Trendy Fusion Love – Are you a fan? We are.
Imagination and bliss are the ideal fusion; interior designer Nancy Pennikian brings her mystical décor ideas to the table.
Nancy Pennikian, a Lebanese beauty with wits indeed. An amorous woman with a bubbly nature and colorful imagination makes her the UAE’s most happening and jovial lady. Nancy did her BA in Cosmetology and worked as a professional make-up artist for over 8 years. Thereafter, she continued her higher studies and completed her masters in Fashion Marketing in ESMODE Dubai. Since her childhood years, Nancy enjoys learning about new trends and creating cozy spaces within her home. She grew up with a taste for decorating and buying unique styles of interior design accessories.
“Designing a home specially the “Living room” is my hobby and I LOVE it….and now I am very enthusiastic to work in this field and I am eager to show the world my taste in designing and making fusionist styled living. Bottom line: Working in the fashion world is my passion and I truly enjoy every bit of it.”
I had a striking chance to chat with charming Nancy to enlighten our readers about the latest trends.
SidSirus: What does “home” mean to you?
Nancy: For me, home is “happiness and stability of life.”
SidSirus: What determined your passion for design? Tell us about the moment when you decided this is your way to go?
Nancy: I think it’s in me. When I look at the world I feel like decorating it with my very own ideas. During my childhood I use to decorate my dolls’ house, but then as we grow up, sometimes those juvenile passions fade away or should I say they develop a fear of showing up. After I got married, I was very much inspired by my husband’s profession and his world of interiors, and I would say that he is the one who helped me to follow my dreams.
SidSirus: What was your first project?
Nancy: My own house. From the fire to spark my house is the ultimate perception of my imagination.
SidSirus: What inspires you today?
Nancy: For me, my biggest inspiration is traveling and cultures. I love to travel around and absorb the trends and different lifestyles within my very soul. To see different blessings of nature’s and gathering the ideas from nature itself and then putting them together with my own taste is the way I work.
SidSirus: As you love traveling, which is favorite place?
Nancy: Unquestionably, it is Paris. Paris is full of love, vintage and elite, classy and fashionable, cultural and historical. It is full of art. For me it’s just Wow.
SidSirus: What would be your recommendation for “what to do first” in a decorating project?
Nancy: Always keep these steps in your mind:
You need to understand your very inner self. What do you want to achieve? Everybody has their own ideas to make their home ideal and perfect.
You need to sit with your designer and let him/her understand your perception and the theme you have.
You need to incorporate your ideas with the latest trends. It is not at all necessary to follow the path of trends, but it should be the communal thing. You need to understand the latest trends and then think of the way to portray it with your own taste.
Last but not the least; you need to keep the balance in pricing and quality. Don’t fall a prey of wasting money and get nothing. You need to keep a balance; it will require a bit effort, but trust me it is worth a try.
SidSirus: Do you have any rules?
Nancy: No, I never restrict myself. I don’t limit myself in a certain way.
SidSirus: What are your feelings and thoughts when you are designing?
Nancy: I always think in such a way that the piece that I design is easy to use. I believe in bringing comfort to life. The colors that u like, you should always choose them, though it’s fun to take risks sometimes. Create something with the passion of love blending it with your own taste and the unification of comfort and luxury is very important.
SidSirus: What fashionable trends are in nowadays?
Nancy: In general, the combinations of fabrics like: leather with velvet, leather and cotton.
To create a trendy look for your house, the usage of strong colors with soft and subtle flair is a perfect theme you need to follow. A very classical sofa with a very funky table is the new trend.
SidSirus: What colors are now trendy?
Nancy: The monochromes, never forget it. White and black, it always gives a brilliant look to your sitting area. The Spring season is all about strong fuchsia, turquoise, folio and flashy colors.
“I believe in fusion.”