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Aalayam...meaning “a place of residence” in Sanskrit, is a blog with a concoction of ideas and inspiration. Co-authored by Deepa & Supriya, who are not only passionate about living the good life, but love design, decor, travel, photography, good food... and so much more.. So hop on to Aalayam Inspiration... and don't forget to follow... and show some love.. *smiles*
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Hello! When Patricia invited us to do a guest post for Colours Dekor, Supriya and I wanted to work on something that the Colours Dekor readers would enjoy. We wanted the pictures to be colorful and visually inspiring. A write-up on our personal design diction seemed appropriate. Supriya and I definitely have a lot in common with regard to design preferences and I guess that's what drove us into a collaboration. If you already a reader of Aalayam then you know that we both love incorporating world-wide design elements in our homes. Our styles can best be described by the umbrella term "Global design /universal appeal".
|Deepa's home - coffee table|
My home is a merry melange of elements from all over the world anchored by Indian elements for a truly global flavor. Treasures such as Tanjore paintings from the art emporiums of Chennai, persian rugs with ornate patterns, and fenton hobnail glassware from American antique malls work harmoniously in my home lending an exotic appeal. My home boasts of global charm and combines unorthodox decor accessories, lots of color and a heavy dose of drama without compromising on user-friendliness. Here's a few corner's from my home that highlights my fondness for world decor.
|Deepa's home - Living Room|
|Deepa's home - Bookcase|
Supriya's home incorporates global design elements that are not necessarily conformist! The palettes range from ornate Indian furniture with vibrant textural softscaping to irreverent Bohemian chotchkies combined with quirky antique chic! This decor scheme blends form and function, and works like a charm for moving stuff around based on mood and occasion. The featured snapshots of her living space epitomize her style philosophy "let the room speak for you!".
|Supriya's home - Chess board|
|Supriya's home - seating area|
|Supriya's home - blue wall/reading nook|
Do you like ornamenting your home with global finds? Do you like celebrating world cultures through global knick knacks? If so, take a look at this great article on TLC - "Decorating with world flair"
Thank you Patricia for the privilege ! Hope we have inspired you to create your own global palette.Visit us at Aalayam for more from the world of design and decor.
Deepa and Supriya