Coffee with a Creative: Harri Dhokia of Black Qubd

Coffee with a Creative is all about meeting like-minded creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! Today we meet Harri Dhokia of Black Interiors and Black Qubd. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Latte  What inspired you to set up your Company? I found the courage to…
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What is Perfect Imperfection?

For those of you that know me know that my style is a fusion of the old and the new, of working with different genres and creating a look that tells a story and has layers of intricacy. Hello ‘wabi-sabi’ or as we may know it to be ‘perfect imperfection’ i think that this really sums up the look perfectly…
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First Hygge, now Lagom?

So first we had the Swedish hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) meaning to “enjoy life’s simple pleasures” and now we have lagom (pronounced “LA-gom”) another Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable”. Taking this meaning literally we can see where the style…
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The Scandinavian Influence

The ‘Scandi-look’ is what I have requests for from a lot of my clients, they love the style and the feeling it evokes. The pure simplicity of clean lines and pared back elegance makes the space warm and inviting and is usually functional and minimal. The use of muted tones and earthy materials such as wood is a must for…
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Spring is Here – Goals for the Season

With the clocks going forward, giving us more daylight it already feels like spring is here. The bright weather makes me feel like i need to set myself some goals for the season and I feel more optimistic and that goals are more achievable (suddenly?!). I am also hoping that by writing them down and letting the whole world see…
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Being my own Client

I’m working on a new residential design project, but this project is different. Why is it different you ask? Well firstly it’s for an interior designer (uh-oh) and secondly it’s for my worst critic (me!), this presents me with the biggest problem… How do you work on a creative project when it’s for yourself and you are super fussy and…
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Colour of the Year 2017

Now there is a lot of differing opinions from designers all over the world about the trend that is colour and the colours that mean current to one designer is not the same as what means current to another. Dulux colour of the year is Denim Drift and Pantone colour of the year is Greenery, MY colour of the year is more like…
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Getting Creative

So part of my problem has been that I’m struggling to get creative, its through no fault of the universes, just mine. I find myself over thinking everything and so not able to just ‘be’ or get creative with anything. You could say a mind block of sorts. Yes as an interior designer that can be a problem! So in…
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Hello again..!

Hello to all of you out there, some of you may have noticed that i have been a little quiet… well i am hoping that this is all about to change, its not that i haven’t wanted to but I’ve just been so so very busy. Its been a very interesting year or more since i have last spoken to…
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Vintage Interiors

Its been a while since my last post and i’m really trying to get the momentum going again, being busy is not an excuse… so here goes… A friend recently asked me to come and take a sneak peak at a project he was working on and i was taken aback, it inspired me to try and get back on…
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Festival of Colour: Holi

Today Hindus everywhere will be celebrating the festival of Holi. An annual festival  of colours that marks the beginning of spring. The festival was primarily celebrated in India but with the widespread of Hindus all over the world is celebrated widely. The festival starts with the lighting of a bonfire which is said to rid any impurities and ill feeling, so…
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