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Design Crush: Black Artists

It’s been a month since George Floyd was murdered.  And while we still have miles and miles to go, I am hopeful.  The world feels a little different and the movement feels stronger and deeper than it ever has.

I like so many of you I have spent the last few weeks reading, learning and reflecting.  In my exploration I’ve come across a number of captivating black designers and creators that I’d like to share with you.  Although I’m not entirely sure what change looks like, I know I want to be a part of it. I hope you enjoy.

Design Roundup: Burl Wood

Sometimes the most beautiful things are those that are less than perfect.  There’s probably a life lesson in that statement. But I’ll save that for another day.  Today I’d like to focus on burl wood, which is just that kind of thing.  The intriguing, kaleidoscopic swirls are actually due to a mutation that causes an outgrowth of a tree trunk after some form of stress.  The resulting marble like effect is striking while adding a beautiful depth and sense of calm to a space.  Burl wood is the perfect mix of rustic vibes and modern elegance and I can’t get enough. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite burl wood accents below.

Easter Inspiration

Easter Inspiration

Over the years I’ve created a fair bit of Easter content. And while this year, Easter will look unlike any before it, I thought I would roundup some of my favourite posts.  Because I believe when we all look back at this crazy time, we’ll remember the little moments of joy, the fun we chose to have despite the fear and uncertainty.  So whether you decide to create a special table setting, bake a sweet treat or decorate Easter eggs, I’ve got you covered.

Design Tip: How to Pick the Perfect Rug Size

Design Tip: How to Pick the Perfect Sized Rug

I love adding area rugs to spaces I design.  Nothing seems to ground a room quiet like an area rug.  Aside from the practical considerations, like absorbing sound and making a room more comfortable.  Area rugs are a great way to add texture, colour and depth to a space.

But all too often I see people choosing the wrong sized rug.  A simple oversight that results in a room feeling off, no matter what else you do.  In today’s design tip, I’ve put together a set of  simple rules to ensure you’ll always choose the perfect sized rug for your space.

Design Crush: Bold Marble

design crush bold marble in interior design

Marble has been an anchor in design for centuries.  From kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and living room fireplaces, there’s nothing unusual about using marble.  What is new is the turn towards bolder slabs of marble.  Colour, dramatic veining and cracked expressions seem to be popping up everywhere and are the basis of my current design crush: bold marble.  A bold piece of marble is the perfect way to add drama to space and yet maintain a timeless feel.  I’m sharing some of favourite uses of bold marbles below.

2020 Interior Design Trends

2020 Interior Design Trends

2020 Interior Design Trends by Neelam Interiors

As you’ve heard me say in years past, I’m not one to necessarily follow trends.  But every year, I like to put together a list of my favourite upcoming trends.  I find it to be a good way to broaden my perspective.  Explore new ways of doing things.  And clarify my aesthetic.  So without further ado, here are some of my favourite 2020 Interior Design Trends.