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