Opening up a coffee shop is a challenge but constructing one from scratch is a difficult feat.  The first phase was to remove the old, dilapidated countertop and customize it with  a countertop that was much Continue reading


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IMG_1470My son’s room is injected with sportiveness and playfulness–SO totally him!  His sister recently moved into a big girl bedroom. And now, he has his own space to play, read and sleep.  Adding a bunk bed, a basketball hoop and a funky, chrome chandelier was all that was needed to define his space.


sully room

His bedroom was once shared with his sister.  It was a bit tricky to create a cohesive space that both a boy and girl would enjoy. Therefore, I factored in their personalities when choosing paint, colors and accessories.


Painting and stenciling the room with a neutral color definitely set the mood.  The eight point star stencil infuses a splash of Morocco in the room.   Accent colors of yellow and blue compliment the soothing, gray walls.



The most fun part was adding character in the room whether it’s personalizing or adding their treasured object:  initials of their names on the pillows, a stack of their treasured books and their favorite stuffed animal (a sock monkey for the brother and a Bohemian rag doll for the sister).

Most importantly, capturing their love of the outdoors is showcased in the space with the hanging bicycle artwork and the non-stop fun hopscotch rug.  It was equally exciting to do their room as a duo and now, for my son.

mk award

Michael Kors has made it his life’s mission to fight hunger with the awareness of fashion. He has been involved since 2013 raising money for the World Food Programme by selling t-shirts and limited watches.  On Tuesday, April 12th, Michael Kors graciously received the McGovern-Dole Leadership Award from Vice President Joe Biden for his contribution in the World Food Programme USA.

WFP aamir me

My husband and I were honored to be guests and to be in presence of people who have generous hearts and simply want to feed the hungry. Continue reading


Recently, I designed an office space for a good friend of mine, a Gastroenterologist doctor in the Maryland region.  I took into consideration three things:  his personality, the type of patients that come in and the functionality of the space.


In consideration to the doctor’s personality, the University he attended:  Georgetown’s colors of blue and gray  were incorporated into the space.  His style leaned towards super modern with chrome metal accents.  The endless-looking chrome and cement brick wall is definitely unique!  To match it, a caged wire sconce and a cement console was added on.

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dubai shahsofstyle

how coincidental that my DVF wrap dress matches the background


Finally, I came around to posting about my trip to Dubai!  In Dubai, not only did I feel unbelievably hot amidst the desert air but I felt absolutely inspired by the design elements there. Dubai is rich–really just loads of Continue reading

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dc formal dessert table shahsofstyle

Recently, the Shah Sisters had the pleasure and opportunity to decorate the D.C. Eid Formal event.  The event took place at the Shakespeare Theater and the theme was modern rustic with hints of gold.  The dessert table was the main attraction and we’ll never know why…maybe it was the simplicity of the black and white stripes, or the beautiful lit up birch branches or the grand display of Georgetown cupcakes Continue reading