Watercolor Art and Interior Decor

Art by Simple ‘N’ Chic Interiors

Art by Simple ‘N’ Chic Interiors

When it comes to art and interior design, I feel it is a broad subject to discuss (Duh). KD & I were not able to buy a single piece of an art piece in our first condo since we were so clueless & newbie about what and how to select art pieces, how to fill up the huge wall with statement pieces etc. Decorating a big and large wall with artwork can be daunting especially now we have a huge home in the bay area; I would love to take this opportunity with the large wall art pieces

During the holiday time(since we had time for ourselves after 3-month long guest visits), I started experimenting with watercolors. I tried to keep in mind what kind of interiors we are leaning towards and apply watercolor art techniques in my art pieces. As our home is more transitional styled home, I tried more abstract and botanical art prints. I used gouache water paint color to give more depth into the pictures. These art profiles can go well with modern farmhouse as well as modern contemporary house decor. I would not even second guess myself if I need to put these art pieces in the mid-century modern home. To go well with home decor, I would pay attention to interior material choices, furniture and overall theme of your home. Since this topic is too wide, I would like to shorten my wisdom over here :) feel free to ask me any questions via email or comment section.

In my opinion, this was the perfect blog post to start for this year to beat the January Blues. I feel art is the best outlet to keep the spirit up while there is cold outside, short days. I would love image myself with - a nice bowl of warm soup or tea + Water Color Painting and some excellent Interior Design Inspirations.

To hang my art, I truly followed guidelines from one of my favorite interior designer Studio McGee. I am attaching the links of the guidelines:

https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studioblog/2017/4/6/hanging-art

Designed by Simple ‘N’ Chic Interiors

Designed by Simple ‘N’ Chic Interiors

Designed by Simple ‘N’ Chic

Designed by Simple ‘N’ Chic

This is how I am battling with January Blues. I would love to hear from your side, how are you all dealing with this cold winter?

These watercolor prints will be soon available for our reader to download in our shoppe section!


Love to hear in our comment section.

Xoxo,

Simple ‘N’ Chic Interiors







Happy New Year

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Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/

Hello All! Wish you a very happy 2019. We as Simple ‘N’ Chic team and myself would like to welcome 2019 with lots of excitements and many more interior design projects. In this coming year, our hope is to define and discover promising interior design themes and present it to you via blogposts or our projects.

These past couple of days, KD and I spend our valuable holiday time in our newly renovated place (which we are planning to show it in our blog soon!). In this time,I took step back and think about all positive changes happen in 2018. I also looked in to my mistakes and tried to put a positive spin as “a lesson learn” for myself and my company for upcoming year. I truly feel that it is important to acknowledge your achievements and enjoy it to fullest before you move on to future. I am so happy for past 2018 and hopeful for 2019. Hope to see you all here in our virtual hang-out place soon!!



Happy New Year again! and see you soon.



Ciao,

Simple ‘N’ Chic

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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Growing up in India, we never acknowledged our self and surrounding family to be thankful for the life. But I am all about accepting new cultural tradition and adopt positiveness in my life !! I love this american festival where people gathered around and be thankful for everything. In last few years, I developed a practice to myself to spend ten spare minutes and think about there’s so much to thankful in my life. We had pretty rough year in personal and professional end and I am thankful that I got strength to face these challenges. I am always more critical to myself but sometime it is nice to give a break to yourself and think about accomplishments instead just failure. I am excited for coming years and grateful to have wonderful readers!! :)

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving this year, and a healthy serving of pie!!!

Xoxo,

Simple N Chic

Fall is here!

First of all sorry for being MIA!! I am so excited to say that we are 90% done with our reno. Also, we have guest arrival for next two months. So we will be quite busy in accommodating them and continue to accommodate ourselves :). In my MIA phase, KD and I visited Greece which was marvelous as well as relaxing trip for us. It was much needed trip after all these craziness. Now I am so ready to enjoy fall at the fullest. Fall is one of my favorite season. Throughout the year, I always crave for those fall pot roasts/chili & soups, warm smell of home cooked cookies, holiday decor and american football. Fall is prominent in east coast and I enjoyed all fall festivities at my time in east coast. I might not get strong fall season here in west coast but I am really ready to do all fall related stuff in my newly renovated home.

Like all season I would like to create a list- what I will be doing next two months:

  1. Make Potato & Leek soup for KD & I with warm toast of bread

  2. Watch a scary movie at the time of Halloween

  3. Find a signature home scent for fall ( I am looking for fall candles)

  4. Make a front yard - fall appropriate (adding wreath, pumpkins and some planters)

  5. Watch Football game whole day and do nothing!

  6. Host small friends gathering and enjoy some baked goodies! (not too formal)

  7. Follow fall beauty routine

  8. Redesign my site and work on business plan for next year ( a lot of things need to be done, I wish I have more hours in my hand to work on my own - with full time job, guests and reno it is bit challenging)

  9. Start and Finish a book ( I am open for the Good reading suggestions)


    What are some those things you are most excited about fall?






Organic Home Decor

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Growing up in India, l observed and followed so many sustainability/organic principles in my life. On that time, it was natural and original to me, there was no other option than following organic path of living. Now living here in United States, now I go back and think about that I used to keep organic damp jute on my windows to carry cold wind in hot summer afternoon. As living in US has its own charm to it, but I would love to bring back few of those lifestyle changes which is not drastic but still its appealing. 

Ever since  I started interior design blog here, I would like to implement same principles whether it is soya candles, organic bedding (See my old blog) or home decoration items in my current reno projects. KD and I started our remodeling last spring, as it's no more near to finish, but we often talk about how our home should look like and how we can add on those organic, sustainable and ethnic touches in to our decor. 

So few of the examples are below: 

Use some traditional prints in throws and pillows. Textile can be one of the important factor to define sustainability and organic nature of the decor. 

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Terra-cotta pots are one the other authentic feature. It will look elegant and chic. Using terra-cotta planters in living room is cheaper options for any one. 

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Jute is so versatile material, you can find Jute material in mid-century modern, eclectic, classic or any other design styles. I love jute in general as it adds richness in any style. 

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My list is still on... other than material, there are few prints such as Shibori prints, Bandhni prints and block printing can add different dimension in to organic home decor. 

For next blogpost, I would like to share few trick and tips, we started buying furniture pieces from high-end stores. 

Meanwhile, stay tuned ! 

Xoxo, 

Simple N Chic :)