mentality but Chris and Christine wanted to create a "cozy home"  where they can relax at the end of the day.

Here's how we did it..

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mood Board Fridays

Greetings everyone!  I have been absent for quite some time. Given my previous months working on hospitality design projects, meeting deadlines, giving birth to a lovely baby girl and being a new Mum, I have neglected this small space for a while.  I am now aiming to start personal interior design work from home and be more active blogging, so watch this space.  

Today, I found inspiration to post a mood board to satisfy my whim while playing with Polyvore and perhaps if demand has it, I intend to create weekly mood board posts entitled "Mood Board Fridays."  Let me know your thoughts if I should pursue this.


Mood Board




Love & light,
Arni

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,
Arni
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