You'll enjoy being here if...

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You love design.
You love beautiful things.
You love art.
You love travelling.
You like a good book.
You love vintage.
You love a good story.
You want to go behind-the-scenes of some of the most beautiful 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 feel that we can borrow from our combined past as we look towards the future. I'm ever inspired by nature & being in nature makes me feel alive & as though life is full of possibility.

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 as 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 fell in love with the French way of doing things. They bring creativity & flair into everything they do, and it was a JOY to witness.

I was inspired by the way they design, package and present things. Whether it's a box of tea , a perfume or a macaroon, the presentation is exquisite. The color palettes are unusual. Soft, feminine, with a hint of playfulness.  The window displays were like a fantasy. They transported you in an instant.

I got introduced to nature in a whole new way in the South of France! You could see every shade of green imaginable and just like that, you'd stumble upon a patch of lavender. The cedar trees touched the sky. Provence opened up the world of aromatherapy to me. Natural fragrances filled the air. Lavender patches and rose-scented medallions were a part of people's daily lives. It's no wonder, the best fragrances in the world come from here! I was fascinated by this wonderful, aesthetic way of life.

I took A LOT of notes and met some wonderful people. You could say it was an art & design awakening for me.