Bokja Design Studio

a new trend in furniture has started in Kuwait , renovating old vintage furniture using colorful textile . i really loved how “meblogging” changed her old furniture here , making it more vivid and colorful which reminded me of bokja design . Hoda and Maria from Lebanon started a furniture company named “Bokja Design Studio” which was based on renovating old furniture adding colorful textile to it . any item from their collection would make a beautiful centerpiece to a corridor or a living room

 

Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri

 

The talents behind the vision of Bokja are Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri. Hoda always had a passion for ancient tapestries and textiles, and Maria for antique furniture. The two joined forces in 2000 and chose a highly evocative name for their company: Bokja, an old Turkish word for the embellished velvet wrapping containing the traditional hand embroidered dowry of a bride. Baroudi and Hibri source furniture designs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, unearthed in Beirut’s flea-markets and antique dealerships, and then cover them with exuberant tapestries and textiles from the Levant and the legendary Silk Road countries of Central Asia.Combining ancient culture with repurposed modern design, Bokja is creating one-of-a-kind pieces that offer an explosion of colour, pattern and a richly textured sense of history.

 

here is some pieces from their collection

Follow the Trend

from housebeautiful.com ,  Decorating Trends 2010

1- Decorative Paint

"The new look of decorative paint is organic, representational, and whimsical. We saw it pop up on walls and floors, like in the sunken den of this modern beach house decorated by Christina Murphy."

2- Small Is the New Big

"Why own a big, huge house that always needs maintenance and effectively runs your life? Live in a small home – that serves you – and you actually live large. To make his 390-square-foot New York apartment livable, designer David Kaihoi employs lots of tricks like hidden storage, a corner banquette that opens up floor space, and ruthless editing of clutter."

3-Poufs

"These ottomans are as functional as they are fashionable: offering a place to rest your feet, an impromptu coffee table, or even an extra seat. They're key for small spaces, perfect for parties, and fit in any design scheme with styles ranging from sheepskin to stripes."

4- Outdoor Fireplaces

"Install an outdoor fireplace, and you add a whole new room onto the home. Whether there's a dining table for entertaining or plush chairs for lounging, the attitude is calm and comfortable."

5-Personal Style

"More than ever, this year in decorating was about making a home personal and expressing individual style. Just one example we saw is this high-bohemian New York apartment. Designer Daniel Sachs worked closely with the homeowner to reflect her love of antiques, contemporary art, and tribal textiles in his design."

6-Typography

"No dictionary is required to appreciate the alphabet-inspired trend. Graphic patterns of letters and numbers popped up on everything from paper clips to plates."

7-The Color Blue

“Ranging in shades of powder, porcelain, ocean, and opal, blue is an incredibly versatile color. It can be glamorous, like this dramatic living room decorated by Tobi Fairley, or serene and calm. Whichever direction it goes, it’s long been one of the most popular colors: so much so that we even dedicated our March issue to it”

8-High Gloss Paint

"This is the year of shiny walls. The look is sophisticated and stylish, like in this yellow master bedroom by designer Todd Klein. Tip: Any color can work, but it's worth investing in a high-quality product and a professional painter"

9-Mixing Different Furniture Styles

"A combination of furniture styles makes a room feel collected, rather than designed. One fabulous example is the way stylist Peter Frank's New York town house features an 18th-century Korean screen hanging over a comfy slipcovered sofa. To mix eras, styles, and sizes, he says, "It's all trial and error. My best advice is to admit your mistakes and try again.""

10-Wood Is Back

"Formerly considered dark and dated, the new look of wood is natural, light, and relaxed. From kitchens to eye glasses, the material is everywhere! To keep the look from feeling too heavy, try soft colors and natural textures, like in Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie's breezy Shelter Island home."

Las Vegas Penthouse



 Mark Tracy of Chemical Spaces, an award-winning interior designer ,and Calle Henzel of Henzel Studio both have teamed together to create this amazing penthouse suite in the Las Vegas Veer City Center.


“Mark Tracy started the design of this project with the intent to use the finest materials on every surface to create a friendly, inviting, colorful, and extravagant design for a penthouse unit in the Veer tower of Las Vegas’ modern City Center development.” and mission is accomplished if i may add

This penthouse that has incorporated many vivid and rich elements like the marble , the mosaic ,mirrored ceiling ,neon lights .. and the custom made rug in the living room , all of which brought a lot of energy into the rooms , yet they went for a simple furniture pieces like the beige sofa in the living room