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Do You Want to Help Children in Need?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Throughout the years, Haleh Design, Inc. has been a contributor of over 15 charities and has volunteered time & funds to raise awareness on all the challenges humankind faces.  The principal of Haleh Design, Inc., Haleh Niroo, has set out incredible goals to help those in need and is contributing a percentage of all sales to these charities.

Beginning September 18th, 2013, we will begin an amazing fundraiser event benefiting the Ayenda Foundation, a remarkable organization that enhance the welfare, education, health, shelter, safety, artistic and athletic abilities of Afghan children!

From September 18, 2013 through October 18, 2013, we will feature some of the world’s most luxurious tabletop and accessories such as Lalique, L’Objet, Herend, Moser, Maison Takuya, Eisch to name a few.  Ten percent (10%) of all purchases (excludes any applicable tax and shipping costs) raised during this time will benefit the Ayenda Foundation when the code AYENDA10 is used during check out.

Simply go to and shop through all the beautiful home products to support this incredible cause. All of these products will be revealed on September 18th at 8am PST so mark your calendar and be the first to shop!

Ayenda’s Mission

Ayenda Foundation, the Afghan Children Initiative, is to support projects that enhance the welfare, education, health, shelter, safety, artistic and athletic abilities of Afghan children – especially girls. Ayenda selects projects for funding based on critical needs, potential for high impact, efficiency and visibility, among other factors, for Afghan children.

Ayenda intends to act as a bridge between U.S. based organizations and non-profits and their resources and the children of Afghanistan. Afghan and foreign nonprofit organizations may submit unsolicited proposals to Ayenda, which will consider these proposals, based on the needs and the availability of resources provided by donor funding.

If donors have a specific area of interest, they may request their donation be utilized in that particular area. Whenever reasonably feasible Ayenda will select projects in those areas or which, as nearly as possible in Ayenda’s discretion, fulfill the same or similar purposes.

Donations to Ayenda Foundation, the Afghan Children Initiative, are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent provided by law.

To support the Ayenda Foundation, shop now through - October 18, 2013 to support the Ayenda Foundation!
Thank you again for your generous support and please pass this on to your community!

May God bless you!

Haleh Design, Inc


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Focal Point: Big Art

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Haleh Design, Mural Artwork for Foyer

Big art, such as the mural pictured here, has adorned palaces and homes of the wealthy for centuries. With its ability to evoke emotions and stimulate the senses, large-scale art is a terrific way to add color and interest to a space.

Artwork can be incorporated into a room as a large movable canvas or using a technique which is applied directly on the wall, floor or ceiling.  When considering incorporating big art in your home, don’t limit yourself to a painted framed piece, consider a floor or wall mosaic made of tile.

Big art becomes a focal point of the room in which it is applied unifying color, design and thematic elements. The mural here brings a classical, romantic feel to the grand staircase and foyer it overlooks.

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Art Collecting for the Home

Monday, November 28th, 2011

While you may not boast a classic van Gogh or a contemporary Jasper Johns in your private art collection, collecting nonetheless is a long enjoyed endeavor. Art brightens our lives, brings emotion and movement to a space, and challenges us to think past our own ego to contemplate the mind and heart of another.  Art comes in many forms; it can be as simple as a small framed found object or as expansive as a large scale painting.

Often times, people simply hang artwork that “matches” their décor but has no personal meaning. This approach is unfortunate as the richness of art is lost to a certain design or look. When visiting the home of a true art collector, there is an immediate feeling of awe at the works which are displayed throughout the home.  Whether your art is from little known artists or a master, the key to creating an art collection you’ll love is to choose pieces that move you.


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Louis XVI: A Style Guide

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Louis XIV (1638-1715) was known as the Sun King because of the dominance of France during his reign as king for 72 years. His greatest contribution to the decorative arts was the construction of the royal palace of Versailles, the extravagant monument to the French monarchy and the style of the Sun King. Closely related to Baroque style, Louis XIV style is  trademarked by classical design motifs, wood marquetry, gilding and carved forms.

Classical ornamentation taken from the ancients can be found on Louis XIV furnishings and decorations.  Sphinxes, caryatids, satyrs, masks, and lion’s feet are some of the design motifs fashionable during Louis XIV reign. These design motifs can be found carved in wood or cast in bronze and gilded, known as ormolu.

In Louis XIV furniture, wood is richly carved, gilded (giltwood), or inlaid in marquetry patterns.  Popular woods include mahogany, ebony, walnut and oak.  Fruitwoods like boxwood, pear and holly were used in thin sheets of veneer and in marquetry.  Typical furniture forms in Louis XIV style have stretchers between the legs. These stretchers were often curved and undulating (versus the straight stretchers of Renaissance designs).  Marble was the popular choice of tops for both tables and commodes (chest of drawers).

Armoires, commodes, monumental beds, console tables, desks and gueridon (small tables) forms were all popular during the Louis XIV style.

There is a heaviness to the furniture in the Louis XIV style.  The heaviness begins to lighten with Rococo style, which emerged at the end of the reign of Louis XIV.  Louis XIV’s love of classicism would return as Neo-Classicism in the later part of the 18th century.

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Haleh Design Hosts a Private Lalique Trunk Show

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Representing the ultimate in artisanal skills, utmost precision and fundamental values, Lalique stands for luxury, excellence and creativity.

Lalique is known to be the inventor of modern jewelry and perfume bottles, before becoming a Master in the art of glassmaking.  In 1907, Rene Lalique acquired a passion for glass, which had become an element of his earlier works in jewelry.  His highly developed sense of balance and harmony combined with his total mastery of the glass-working technique made him ideally suited to the challenge of creating works on a monumental scale.



The architectural projects on which Rene Lalique collaborated on played a large part in his career.  He is the man who created what Colette named the “Marvelous Fountain” displayed at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925.  He was also commissioned to decorate the presidential cabins for the Orient Express and the lighting for the first-class dining room of the Normandy ocean liner.  Similarly, he designed the doors in the Imperial Palace of Prince Asaka, a Japanese collector of Art Deco pieces.  The palace is known today as the Teien Museum in Tokyo.  Perhaps Rene’s most widely appreciated contribution, seen every day by thousands of people remains his magnificent glass windows adorning the Henri Bendel building on New York’s Fifth Avenue.  Lalique’s daring designs brought him international acclaim until his death in 1945.  He remains the undisputed Master of glass.

Now, a crystal company, Lalique remains faithful to the spirit of its founder and has always prided itself on the core values of art and craftsmanship.  All pieces have been manufactured at the Lalique factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, France since 1921.  The Lalique style plays upon the beauty created by the use of clear and satin-finished crystal.

Today, this luxurious and sensual architectural universe opens up for all to see with the Lalique Interior Decoration Exhibition (IDE).  Lalique enhances and elevates any interior space with its light and beauty.  Featured in the IDE are a wide range of spectacular furniture and lighting pieces including crystal tables, consoles, mirrors, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, door handles, door knobs, cabinet knobs and architectural panels.  Catering to this growing segment, Lalique is now creating dedicated architectural pieces and lighting collections for interior designers, architects and customers to fully experience the Lalique universe.

Haleh Niroo, is hosting private trunk shows until December 1, 2011 to introduce these luxurious pieces to local Interior Designers and Architects. For more information, please contact Haleh Design at 301.767.0034: or visit


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