I simply love seeing what your home looks like… Real peoples, real homes inspire me… Magazines are a great inspiration… But those homes are way tooooooo perfect, way tooooooo photogenic.. I like homes, with a little bit of clutter, lots of love and loads of personality…. Reflections of the beautiful people who live in them… I believe EVERY ONE has an awesome home, the styles may differ…. But who cares?? Its YOUR style… YOUR home, YOUR magic. Now don’t wait, email me pictures of your magic on firstname.lastname@example.org I’m dying to see them…
Now one such character filled home is what I’m peeping into today.. I’m eyeing the home of Artnavy … These are leather paintings from Andhra Pradesh in
A home filled with wall hangings, paintings, curios & knick-knacks… What does that tell you about the awesomely creative person who lives in there???
I simply love this mask-wall.. Do you have a collection as beautiful as hers??
So… you must ask… who is Artnavy??? A loving wife & a working mother of two. When she is not playing the role of wife & mom, she works in the fragrance industry. She also writes serial stories for Chandamama, a children's publication. You must know by now where the inspirations come from??!!
She blogs at About time now and has been here for almost four years. She has recently begun contributing to Saffron Tree- a children's book review site.
This is what she says about herself and her home –
“I was raised all over South India and in Mumbai, turned Chennaite post marraige and am now a Bangalorean, interested in a lot of things- travel, home decor, Indian art, dance, music, films, food, books, photographing children, though I am not even a Jack at most of them.”
As for our style, I think we want it to reflect us and so a no-no to interior decorators/ very modern fat couches and so on. Beds are lower level too... Home is just a comfy place- a lot of colour/ Indian folk art/ handicrafts/ antiques and paintings that we like. It also holds a lot of memories of all the travel we have done
We love collecting Ganeshas, masks, affordable art, puppets and so on.
Her home is a mixture of old world sofas for comfort seating as well – no leather…. Just wood & lovely fabrics.Look at the gorgeous paintings... the colourful walls.... the awesome masks.. Can you spot the two elephants in this image... oh !! so cute!! What do you think?? Isn't this home simply lovable... Dont you just feel at home... Can you feel the warmth??
Oh and guess what… when you visit her blog, don’t miss the link on the side bar – Her Chennai home tour was featured in Times of India Chennai I’m thankful that she is also sharing this baithak, a low level seating area from her home in Chennai.
Now… do you agree with me??? This home has loads of attitude, personality, overflowing love and simply captivating…