Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Izzy Million

Who knew folding chairs could be so cool? Izzy Million has been manufacturing beautiful, well built folding chairs in New York since 1930's and their classic design has stayed tried and true since then. Working with DLV Designs, the chairs still have their old school form, but have been updated with luxurious fabrics and supple leathers to make the pieces customizable for your space. They really have created the ultimate fashionable folding chair- practical, long lasting and beautiful. They have divided up their chairs in to three collections - modern vintage, old sport and atomic age- so you are sure to find the perfect one! Whether it be for home, work or play these chairs will make the perfect addition to any space. Check out some of their designs below!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ashley Woodson Bailey

We are swooning over these breathtaking floral photographs by Ashley Woodson Bailey. Whether you are looking to add something moody and dark, or something airy and fresh, Ashley's prints are the perfect way to infuse florals into your space without having to fill your vases with fresh flowers every day. Her photos have a painterly quality to them and showcase the simple beauty of flowers in their most natural form. It's no surprise that Ashley has a background in floral design and art history. Pop over to her online shop to check out her two collections - dark and light - to find the perfect piece of art for your space.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roundup: Favourite Wallpapers

Wallpaper is proving to be a strong trend throughout 2014 and it's a favourite in the AV Design office. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting prints, patterns and designs so here is a roundup of some that caught our eye. We can't wait to use these in our spaces!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Coffee Cocktails

Just like many of you out there, coffee is a staple in our work day routine. It's one of the first things we do before we dive into our myriad of roles - millwork drawings, fabric selections, site meetings and answering emails. As much as we love our cup of joe, it's nice to have a little bit of variety in our morning wake me ups and afternoon pick me ups. We recently got a new coffee maker in our office - the KRUPS Lattecino- and we are in love! One our favourite parts about KRUPS is the coffee cocktail recipes that come along with them. They are quick and easy to create in our office and are event great to use after the work day finishes. They would be the perfect addition to any party or outdoor BBQ. Our favourite coffee cocktails so far are the Coffee and Coconut Ice Blend and the Mocha Milkshake. Check out the drool worthy concoctions below!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Marrakech Design

We are always on the look out for unique and beautiful products to use in both our client's homes and our own. While getting lost in the world wide web, I stumbled upon these incredible cement tiles by Swedish company, Marrakech Design.  Each tile is made my hand using the same process developed in Southern France at the end of the 19th century. There is something so special about a product made by hand - it is something that we rarely see anymore! Not only do these tiles have a beautiful story behind them, their aesthetic in completely unique and would be a stunning addition to any space. They offer a number of colour combinations and their interesting shapes allow you to create a design perfect for whatever space you decide to use them in. Take a look at some inspiration shots of Marrakech Design's incredible products and start dreaming of the possibilities for your own home!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Roundup: Brass Hardware

I don’t know about you guys, but the team here at Alykhan Velji Designs is brass obsessed! Brass hardware keeps finding it’s way into our design inspirations and it is the perfect opportunity to add something special to a space and even re-invent furniture or cabinetry you already have in your home. By just changing the hardware you can create a piece that looks custom and instantly updated. We especially love using brass hardware as a contrast in a modern design or to compliment a more traditional feeling space.  We have gone brass crazy and are not looking back! Here is a roundup of some of our favourite brass hardware.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Poppytalk for Target!

Happy Friday! Just in time for the weekend, we are sharing Target's newest collaboration with Poppytalk!

Jan Halvarson of the Vancouver-based blog Poppytalk, has been creating beautiful and inspiring posts on her lifestyle blog since 2005, and has now created a collection of party d├ęcor, paper products and serving pieces in bold colours and fun patterns with Target. Inspired by "glamping," these items are the perfect addition to any party- from a gathering in your own backyard to a picnic in the park. The collection boasts a new take on mid-century prints and pieces to create a whimsical and playful setting, where ever you decide to use them!  

Take a look at the collection below and get all these items in stores now. We have already started imagining how we will be using these pieces this weekend!