Salaam! I’m Lama, founder of Home Synchronize.
To understand the Home Synchronize story, there are three things you should know about me:
- I love to create and craft.
- I adore pouring over the latest contemporary interior design ideas.
- I admire the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and Middle Eastern style.
When I first moved to America from Jordan I missed the comforts of home. To help, I tried to surround myself with familiar Middle Eastern patterns, fabrics and home décor. Turns out that’s not easy in pre-Internet, nineties America.
My thinking was if I couldn’t buy what I was looking for, I’d make it. In between my trips to Jordan (when I’d pick up a few new items to bring back) I started creating my own Arabic style home décor. Like when I used to decorate my bedroom as a teenager, I took great enjoyment privately crafting and creating items to decorate my home for me and my family to enjoy.
Realizing the pleasure dressing my home gave me, in 2008 I stepped it up a level and took a diploma in Residential Planning (or as I like to call it, ‘interior decorating). It was the spark I needed to join the connections between my life in Jordan and my new home in America.
Feeling impassioned I experimented, blending accents of traditional, rich, Middle Eastern styles with lighter, brighter contemporary elements. Achieving a synchronicity between the two gave my home a uniqueness and authenticity I’d not seen elsewhere. The space represented me as Muslim Arab American.
Keen to share my contemporary Middle Eastern decorating tips and tricks, I set up the Home Synchronize blog in 2010. Originally, the whole site was dedicated to my love of interior design, upcoming home fashions, and how to fuse traditional Middle Eastern styles with contemporary trends.
Then one day, I posted something a bit different…
I blogged about my own home projects with stencils. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one who liked the end result. Before long I was getting requests to sell the Islamic calligraphy stencils I’d handmade.
The only answer was to open the Home Synchronize shop
In 2013 — after much research and testing — I was finally ready to sell cut-to-order Arabic calligraphy stencils. And as the Home Synchronize shop opened its doors, the articles on the blog expanded too.
Now, alongside the interior design tips, you’ll find features and videos showing you how to create original home accessories decorated with elegant Arabic calligraphy.
Head over to our shop to discover more about the Home Synchronize stencils and decals, and why they’re different.
Or start exploring the Home Synchronize blog to gather ideas for your next project.Read Blog Articles