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Design Crush: Anatomy of a Scandal

Design Crush: Anatomy of a Scandal

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If you’re anything like me, you devoured Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix.  Based on the book by Sarah Vaughan, the psychological thriller tells the story Sophie (Sienna Miller), the attractive albeit long-suffering wife of James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend), an ambitious Tory MP in the British government.  While the story itself is predictable, the stunning interiors, Sienna Miller’s impossibly chic style and my love of Rupert Friend, had me captivated.

Client Reveal: Livingston Project

For me the design process has always been a fluid one, navigating unexpected surprises, while maintaining budgets and timelines, but never more so than in the last year and a half. The endless pandemic related shortages and delays, have challenged all of us in the industry and most especially our clients to be nimble and patient.

Nothing could be truer for my clients at our Livingston Project. Having worked hard to build their new home, my sweet clients reached out early to start the furnishing process.  Despite the extra lead time we couldn’t get ahead of the Covid supply issues, which had us re-evaluating, re-selecting and finally releasing – trusting that things would show up and be worth the wait. Thankfully, I’m happy to report, that nearly a year to the day we first met, my clients home is complete and it was indeed worth the wait.

Client Reveal: Altadore Project

Client Reveal: Altadore Project

Every so often a project comes along that feels like magic, the kind where it seems the stars have aligned perfectly. That was the case with our Altadore project. From amazing clients who trusted me completely, which was both humbling and empowering, to the exciting scope, perfect location, and trades who brought us over the finish line on time – during a global pandemic – this project was a dream.

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.

Master Bedroom Interior Design Chinook Park

Design Tip: Styling Pillows on Beds

Design Tip: Styling Pillows on Beds

A couple of weeks ago I shared my go to formula for styling pillows on sofas, benches and chairs.  Today I’m taking this Design Tip series into the bedroom and sharing my favourite, stylish, no-fuss pillow arrangements for King, Queen/Full and Twin beds.  Whether you love a decadent bed filled with pillows or a more minimalist approach, I promise there’s an arrangement for you.

Design Tip: Project Urban Cowboy Vanity Basics

Project Urban Cowboy Bathroom Basics

Every design project has a spring board, an element that is the inspiration from which everything else develops.  In the #ProjectUrbanCowboy master en-suite, that jumping off point was the matte black fixtures.  Sleek and modern, I was thrilled when my clients agreed to them.  In particular the wall mounted faucets, which offer a clean and crisp look to the vanity.  But unlike deck mounted faucets, wall mounted faucets require significant more forethought and planning.  Given their popularity, I thought I would break down the basics of designing around them for you.

Master Bathroom Interior Design Chinook Park Calgary

Vanity Basics

Project Urban Cowboy Bathroom Basics

Every design project has a spring board, an element that is the inspiration from which everything else develops.  In the #ProjectUrbanCowboy master en-suite, that jumping off point was the matte black fixtures.  Sleek and modern, I was thrilled when my clients agreed to them.  In particular the wall mounted faucets, which offer a clean and crisp look to the vanity.  But unlike deck mounted faucets, wall mounted faucets require significant more forethought and planning.  Given their popularity, I thought I would break down the basics of designing around them for you.

Home Office Interior Design Altadore Calgary

Styling 101: Bookshelves

When I first delved into the world of interiors – professionally – I struggled with what to call myself.  I hesitated to call myself a designer as I’m not formally trained and decorator didn’t quite feel right. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve come up a title – Stylist. I style spaces. From finishes to furnishing to accessories, I style.  I’m an interior stylist.

Colour Crush: Terracotta and Navy

colour crush: terracotta and navy

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada and while most of the country nurses a turkey and pie hangover, I’m back at it with a fall inspired colour crush: terracotta and navy.

If you read my post on transitioning your space for fall, you know that I am not one to decorate with traditional colours like red, yellow and orange.  Favouring instead textures and layers to create a cozy space to welcome cooler temps.