Hi and welcome to the creative mind of Brooklyn-based interior design firm, Ishka Designs.
This blog allows you to peek behind the scenes of our design process; see the images, products, and events that inspire and motivate us. We are happily biased towards interior design topics with a sustainable undertone. With our international backgrounds, we definitely embrace a global perspective and influence. We hope you are inspired and sometimes provoked by our postings and we look forward to reading and responding to your comments!

One love, idi


Backyard Quickie

Take your mind out of the gutter! Or at least the french drain. We just wanted to give you a quick glimpse of the before and after pics of the backyard landscape design we completed a few weeks ago.

Views from the deck...

A much better view from the deck!

These were taken with a point & shoot and the iphone. So we definitely cannot wait to have Niya B. shoot it for real in the next couple of weeks or so...giving the plantings time to truly fill out :)

For those of you who like hearing about our process, we will be posting a 4-part series on this project, from concept to fruition, complete with images, etc. Interested?

Let us know what you think...!



  1. definitely. keep it comin'. looks good.

  2. Looks Fabulous! Speaking of gutters. I recently saw a back yard that used the gutter run offs to keep the garden watered. The gutter isn't so bad :-)

  3. Thanks guys! @Ray-Lee - we are installing a rain barrel shortly. So yes, gutters are good :)

  4. very nice! you worked in loads of seating in a such a small space without it feeling cramped..

  5. Thats really F N nice .. when is the BBQ...j/k but on the real I so wish that was my backyard !!