Big Girl Bed

Hi Everyone,

For those of you who don’t know, I had my little girl almost 3 years ago. It’s been such a joy to watch her grow and witness her pure unfiltered wonder and excitement towards even the simplest things.

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Children are so fascinating in the way they so easily imagine. It feels like something so rare and short lived, that I personally feel the need to encourage it for as long as I can in the best way I know how, design.

My approach? Set the stage for imagination and memories. Create an environment that inspires every little boy and girl to dream, create, and thrive.

I’m excited to share this project I completed a few months ago for a sweet girl named Grace, whose mother asked me for elegance, beauty, and most importantly, a big girl bed.

Enjoy!

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Parker Sofa in Orchid Velvet from AllModern.com

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Removable Lottie Dot Decals from Land of Nod

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Check out some other little rooms I’ve done here.
Thanks for reading everyone!
Love,
Nagwa

For a closer look at other projects that I’m working on, you can follow me:

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The Importance of White

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted on my blog, but to say things have been busy would be the understatement of the year. I’m grateful (and slightly overwhelmed, to be honest) for the myriad of projects and attention that have come my way recently and I’m hoping to find some more time soon to share what I’ve been working on.

My lovely new client asked me to transform her formal living room and entry in Irvine, California, into a space that was elegant yet young. The room had been treated with venetian plaster and heavy red velvet drapes chosen by the previous owner.

The bare entry niche before.

I believe beautiful design is largely based on contrast. It’s for that reason, that I’m usually the first person to push for adding whites and cremes into almost any space, so as to allow the other tones in the room to lift. In this room especially, with the current venetian plaster, it really made all the difference.

 By using dramatic white sheers and light furnishings, we were able to significantly brighten the space.

Young patterns in soft neutrals give the room an edge and keeps things from getting too stuffy.

Mirrored furniture with gold accents helped lend a lightness and glamour to the room.

From fringe to nailheads, tufting to gilding, there are classic details in almost every part of this room that are integrated in a soft and interesting way.

Addressing the entry niche in a large scale lacy wallpaper and contemporary coral prints in the same tones as the adjacent room, makes the two spaces feel like one.

The entry gets the impact it deserves!

I absolutely loved this project and the very trusting client who really just allowed me carte blanche to create this space. I personally find that with such freedom, comes great imagination and the eagerness to impress.

 

Thanks for reading everyone!

Love,

Nagwa

For a closer look at other projects that I’m working on, you can follow me:

On Twitter: @NSIntDesign 

On Instagram: @nsinteriordesign

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My New Office

***1/27/16 Update below!

Don’t tell my husband, but it all started with a new tape dispenser.

I was shopping online for some new office accessories that were, well, not so ugly, and I came across this acrylic little beauty. When it arrived in the mail, I was shocked at just how pretty it was.

So I started thinking, how inspiring would it be if every single object that surrounded me while I worked had the same feel? Only one way to find out! Afterall, a designer deserves good design too, right?

And so I began to carefully build a space that was light and airy, complete with a spot for every catalog, fabric sample, and file folder. I challenged myself to keep it within a modest budget but maintain a high-end look. Here’s the end result.

NSID Credenza

Sample Wall

Ribba picture ledges make for a perfect sample wall.

Kraft Box Storage

Eurostyle Chair

A proper chair makes all the difference. The Dirk High Back by Eurostyle.

Upholstered Pinboard 2

A little DIY project- a few yards of fabric, a staple gun, some cork tiles, and an old panel from my painting days made for this custom pinboard.

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Fabric Swatches

NSID Credenza

For balance- a pair of mercury glass lamps from Roost, and a polished nickel starburst mirror.

Open Storage

Expedit has never looked so good! Magazine files from Martha Stewart’s line of office goodies at Staples.

Woven Bin

Large Milk Crate baskets (Rattan Koboo Gray) from Target fit Expedit from Ikea perfectly and Martha Stewart’s Bookplate Labels from Staples add a little character. 

Starburst

Can’t help but add some sparkle!

Desk Accessories

This Extra Large Rubbermaid Bento Tray from Target does double duty as both stackable project tray and desktop organizer.

For a closer look at other projects that I’m working on, you can follow me:

On Twitter: @NSIntDesign  

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Thanks for reading!

***1/27/16 UPDATE: I get so many questions about how to recreate this office, so here are a few clarifications!

1.) Where/How did you do that long white cabinet behind the desk. Two units together or is that one unit..and is it from Ikea?
The unit behind my desk was put together using different pieces from IKEA. You will not find it sold as whole unit from Ikea. Here’s what I used…
-I used two Micke drawer/file units and one Micke storage unit in the middle. Unfortunately, I’ve been told the Micke storage unit is no longer available. I mounted the drawer/file units on chrome Besta legs (which are also unfortunately no longer available from what I can see), they ended up being just the right height to place beside the Expedits (now known as Kallax). Try seeing what other legs they have. The key is to get them to the right height with the units beside them.
-The 3 components above are flanked by a pair of two Expedit shelving units (now called Kallax shelving units).
-I topped the whole thing off with two long white thick laminate surfaces from a single Lack TV Unit (my own little Ikea hack*). I attached them together with a brace (aka a “strap tie”) from Home Depot. I can’t find the exact spec. for the one I used, but this one is very similar. Try and find it in a longer length. If it’s available at 18” long, that’ll work well since the top would be approx. 21 5/8” deep, so they’ll hold together better.
*Keep in mind there will be a seam down the center and a couple of predrilled holes since it’s originally meant to be used as TV unit. I realize this is a somewhat unfinished look, but I knew my top would be covered in design trays 99% of the time, and my budget was tight back then. The two pieces together were the perfect length and depth for my room and the built-in as a whole, so it was definitely the right way for me to go! I like the thickness of it as a countertop and the way it just visually finished it all off.  You DON’T have to go this route. You can always choose another countertop. I also like the butcher block counters they sell, but you’d have to look into the dimensions it comes in.

 

2. What desk is that?

My desk is made up of two Finnvard trestle legs and one Linnmon high gloss top.
Have more questions?? Please check the comments below! Also, see my Pinterest board for links.

Love,

Nagwa

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A Completed Home

Hello Everyone!

I apologize for the late post. I’ve been so busy since the website launched, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated by the concept of writing another blog post. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it and that it inspires you.

I’m excited to share one of my most recently completed projects. It’s one that is near and dear to my heart as it’s my sister’s home. I am one of three daughters, and the three of us are extremely close.

So, when my older sister (middle) told me (far right) she was getting married, needless to say I was thrilled!

When she told me she and her new husband were buying a house ten minutes away from me, I was over the moon. And when she asked me to design this beautiful new house, I nearly spit up my Diet Coke. She asked me to make it soft, earthy, fun, glamorous, warm, and worldly; a tall order, but nonetheless, this is what we came up with. I hope you like it!

For a closer look at this project and other projects that I’m working on, you can follow me:

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Thanks for reading guys.

Love,

Nagwa

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