hunt & gather: valentine’s day gift guide

whether you’re celebrating with a significant other this year, or just want to get a fellow single friend a little gift, we have gathered up some sweet options to show them some love!

  1. venice basket in fuchsia via eliza gran studio
  2. pom pom metal clasp bracelet via shop latitude
  3. quote lumbar pillow via all modern
  4. burnin’ for you matchbox via the social type
  5. ‘play red’ eau de parfum via comme des garcons
  6. polka dot ring dish via etsy (modernmud)
  7. hamsa incense holder via free people
  8. bamileke feather headdress via safari fusion
  9. love potion #1 candle via urban outfitters

 

 

aesthetically speaking: new wave british decor

there are some styles that are so classic and cool, they never go out of fashion, and for me, british inspired design is one of those things!

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when you imagine the traditional english home a few things come to mind; beautiful case goods in rich stains with a bit of patina, a great paisley or floral printed sofa, well worn leather sofa (or faux!) and of course stripes. however, the modern british movement is taking these tried and true elements and reinterpreting them into contemporary scenes. taking the familiar, adding a twist of whimsy with light, airy elements to keep the traditional alive, while bringing in a young, fresh feel. we’ve taken the liberty to pull together a room fit for princess kate herself, with nods to the time-honored, with some quirky touches.

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hand print, ship painting, photograph, art work, abstract painting, dog portrait, antique books, bookcase, globe, velvet sofa, pillow, throw, coffee table, rug, leather sofa, striped pillow, british flag pillow, brass coffee table, wing chair, stripe pouf

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tell us what are your favorite design that will never go out of trend in the comments.

 

 

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

we are so excited to finally share the feature of kishani’s home in the september issue of better homes and gardens! it is always an honor to be featured in the magazine, but getting to share her own space makes it extra special. she also shares some tips on vintage treasure hunting and how to achieve an eclectic look in your own home. thank you again to better homes and gardens for the opportunity to share her home!

hot off the press: the weekly review

we are so honored and excited to be featured in the weekly review, one of melbourne’s premiere lifestyle magazines! we love sharing our tips and trade secrets, so the opportunity to do so overseas is even more exciting. in their last weekly issue of february 2015 you can view some tips on how to personalize your home! thank you again to the weekly review for the feature! see the article below or click to page 18-19 for the complete interview on their site here!

aesthetically speaking: think outside the box

stop putting away your jewelry and accessories! instead, think outside the box…literally! let your treasures shine and be seen! we’ve taken a few vintage items from around our shop to showcase how easily you can do this, plus added some of our favorite inspiration from around the web to give you more ideas! we think you’ll find numerous ways to have things at a perfect glance when you are getting ready before work or a night out on the town! what idea will you try? let us know in the comments!

monica lauren jewelry via kishani perera inc

if you love to layer several pieces of jewelry, our vintage dress form floor lamp allows you to see their stunning beauty before you put it on yourself!

vintage les lunettes sunglasses via rummage

our vintage robert filoso mannequin was the perfect eye wear model for us! it helped us visualize how these vintage les lunettes sunglasses in our shop would frame the face. vintage mannequins can also model your hats and bracelets just as easily!

body sculpture via kishani perera blog

if a mannequin is too big to have in your space, consider a sculpture to adorn your jewelry! via design sponge

hand of buddha jewelry stand via kishani perera blog

sometimes all you need is a good hand! via brunette braid

animal decor via kishani perera

we’ve found that animal decor is a creative and unexpected way to display jewelry! this brass bird’s neck works great, but other ideas are elephant trunks, deer antlers and giraffe necks! via pop sugar

shadow boxes via kishani perera blog

shadow boxes make your jewelry into wall art! via better homes and gardens

vintage cake stand via kishani perera blog

vintage cake stand via inbal designs

glass cloche jewelry storage via kishani perera blog

glass cloche jewelry storage via pottery barn

antique wood spanish chandelier via rummage

we happen to think that a chandelier is a great place to showcase jewelry from above! via rummage

vintage tea cups and saucers via kishani perera blog

vintage tea cups and saucers via broke and healthy

vintage shoe molds via kishani perera blog

we thought these shoe molds were such a novel idea for holding large amounts of necklaces! via french by design

and don’t forget to follow us on instagram, twitter and facebook to stay abreast of the sales, new inventory and more wonderful inspiration from our shop!

hot off the press: sunset magazine

we want to start our week off with a big thank you to sunset magazine for featuring one of our favorite bathroom remodels and including us in their ’14 ways to revamp your bathroom’ list! see below for our tip, and thank you again to sunset magazine for the feature!

aesthetically speaking: double duty bar carts

bar carts aren’t just for holding liquor and bar items these days! they can do double and sometimes even triple duty in a variety of rooms as chic and functional solutions for storage and displaying items. anytime an item can do that is something we can all celebrate, especially if you live in a small space! we’ve rounded up some creative ways that you can use a bar cart around a home. do you have an idea not shown here? let us know in the comments!

