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


Happy Holidays!

Bird of paradise flower (reminds me of Jamaica home); NiyaBas.com Photography
We would like to say many thanks to our clients, supporters, vendors, and friends who have continued to lift our spirits and make us feel happy to be doing what we love!  Best wishes and all the best for the new year.



A cozy corner

images by NiyaBas.com photography
It's really rainy today.  Misty, mysterious, and reflective.  The perfect day to find a cozy corner, snuggle up with a warm alpaca blanket from D. Bryant Archie Textiles and read a good book - maybe a well worn favorite by Paulo Coelho.  Yea, I realize it's Tuesday.  But for us in the freelance world, sometimes Tuesdays are our Sundays.  
blanket by dbryantarchie.com; The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; hot chocolate by MarieBelle; chocolate tea by St. Mary's Cooperative 
So where better to snuggle up than in this charming corner vignette styled by IDI featuring this vintage bergère, re-upholstered in rich chocolate-y chenille from Kravet.
our favourite cozy corner
close-up of fab Kravet fabric
we refinished the wood with a glossy neutral to pick up the tiny dots in the chocolate fabric
images by NiyaBas.com Photography
Speaking of chocolate, maybe we should also cozy up with a pint sized steamy cup of thick hot chocolate from Mariebelle café in SoHo, or a cup made from scratch using only the best Jamaican chocolate from St. Mary Cooperative*.  Either way, add a touch of your favorite liqueur, and we are well on our way to dreaming of endless possibilities, successes, and perfect escapes.
*Sidenote: On my mission to find a fantastic image of Jamaican hot chocolate I came across this amazing post on St. Mary's Co-operative: sustainable tourism in Jamaica providing jobs for women. KUDOS!

Stay warm and cozy,