You'll enjoy being here if...

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You love beautiful interiors.
You love art.
You love travelling.
You love vintage.
You like a good book.
You love a good story.
You want to go behind-the-scenes on some of the most beautiful spaces, places & products in the world.

 

About Zeenat

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I'm a decorator & a design professional from the Bay Area. I've had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people and projects - Stephanie Marsh at Marsh & Clark Design, The San Francisco Arts & Antiques Show, Ascent Apartments, The Pierce & Maker's Market.

I love beautiful things. I'm fascinated by the story behind a piece of art or how something was designed.  I'm inspired by design that seeks inspiration from the past and brings it into the present, with a fresh take on it!  A mix of vintage and modern aesthetics. 

I'm ever inspired by nature, travel & exploration and seek inspiration from all of it.

Here, I intend to share with you design discoveries, ideas and inspiration to live beautifully and imbue style into the everyday. And keep you updated on projects I'm working on.

I'm also the founder of Flint People, a resource for creative entrepreneurs to learn from other creative entrepreneurs, where I interviewed 15 creatives & business owners, including the founders of Three Twins Ice Cream & IAmElemental.  Prior to this, I was a Product Manager at Microsoft,  designing & shipping products for Microsoft Office (Excel was my first & remains my favorite).

 

An Art & Design Awakening

On a recent trip to France, I was inspired by the way the French lead their lives. They bring creativity & flair into everything they do, and it was a JOY to witness.

I was inspired by the design, packaging and presentation of things. Whether it's a box of tea , a perfume or a macaroon, the presentation is exquisite. The color palettes fresh. The displays told a story. They transported you in an instant.

Provence was an absolute revelation. I got introduced to nature in a whole new way in the south of France. You'll see every shade of green imaginable as you drive through the countryside, and just like that, you'd stumble upon a patch of lavender. Cypress trees touched the sky. Natural fragrances filled the air. Lavender, rose, verbena were a part of people's daily lives. It's no wonder, the best fragrances in the world come from here. I loved this aesthetic way of living.

I took a lot of notes and met some wonderful people.  It was a hugely inspiring trip that really made me see the joys of living beautifully and imbuing style into the everyday.