Yamini Mudaliar

Yamini Mudaliar

I am an architectural designer, an accidental writer, a weekend artist, set designer, thrift shop stroller and big fan of winged back chairs and succulents in colorful containers. I love finding treasures in cobbled stone downtowns and quaint little shops that have history tucked away on dusty shelves. DIY is a dream closer now with Hometalk at my fingertips. I have been in the architecture and construction industry for a long time, from tilt-up concrete wall for LEED certified distribution centers to community development for a project in Haiti, I have always enjoyed the interaction between building, cities and spaces between them. As someone who loves design, I love solving spatial problems, coordinating colors, finding deals, reviewing market trends and keeping everyone happy. I love what I do and I am here to share my adventures and challenges as a designer in the form of project pictures and renderings of my designs during various phases of the project. I would love to help and share my knowledge to this community. When I am not working on homes I update my blog www.greenurbanmotifs.wordpress.com, look for inexpensive ways to improving my home and photographing my 2 girls.

Photo: Nagolya/Flickr.

Tile Faux Surfaces

Posted by Yamini Mudaliar | Feb 08, 2011

Tile options are no longer limited to just ceramic and porcelain. Nowadays, there are many styles of tile to choose from - ranging from metal, pebble, brick, glass, and mosaic, to...

Hot Color Trends of 2011

Posted by Yamini Mudaliar | Feb 08, 2011

Pantone, the color authority of the world, announces each year in December the “Color of the Year” from a palette selected by a group of professionals in fashion and design. It...

Photo: lightcap/Flickr

9 Ways to Get Some Me Time in the Bathroom

Posted by Yamini Mudaliar | Jan 21, 2011

We all love a little “me time,” don’t we? I am talking about pure self indulgence, time you spend on yourself, for making you feel better. Imagine the scent of...

Tackling 5 Common Bathroom Design Problems

Posted by Yamini Mudaliar | Dec 13, 2010

Bathrooms are the smallest and the wettest rooms in our homes. With our lives getting busier by the day, a well designed bathroom will not only make our early morning rush hour less...