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What is that Velvet>?!

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What is That? Velvet?! Posted by DESIGNSBYZUEDI on NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Nothing says warmth and luxury quite like velvet. The smooth texture wants you to slide yourself sensually along the seams. Or maybe that’s just me. Whatever. On a serious note velvet is that fabric that can be considered seasonal but I think in the right color, on the right piece of furniture, velvet is like a perennial. Great all year round! Velvet adds visual as well as tactile interests. Try pairing against a rugged or industrial interior for a dichotomy of experiences. If you are a clutz like me try on smaller pieces...

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Let the Kid in you do the Decor

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Remember when you were little and the best part of the dentist visit was the sticker you would get after? I loved anything comic book related. Then you would go home and get yelled at because the stickers would be all over the walls? No? Oh maybe that was just me lol. It’s no wonder,then, that I find wall decals to be so much fun.  If you are looking for a cool way to update your walls, without the hassle of paining, try one of these awesome decal companies and explore some ideas. I am going to share with you...

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This ain’t your grandma’s decor blog

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This ain’t your grandma’s decor blog  Posted by DESIGNSBYZUEDI on NOVEMBER 7, 2017 What’s the difference between design and decor? Who cares?! This blog is intended for everyone. Who cares where you live or how much you can afford. Design is everywhere and decor can be hoity toity and expensive as hell or you can create a fab look out the dollar store.  Since I have never had a lot of money I have learned how to make my tastes look expensive and unique by thinking outside the box.  Design is meant to be fun and inviting, not pretentious. Couches should be sat...

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Social designs and what they mean to me

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Social designs and what they mean to me

One of the themes that are prevalent throughout my designs are a social theme. I was raised a Rastafarian by a very progressive and socially aware mother. I remember going to meetings when I was younger and listening to the elders reasoning. (Translation:There were weekly meetings where the adults would discuss everything from religion to politics excuse me lol. I'm Jamaican). Maybe that combined with my being a Libra combine to give me a very strong sense of justice , injustice,  and a desire to highlight the ills of the world with the hope to bring awareness and maybe change. ...

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Letter From The Designer

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Letter From The Designer

My name is Zuedi Cocking and I am a single African American mother of two wonderful teenage boys. I have an extensive background in sales and a more recent and successful position as a manager. My passion however is in design. I started crocheting as a teenager and I would make scarves and hats and bags for my friends and family. As I got older and better I started selling them. Though I have always been interested in art and design I studied architecture in high school and some in college. More and more, however, I realized that I really...

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