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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on 18 Dec 2015 in Gado Gado, Media Buzz | 0 comments

WISHING EVERYONE A

VERY HAPPY & PEACEFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!

Buddha Christmas

 

Bali – My Postcard Perfect Moment

Posted by on 29 Oct 2015 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Bali is truly my favorite place to BE.  It always adds color and vibrancy to my days and countless opportunities for inspiration as well as reflection. Ceremonies are frequent and famous on this Hindu island and there is always something, somewhere to celebrate and honor. As much as Bali transforms and modernizes, the Balinese continue to prioritize their community and religious duties in their daily lives and it remains the core of an otherwise changing world. For that they have my utmost admiration and respect.

Witnessing ceremonial processions, as the local community (banjar) makes it’s way to the Temple for festivities, is a usual part of life on Bali and something we’ve seen countless times. Quite often though, I don’t have camera in hand, my view is blocked or the photos blurry; however, on this day the gods conspired to provide me with my very own Postcard Perfect Photo Op. It was kismet! All the elements came together for my Kodak moment – especially with so many beautiful Balinese women gracefully balancing such high trays of Temple Offerings (you don’t see those large offerings all the time!). Sitting in our vehicle, with front row view,  Iphone in hand,  I snapped away and was deeply grateful for the opportunity to BE here, NOW. And my additional gift of these images, to always remind me of the beauty of the day.

Balinese Men in Ceremonial Procession

Balinese Men lead the Ceremonial Procession to the Temple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bali Ceremonial Procession to Temple boys

Always love to see the kids in their Ceremonial clothes – everyone comes along!

 

Procession of Balinese Women with Offerings

Ceremonial Procession of Balinese Women with Temple Offerings. Look at how high the Offerings are! It must have been a very special occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

Procession of Balinese Women with Ceremonial Offerings

Such Grace & Beauty in 91 degree temps! Ceremonial Procession of Balinese Women with Temple Offerings.

 

 

Ethnic Adds Flavor – Define Your Own Style

Posted by on 7 Oct 2015 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Come home to a space that’s unique and truly your own – so go ahead and define your own style!

Our clients didn’t want to have to choose between the one-of-a-kind, ethnic pieces that called to them and the stream-lined functional style they needed. So, they decided to trust their creative instincts and use the pieces they loved for inspiration to make it all work. The Hand Carved Tribal Free Form Table, Carved Tribal Bench and Teak Slat Side Bookcase from Gado Gado mixed perfectly with their existing favorites. With the gorgeous pop of pumpkin shaded paint, they beautifully blended a variety of different elements to create one fabulous space!

Stop in at Gado Gado and see what inspires you …

Carved Tribal Side Table & Bench and Slat Side Teak Bookcase from Gado Gado.

Hand Carved Tribal Free Form Table, Carved Tribal Bench and Slat Side Teak Bookcase from Gado Gado.

Carved Tribal Bench & Carved Tribal Side Table from Gado Gado

Hand Carved Tribal Bench &  Hand Carved Free Form Side Table from Gado Gado.

Mid-Century Modern Mix

Posted by on 27 Apr 2015 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

One of our long time clients is in the process of renovating a home and she’s detailing the process on her blog:  http://detailssquared.blogspot.com/.

Her and her husband have finished the living room and their pieces from Gado Gado look fabulous in their Mid- Century Modern Style space. The Carved Reclining Buddha, the Hand Chairs and the Curved Teak Bench, are a perfect balance to the glass and chrome shelves and coffee table (and that Mulberry colored sofa rocks!). Hand crafted Indonesian furniture, Art and Home Accents complement so many different design styles, so visit us at Gado Gado and have some fun and mix it up!

Gado Gado Reclining Buddha Statue and Hand Chairs

Gado Gado Reclining Buddha Statue and Hand Chairs

 

Gado Gado Reclining Buddha and Curved Teak Bench

Gado Gado Reclining Buddha and Curved Teak Bench

 

Eclectic Hacienda Style Conversion in Chastain Park

Posted by on 26 Feb 2015 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Our  client’s home renovation in the Chastain Park area of Atlanta was recently featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Many of their purchases from Gado Gado are showcased in their beautiful home.

