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 :) 

Bathroom Design Tips

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After kitchen I feel bathroom is one of those thing where I feel bit possessive about my style and designs. As a designer and creative individual I feel that Kitchen is where you reflect your personality to outside world by entertaining them while bathrooms are the reflection of  your personal care and comfort. I always feel, if I have desired kitchen arrangement/situation and spa like bathroom I will be happiest person to enjoy the home. 

Today, I would like to share some tips or I would say few words on what makes perfect bathroom! 

So here there are: 

 

1) Ventilation and arrangement of the bathroom functions

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Big windows in bathroom are great but at the same time, since it is very personal space, I would like to keep it more secluded.  It is extremely necessary for me to have bathroom functions like bath tubs or bathroom sink are located nearby.

2)  Use some unique materials (ps. I am obssesed with wood tiled ceramic tiles ) 

 

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There is something really very unique and pleasing about carrying wood from inside to outside. Ceramic tiles are perfect way to enhance bathrooms. It is affordable, chic and easy to install. 

3) Add some spa elements to your bathroom

I feel there is always room for decorative tray in your bathroom. Whether it is your bathroom vanity, bathtub or some decorative stool in corner of your bathroom.  Also, adding natural elements such as natural flowers, scented candles or natural air diffuser can be big plus in any design. 

 

I think this is not the comprehensive list as an interior decorator but in my personal journey to bathroom remodels bring me these three quint essential list of tips. 

What do you think your first 3 essential things in bathroom? 

 

Let me know! 

Ciao, 

Simple 'N' Chic

Persian/Vintage Rug in Bathroom

If you are in the mode of renovating/googling and identifying new trends in terms of bathroom, you must have seen so many bathrooms with Vintage rugs. Today, I am splurging on one of the most inspirational pictures on Vintage Rugs in the bathroom. As an Indian, I always get fascinated towards Kashmiri styled handwoven rugs but since we are talking about bathroom, and there will be lots of wear & tear. I decided to pick something which can look clean by vacuum pretty easily such as vintage Kilm. 

 Photo Credit: https://brepurposed.porch.com/2017/06/22/maintain-vintage-rug-bathroom/

Photo Credit: https://brepurposed.porch.com/2017/06/22/maintain-vintage-rug-bathroom/

I strongly believe that with a great way to change the tone of any bathroom without doing any renovations  or breaking your bank - it is to add bright and vibrant  persian rug. This blog post is all about my vintage rug inspirations and some of the links where I guess  You can see how really any bathroom can benefit from a bright and vibrant vintage rug.

 Photo Credit: https://www.rugandweave.com/blogs/blog/79680131-vintage-rugs-for-the-bathroom

Photo Credit: https://www.rugandweave.com/blogs/blog/79680131-vintage-rugs-for-the-bathroom

 Photo Credit: https://www.rugandweave.com/blogs/blog/79680131-vintage-rugs-for-the-bathroom

Photo Credit: https://www.rugandweave.com/blogs/blog/79680131-vintage-rugs-for-the-bathroom

 Photo Credit: https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studioblog/2016/3/2/sourcing-antique-rugs-part-2

Photo Credit: https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studioblog/2016/3/2/sourcing-antique-rugs-part-2

Websites and Sources to look for Vintage Rugs: 

Etsy

Kilim Rugs

Rugs USA

Love to see what do you think about it? Any one worries about maintenance? What are the other sources for rugs? 

Please comment down below! 

 

Xoxo, 

Simple 'N' Chic

It's all about Bathrooms this month!

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Bathroom and Kitchen are the most integral part of any home. If your home has updated kitchen and nicely done bathroom, you will be able to enjoy your home more. These two areas in the home, I personally want them to operate and look according to my lifestyle and whenever I talk to my clients, they support this all the time.  When KD and I bought this home, I loved the space but I hate kitchen and specially bathroom. It was all pink floor to ceiling ugly pink ceramic tiles. Even though it was guest bathroom, I would hate them so much, I don't want our guests see this ugly part. 

Today, I would like to share my thoughts on what bathroom means for me and how I came up  with the interior design style. As you know by now, looking at my previous blogpost, I love crisp white look. I think it is calm and relaxing. In bathroom, I seek for these two elements. We decide to renovate adding minimalist approach  with farmhouse elements.  Subway tile, nice ancient looking small tiles and adding white vanity for storage will be the key.  By end of this month we will show you all, 3D of the bathrooms! 

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Meanwhile! I would like to know, what are you looking for when you renovate the bathroom? 

Comments down and share your thoughts. 

See you next week! 

Simple 'N' Chic