Modern oriental ceramics, pottery & home decor

Calgary, Alberta On Etsy since 2015


Modern oriental ceramics, pottery & home decor

Calgary, Alberta | 28 Sales

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Reem Elkady

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Reem Elkady


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About XedDesign

Sales 28
On Etsy since 2015

When life gives you lemons...

Where do I begin? Should I make a cheesy Sound of Music reference? No? Why, I love that movie!

Anyhoo, a long time in a galaxy far, far away....

I am a Canadian with Egyptian roots who has been jumping back and forth between both countries for what seems like several lifetimes. I have been blessed to call both these two wonderful countries home and to be shaped by their amazing cultures.

I'm a professional interior designer who is an architect by degree, a compulsive decorator by choice and an artist by nature. Oh, and I don't follow rules and trends. I also believe that every single piece you buy for your home is an extension of who you are. It needs to speak and connect and inspire. And generally tell the world what an amazing person you are.

So why am I doing all of this?

Because I believe that the countless spreads of on-trend minimal, white homes and products that occupy all the design magazines and the newly built suburban homes are soul-less. Where are the elephant wall hangings? and the pink furniture? and the leopard print rug? (joking, I hate leopard print) Where is the home that doesn't look like the one next to it, and the one after it, and the rest of the homes on this street? Where are the plates that tell the story of who I am and what I love cooking/burning?

And so I set about making the pieces that I would want to eat & drink from, prop books with, hang on walls to celebrate with and in general bring the beauty and diversity of this world into my home.

This shop, much like my personality, has a an eclectic and ever changing range of products to offer that all have a common story.

If the things I make and sell might seem random and sometimes totally crazy, they actually are. But more importantly, they are all waiting to tell a small story that I hope will, one day, by your story.

Shop members

  • Reem Elkady

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm a professional interior designer who is an architect by degree, an obsessive decorator by choice and an aspiring potter. What can I say; I like wearing many hats, literally and figuratively - you should see my hat collection.

Production partners

  • Chesapeake Ceramics

    United States

    Pottery and Stoneware Bisque Supplier

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 March, 2018

I hate rules and such but unfortunately we need to have a few minor guidelines to remain the best of friends.

For physical product purchases, almost all the products in my shop are one of a kind items (unless stated otherwise).

If you love it (please love it) then you've made my day. If you are unsatisfied for any reason and I have tried everything to make you happy but still failed, your purchase will be refunded (excluding shipping costs).

For interior design services I care very much that you enjoy the full design experience and that you're happy with the end result, and as such will do everything in my power to achieve that. But as any form of artistic expression, interior designing is ultimately a matter of taste (which is obvious by the amount of leopard prints I see). It is my job to try to understand and meet your taste preferences. And you can help achieve that by being as detailed and obsessive as possible when we're doing the client briefing.

So pester and bug me as much as you want until you're sure that I'm sure that we are both on the same page.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
For retail purchases if you are for any reason not satisfied with your final purchase, please return within 14 days in it's original condition and I will gladly provide you with a full refund - excluding shipping - once I receive the item.

For design services; due to the nature of the designed product, your payment is for billable hours of work. When you purchase the product there will be a number of variables that can affect your purchase decision.

In that case, refunds will be allowed in full within 48 hours of purchase if you (or I) find something that may impede the purchase.

After the 48 hours are up, I usually start working on your design. Which means there will be no refunds of purchased items after the initial 48 hour grace period.

But, like I said: I'm only happy if you're happy, so if for any reason you are unsatisfied with the final result please talk to me and I'm sure together we'll find a solution.
For design orders:
While I wish that I could do everything for free, a woman has got to eat. So...

Full payment is required in advance for me to start working on your request
For Retail Products
Products are ready for shipping between 2 to 3 days. Custom products need 2 to 3 weeks before they ship out.

Please make sure that your "Ship To" address is correct. If it comes back because of a wrong shipping address, you will still be responsible for the shipping costs to re-ship and the cost of the first undelivered shipment.

Domestic deliveries - Please note that the basic cost of shipping does not include signature for delivery. If you would like to purchase upgraded delivery, please contact me before your purchase. Domestic deliveries can take anywhere from 3 to 10 business days. You will be given a tracking number to keep tabs on your shipment.

USA shipments can take anywhere from 6 to 18 business days. And the buyer is responsible for any and all fees, taxes or duties incurred in their country.

If you would like to upgrade to priority shipping (both domestic and USA) please contact me before the purchase so that we can set up a custom listing with a different shipping method.

We also offer gift options. We will ship your purchase directly to the recipient with a card and a custom message from you. In that case, ensure the recipients information and address is placed correctly in the "Ship To" box. And please remember to write in the purchase comment that it is a gift and include your custom message.

For Digital Products
All items available for purchase as digital files are to be downloaded by you.

No physical product will be shipped to you. Everything will be sent either through email or an online file sharing portal.

Delivery times of design packages varies according to the size and scope of the project. When you purchase the package you will be given an approximate delivery date.

If you would like to find out how long it will take (approximately) or need the work completed within a specific time period, please converse with me before your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
For Retail Products:
Please keep in mind that all products are one-off designs. In most cases once they are sold, they're gone.

For Design Services:
All the pictures provided in the listings are samples only. The final product will represent your custom tailored design and budget.

Please note the amount of design options and amendments provided with each listing. Any further choices or amendments over that number will gladly be done at the billable rate of 125 CAD/hour. This will only happen once you are informed of the extra cost and you approve it.

Are you unsure which listing is applicable to your room? Do you need to design 2 or more rooms? Is your home layout structured differently? Do you live in a castle and want me to design your moat? Talk to me before purchasing and we will be able to arrange something special just for you.