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via apartment therapy

bar cart as side table via kishani perera blog

bar cart as side table via hgtv

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via apartment therapy

bar cart as nightstand via kishani perera blog

bar cart as nightstand via rue magazine

bar cart as bookcase via kishani perera blog

bar cart as bookcase via better homes and gardens

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via design sponge

bar cart for kitchen storage via kishani perera blog

bar cart as kitchen storage via better homes and gardens

 bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via house to home

bathroom bar cart via kishani perera blog

bathroom bar cart via pink peonies

art deco bar cart 1 via kishani perera inc.

this art deco bar cart via rummage can certainly do double duty, but there is also a bonus feature!

art decor bar cart 2 via kishani perera inc.

…it has a removable serving tray, which makes it great for entertaining in any room of your home! cheers to that…make it a double for me!

hot off the press: domaine home

2015 is starting off right for us, thanks to domaine home! they just featured a project of ours from last year and we are so excited to share it via one of our favorite design websites. we spent one full year working with a developer to renovate this stunning home in the palisades and loved the end result. thank you again to domaine home for the wonderful honor! see below for some of our favorite features, and here for the full article.

 

hot off the press: 2014 round up

happy new year! 2014 was such a wonderful year for all of us at kishani perera inc. and rummage! so wonderful and busy that we got a little behind on sharing our press. we can’t forget to share these honorable features and take a moment to thank those who include us, as we are always grateful. see a few we missed last year, and we will be sure to share more soon.

we are so excited for kishani’s feature in c social front and for her to share some of her favorite spots in los angeles! since you now know her go-to spots, be sure to keep an eye out for her. she tends to be a creature of habit when it comes to her favorite vegan spots! thank you, c social front, for the kind words and honor of being featured! see below for the full article.

we are so honored to have been featured in an august issue of people magazine’s hollywood at home! we loved working with molly and scott to find a harmonious style they could both agree on. this was their first home together, so it was important to make it a place they would both feel comfortable in, where they could raise their family and relax together. we love the result! thank you again to people magazine for featuring our work!

we are so excited to be listed as one of pure wow’s top 16 la designers to follow on instagram! we love to share our work and tease you with sneak peeks of the progress, so it is exciting to hear people love it too. we better step up our insta game even more now! if you aren’t following us yet, you can find us here! thank you again to pure wow for the feature!

 

aesthetically speaking: african bogolan mud cloth

we love seeing how people incorporate traditional cultural items into contemporary settings! for some, it’s a way of honoring their heritage and for others it’s simply a way of adding character and style to their personal space. one of those items in particular is the african bogolan mud cloth. we love its simplicity and the hand painted geometric lines which give it a graphic, modern feel while still maintaining its rustic nature. lately, we’ve been seeing this motif in both design and fashion, so we wanted to share some of our favorites!

african mud cloth via kishani perera blog

an african mud cloth hangs behind a bed to resemble a headboard via amber interiors

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

you can also add it over a headboard to add a graphic element via kishani perera inc.

eric hughes bedroom via kishani perera blog

this african coverlet looks great at the foot of this bed via elle decor

african mud cloth runner via kishani perera blog

we love how this african mud cloth functions as a table runner in this gorgeous table setting via ruffled

afrique collection via kishani perera

afrique fashion collection via nicci hou

geometric stairs via kishani perera blog

mud cloth inspired looking stairway via musee robert tatin

mud cloth inspired vegan clutch via kishani perera blog

love the creativity here! hand painted bogolan mudcloth vegan clutch purse via tribal immunity

kokomo collar 2 via kishani perera blog

your pets can have fun accessorizing with it too! via beast + babe

mud cloth quilt via kishani perera blog

this almost looks like tile, but it is actually a handmade mud cloth quilt via judy dominic

mud cloth chair via kishani perera blog

 a traditional chair looks fresh and modern reupholstered in mud cloth via burley katon halliday

jen smith bedroom via domino

don’t be afraid to layer mud cloth with various other textiles, you’ll be amazed how beautiful it can look! via domino

brooke holm home via kishani perera

you can always add it as an accent underfoot via the design files

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

an african bogolan mud cloth available via rummage

looking for more inspiration? be sure to follow us on pinterest! we have a board dedicated just to african mud cloth where we’re always sharing more ideas.

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