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Designer Spotlight:<br>Vani Sayeed Studios
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Designer Spotlight:
Vani Sayeed Studios

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Design by: Vani Sayeed Studios | @vanisayeedstudios

Photography: Nat Rea | @natreaphotography

A little bit about Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios

Vani Sayeed Studios is an award-winning collective of interior décor/design, interior architecture, fine art and product design based in Newton, Massachusetts. For over a decade, it has created masterfully beautiful spaces for residential and commercial clients on America’s East and West Coasts, as well as in India.

Vani Sayeed is the firm’s principal; her inspiration comes from a deeply creative sensibility. A committed and full-time artist herself, Vani’s love of an incredibly diverse spectrum of global art and architecture helps to inform her design aesthetic. She is fascinated by the possibility of both honoring classic traditions and a need to embrace novelty. Vani Sayeed obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Interior Design at the prestigious J.J. School of Art in Mumbai, where she spent the first two years in rigorous fine art training. She completed her Master of Fine Art degree on scholarship at the University of Iowa. Vani’s work as an artist has won numerous prizes. As a design professional, she is a member of the Design Leadership Network and Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Vani is recognized as one of the greater Boston area’s top interior designers.

Her interior design work has won multiple awards and she has been featured in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, New England Home, Cottages and Bungalows, Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, Boston Home, Boston Globe etc.

What is your favorite classic with a twist? Can be anything, interior design related, food, drinks, architecture?

I often find non-permanent installation art very intriguing. It's a far departure from how people view sculpture or art in general. I'm fascinated by Christo and Jeanne Claude's recent installation in Paris, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped.

How did you find out about Dowel Furniture?

Dowel has a deep connection to Boston and I saw your product showcased during Boston Design Week at a local gallery.

Which pieces did you choose for your projects and why did you choose those pieces for your clients?

Grace Klismos Side Chair

In this large formal dining room, our goal was to get a nice mix of materials and finishes ~ texture, color and pattern. The Klismos Chair is a classic! It's stylish yet timeless in design and incredibly comfortable. We choose a darker finish on the Klismos side chairs as a contrast to the lime-wash finish on the dining table top, the sculptural quality of the chairs makes them visually lighter and at the same time the darker finish grounds the room.