Friday, February 15, 2008

Indian-Moroccan Colours in Canada

I remember seeing this home on flickr and thinking- this woman really has style and the panache to carry off this palatte. The walls were awash with hot pinks and bold reds with spots of turquoise brilliance. And then to discover that the creator of all this is all of 21 years old is quite a stumper. Amah or Adventuress Heart, from Toronto, Canada, says her influences in interior design are mostly clean, modern, yet with a touch of Moroccan/indian/eastern influence (I'd say its definitely a lot more than a touch- this girl is totally inspired by it) "Almost everything in my home is from IKEA, so I really wanted to show how with some colour and creativity you can create a nice room on a low budget.
"Modern Moroccan with a hint of girlyness -I must admit when my family saw me pick out the wall colours they thought I was nuts or something, but I stayed confident, painted the whole room myself and went over with several coatings to achieve the desirable colour and it all paid off. I love sitting in there in the evening working on my laptop with the soft corner lamp on. (I choose to actually remove the ceiling light and attach the chandelier piece because i didn't like the idea of coming into the room and switching on the bright light which would really ruin the whole decor, the soft corner lamp is enough and lighting some of the candles give it a warm and cozy exotic feel) "
Amah's love for pillows and fabric is evident in this happy mix of colour and pattern.

The killer chandelier Traditional incense from Indonesia in little decorated wooden pot.
Ikea mirror
Tribal art tapestry
"This is actually a very thin piece of cloth with detailed stitching from pakistan or afghanistan, I wrapped it around a frame and hung it up like a picture. I'd say almost all these colours were used in my room so it was nice how the pictured tied them all together in one piece.""Mini beaded kohl(eyeliner) purse- given to Aamah when she was 6 by a Pakistani lady-" it's one of my favourites and I added the leather strap to wear as a necklace."
Amah's love for jewellery and taste in them makes for some scrumptuous pictures. I love the metal tabletop with embossed design , makes a great backdrop for the beautiful baubles.
She's got a fantastic eye for colour and design- she's also got a blog.

37 comments:

Peggy said...

What a beautiful room. I love those colors, all those pillows, the wooden boxes, the lamp, the chandelier and the vase! Well, really I love it all. Such style at such a young age. I'll be sure to check out her blog.

Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

What rich colors. And she's only 21? Wow, imagine what she'll be making 10 years from now. I love the fact that she got rid of her overhead lamp and brought in softer light sources. It definitely keeps the mood of that space sensuous, warm and inviting.

vineeta said...

Peggy, thanx for dropping by :) I just LOVED her home & each element contributes to the whole really well :)

vineeta said...

Calie, I was zapped to see her age myself :) and yes hugely talented and someone to watch out for. Amah I hope you are hearing this. I included her comments on her pics- cause she's really taken the right calls to create that lovely atmosphere.

Elisa Day said...

Beautiful colors and room. I just love it!

vineeta said...

thanx elisa! :)

Felicia said...

Hello,
I just discovered your blog about twenty minutes ago and my heart is racing with excitement. The colors, the colors! Such style, writing, it hits my senses in a good way. I currently reside and work as a photographer in Seoul. I know that when I come to India, which may be sooner now that I've looked at your blog, I'm going to fall hard for its beauty.
Thank you for such a wonderful blog and I'm going to include it on my blog, right this instant!

Felicia
www.nearandfar.wordpress.com

Sas said...

Dear Vineeta,
what a wonderful post (again). I loved the colours and her decorating style. Absolutely wonderful and inspiring :)

Thank you for sharing this great find :))

Sas

vineeta said...

felicia, It always fills me with excitement too to see a comment from someone new :) I quickly hopped across to your blog as well & what a happy lucid way you have with words :) Will be reading you more often & do come to India- it will be one hell of an experience- in everyway :)

vineeta said...

Sas, thanx- I kind of knew you might like this- like me. We are lovers of bright colours and happy decor :)

MASALA CHAI said...

Gosh, I want so many things in this post - the tribal art tapestry, the indonesian pot thingies, some of the pillows...
Also do not underestimate the youngins, I've seen quite a few snazzy college apartments in my day !

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Thanks for sharing~!
I shall go visit her. ;D
Vineeta...I hope you are keeping well!!!
xoxo

vineeta said...

masala chai, I want those walls! :) and she does have brilliant taste in accessories :) And I will remeber about the age thing- I also find the young people these days extremely confident- which is such an awesome thing :)

vineeta said...

Gillian! Im so glad to see you! :) you take care & do drop by often- its also been awahile since I've come over- so let me do that :)

Reeta Skeeter said...

I love the shots of the earrings!
Classic indeed!

gunJan said...

oh my god vinee, what have u just served us with!!! red hot scrumptious fare

vineeta said...

Reeta, Im so glad to see u! :) I really thought that apart from putting together a great looking room- she has a superb eye whatever she does- including her choice in jewellery and the way she captures it on camera.

vineeta said...

Gunj, I have to resist the great temptation of showing this exciting stuff to u the minute I discover it & instead wait till u check my blog :) Its red-hot alright :)

kavitha said...

Wow what a great room. she really does have such great taste and creativity. she has some awesome earrings too :)

Arch at Rang said...

Adventuress has been a contact for a very long time but never saw this amazing side of her ( Great job Adventuress:-)))

Vineeta- You have a knack of digging out some amazing work from Flickr;-))

Keep up the good work:-)

Arch

vineeta said...

kavitha- she does & i loved the way she's photographed those lovelies too :) makes them look even better

vineeta said...

arch, thanx for the compliment :) you know how it is- we just keep looking, digging sometimes its flickr, sometimes the net, sometimes magazines- never know what we will find :) And for each of us who has already seen it- there must be 20 ppl who haven't so it worthwhile showcasing it anyway :)

MASALA CHAI said...

Hey Vineeta,
I finally managed to do the meme you tagged me with for the 7 random/weird facts about myself. It's at my new blog !

jess gonacha said...

wow, this is so daring! i'd love to see it all in person-- i'm sure it is incredible. i love how inventive she is about dressing up the IKEA stuff. so inspiring!

vineeta said...

Masala chai- read it ! what a riot! & liked the header too especially the wires.

vineeta said...

jess, isnt it! I've myself not gathered the courage to go red AND pink- but this girls pulled it off brilliantly!

Anil P said...

That's some colour indeed.

Ananva said...

such eye candy!!! am now hopping over to her blog to check it out!!

vineeta said...

Anil, long time :) yes. colour & how!

Ananva, do that - went across to yours and was amused to read about the 'eating-from-the-leaf' incident :)

Tanveer Farooqui said...

Hi Vineeta ,
realy this is lovely post, thanks for sharing !

vineeta said...

You are welcome Tanveer! :)

KNQ Associates said...

Lovely colours!

UL said...

fabulous set up, absoutely loved the jewels..

vineeta said...

Stan & ul, thanx :)!

Adventuress said...

Hello Vineeta and friends, Thank you all so much for the kind comments and compliments on my photographs and modest little "projects".

Vineeta, your blog is amazing, and so inspiring :) I'm sure I will draw out some more creative ideas from it.

vineeta said...

Adventuress, Im glad you've seen all the appreciation your work has been getting :) And thanx for the compliment -and you can't tell me anyhting better than that it inspires you to do more creative work :)

Anonymous said...

I am redoing my room and i would love to do it just like this becuase this is the theme i was looking for. But i would just like to know where you got those pillows from.