Please visit the link to view the article and photos:

Private Quarters: Eclectic Hacienda Style Conversion in Chastain Park

 

 

 

Contemporary Asian Design in Atlanta

Posted by on 9 Jun 2014 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Our client’s home is a serenely, beautiful space which showcases her love of South East Asia. She has effortlessly blended her Indonesian furniture pieces from Gado Gado with her other Asian treasures against a modern backdrop, to allow each and every piece to stand alone in it’s beauty. We’re thrilled she’s shared these photos with us!

Deco Chair and Plow Cabinet Client Home web

Teak Deco Style Clair & Ikat Pillow and Reclaimed Teak Old Plow Chest from Gado Gado.

Rustic Turtle Bench - Client photo for web

Hand Hewn Indonesian Bench and Pillows from Gado Gado.

Old Carved Indonesian Chest and Textile Hangers from Gado Gado.

Old Carved Indonesian Chest and Textile Hangers from Gado Gado.

What a Move it Was!

Posted by on 6 Dec 2013 in Gado Gado | 0 comments

Moving Gado Gado to it’s new location has been an overwhelming task to say the least! You never know how much stuff you really have until it’s time to move it!  It was 10 solid days of hauling … with no break for Thanksgiving, but Setiawan, aka “Moving Master”, was a man on a mission. Thanks to him we made it!  The crew from Bobadilla’s Signature Moving company was also a fabulous, hardworking team that worked tirelessly on the rainy, very cold days we had their help. No break for the weary though, as Setiawan is orchestrating the set up for the new showroom. It will be a work in progress for the next few weeks, so for those of you who stop in early on, we hope you’ll understand we’re still getting settled in our new home at 1483-C Chattahoochee Avenue. PS all of our handcrafted Indonesian Furniture is looking mighty fine in the new space!

Gado Gado on the move with Bobadilla's Signature Moving crew.

Gado Gado on the move with Bobadilla’s Signature Moving crew.

Bobadilla's Moving Crew

Bobadilla’s Moving Crew

Setiawan moving Gado Gado.

Setiawan finishing up Gado Gado’s Move: “That’s a Wrap!”

A Haven in the City

Posted by on 2 Nov 2013 in Design Inspiration, Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

WaterMoon Refuge …

A haven in the city.

A rest from all striving.

A place to be still.

 

It was a great privilege and a delightful pleasure working with Swami Lotus at WaterMoon Refuge.

Gado Gado Indonesian furniture at WaterMoon Refuge Gado Gado Indonesian furniture at WaterMoon Refuge

 

 

 

 

Gado Gado Indonesian furniture at WaterMoon Refuge

 

If you are looking for a place to pause, to be still,  please visit http://www.watermoonrefuge.org/ for more information. A true haven in Atlanta, Georgia.

Indonesian Architectural Panels for Headboards

Posted by on 10 Mar 2013 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Indonesian Carved Bed Panel as Headboard - Client Photo

Indonesian Carved Bed Panel as Headboard

Master bedroom project on the calender? How about using an Indonesian architectural panel for a one-of-a-kind headboard? These hand carved teak panels, whether reproductions or antiques, salvaged from old beds and doors make beautiful headboards.  Design a master bedroom that is a personal, exotic retreat and a relaxing holiday may only be a few steps away!

Indonesian Carved Bed Panel as Headboard

Indonesian Carved Teak Bed Panel as Headboard – Client Photo

Old Indonesian Bed Panel as Headboard: Florida Design Magazine

Old Indonesian Bed Panel as Headboard: Florida Design Magazine

Indonesian Consoles as Bath Vanities: Before & After Pics

Posted by on 6 Jan 2013 in Gado Gado, Social Media | 0 comments

Indonesian consoles and cabinets are beautiful alternatives to a traditional vanity that are sure to enhance your bath renovation.  As I mentioned in a previous post, incorporating a hand crafted piece of furniture as a vanity is a great way to add some personality and unique style to your bath redo.

Many thanks to our client for providing the before and after photos. Both Indonesian console cabinets were purchased from Gado Gado.  Many of our pieces are one-of-a-kinds and our inventory is always changing, so please visit the Consoles :l: Buffets Gallery to view our current stock.

Guest Bath BEFORE Remodel

Guest Bath Remodel

Guest Bath AFTER Remodel

Master Bath BEFORE remodel

Master Bath AFTER Remodel