Living Room Decor of my Pittsburgh based apartment

Design & Decor Selfies Dated:  July 9, 2014
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Shazina Saeed

When I heard from Zingy homes wanting to collaborate with me ( Shazina Saeed ), I thought this would be a perfect “first post” from my end, a piece of my heart that I used to call home….away from home.  As an international student, living in the US can sometimes make you really homesick.  I had promised myself a cute little place where I would love to entertain friends, guests and above all….. would love to come back to… 

Here’s sharing my living room – my Pittsburgh one bedroom apartment.  * Since I suck so much a writing…. Why don’t you guys take a Pictorial tour.

My loyal love for chevron is the sole reason I sat down to write this post.  This rug started it all.

Classic chevron rugMy black and white classic chevron rug

The black and white colour of this rug tags along well with most accessories. And of course there is nothing more perfect than a classic chevron pattern.

Next, I wanted my living room to have hints of Indian décor, and so the pillows came in handy there. The blue little pillow is a DIY project made by my lovely sister in law.

Indian throw pillowsBring in the desi-ness- Indian accent pillows

A full length mirror is an absolute must for the fashion conscious me…:P.  I really loved the shape of this mirror and of course the prices at Ikea are to die for….  

full wall mirrorFull length wall mirror and some simple DIY projects

This mirror gave a good depth to the room and was a favourite “strike a pose” spot for my friends and for clicking selfies. 

Now, for a researching geneticist and a book worm and reading nook is an essential.  The Faux sheepskin rug is another Ikea buy.

Faux Fur RugsFaux sheepskin rug and the reading nook

I teamed it up with maroon floor cushions and added brightness with a hint of yellow.  The reading nook was my most relaxing spot with my favourite cup of chai… so cozy! Adjacent to the floor cushions is a little library (Yes, little is right :P)… my books, inspirational little nothings, family pictures and gifts from friends….

BookselfBookshelf holding precious-ness

I missed having a balcony in my apartment, but that didn’t stop me from keeping my green fingers at rest. I used the window sill to place my plants. Here they got ample sun and air…

Balcony areaThe GREENS

The next two pictures  are knicks and knacks collected  on trips and travelling.  The Canvas behind the tripod stand in a DIY project. You can read more about it on my blog and steps to recreate that painting.

Living roomKnicks and Knacks
ACRYLIC PAINTINGDIY abstract painting- acrylics

Talking about DIY paintings, yes I do a lot of them. It is really therapeutic and takes away all my stress from a tiresome work day. 

art galleryMy art gallery- DIY oil/acrylics art

Check out my personal oil/acrylic art gallery.

Here is the room in its entirety.

Art Living roomHome is where heart is..

Hope you liked it as much as I loved putting it all together.  Looking forward to your comments and inputs


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