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Sept. 08, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Décor disasters: common design mistakes and how to fix them

How many of us have started a home redecorating project only to stop midway, frustrated because we just can't seem to recreate that magazine-worthy look? Well fret not, as we've identified some common design mistakes and asked local designers for their surefire solutions to get back on track.

Photo: Klassen Photography, Interior Design: Alykhan Velji Designs
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June 10, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Alykhan Velji's hot design trends for summer focus on forgotten spaces

Alykhan Velji, principal at Alykhan Velji Designs.
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After an unusual spring spent mostly cooped up inside, summer's onset promises brighter days.

Summer is also a great time to notice the areas around the home that are especially in need of a refresh. This is where Alykhan Velji, principal at Alykhan Velji Designs, is focused for summer 2020.

Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs.
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Feb. 21, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Seasonal shake-up: Five fresh ways to re-energize your home's design this spring

After the dreary days of winter, the arrival of spring feels like a breath of fresh air, as snow melts and beautiful greenery takes its place. A change of scenery inside your home can be just as uplifting.

"Spring is a great time to think about changing up your space," said Alykhan Velji, principal and senior designer for Alykhan Velji Designs. "Out with the drab and dated and in with the new and fresh."

Here are five of Velji's top design trends for spring (all photos courtesy of Joel Klassen [klassenphotos.com]):
Photography by Joel Klassen
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Sept. 18, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Fall flavour: Three hot design trends for autumn

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When it cools off outside, it's time to warm up inside with a seasonal update to home décor.

"Fall is a great time for design in general because you can start to layer," said Alykhan Velji, principal and senior designer for Alykhan Velji Designs. "Just like in fashion, where you can start adding scarves and such, with an interior you can start adding more textural items – layering on more pillows, throws and artwork."

Here are three of Velji's top design trends for fall:
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March 20, 2019 | Andrea Cox

My First Home: Alykhan Velji, designer extraordinaire

Calgary-based designer Alykhan Velji is partial to mid-century modern design. So when he and his now-husband, Jason Krell, were scouring the MLS® System listings for their first home, it was a given that the couple would jump on a four-level, mid-century modern gem in Chinook Park.

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Oct. 05, 2018 | Natalie Noble

Four ways to add vintage design to your home

Alykhan Velji. Courtesy Alykhan Velji Designs


Bringing vintage or retro design into the home can be a fun way to add style and personality.

"Incorporating vintage or retro elements in design is very on trend right now," said Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs. "The great thing about adding such pieces in your design is that they add character and make your home feel curated and less like a showhome."

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April 18, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Five hot design trends to make any room pop

Given our climate, it's no surprise that Calgarians spend a lot of time indoors. Fortunately, the latest design trends offer some exciting ways spice up your home's interior. From colours to curves, let Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs and LeAnne Bunnell of LeAnne Bunnell Interiors walk you through a range of options to keep you on the cutting edge.
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Sept. 21, 2017 | Natalie Noble

New year, new look

Alykhan Velji talks top design trends for 2018

Whether planning a design overhaul or revitalizing a favourite space, award-winning designer Alykhan Velji has his finger on the pulse of what's up-and-coming in the design world. With that in mind, here are three of his predictions for Calgary's top design trends in 2018.
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March 14, 2016 | Rachel Naud

Spring into seasonal decor

Five ways to decorate your home for spring

There's a reason we get a little spring in our step come March. After a long, dreary, cold winter, the days are getting longer and sunnier, giving us a glimpse of warm days to come.

Not only does this make us shed the heavy layers of our wardrobe, but it also inspires us to lighten up our decor at home.

"I think a lot of us get an itch toward the end of a long dark winter to see some colour and life," said Tracy Wharton, owner and principal designer of Dovecote Design Studio in Calgary.

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March 05, 2014 | CREBNow

Pop The Question: Alykhan Velji

Dubbed one of Calgary's Style Guys, Alykhan Velji knows a thing or two about transforming residential or commercial spaces into timeless eye capturing rooms. Velji can be spotted on Breakfast Television, Shaw TV or heard on 98.5 Virgin Radio giving design tips and tricks. CREB®Now caught up with Velji to talk to him about the ins and outs of being an interior decorator.


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