Friday, 30 May 2014

A summery living room

Here is how Antara got her room ready for summer.. See more at A Mom's Diary ..




Are you doing something special for your home this summer?? Share your images with us on coloursdekor@gmail.com 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Rooms at Marjan

Its not very often that I do a few posts about the same hotel. The last time, I didnt stop talking about the hotel, were the posts about Bab Al Shams.. Do you remember?? 


For now... we are back at the Marjan Resort... this is the pathway leading to our room.. We had a suite booked, as when we leave the kids behind we tend to spoil ourselves a little bit... The suites came with a lovely living area, dining area, balcony overlooking the sea... and a separate bedroom... 


I was ever so intrigued that it hand a gold wall paper... However, even with the gold, the wooden trimmings toned it down... and the room looked totally stunning... 


Leaving you with a few pics of this place... 




Tell me what you think?? 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Lamps at Marjan

Today … we’ll talk about the lights around Marjan.. You know this is my favourite topic (apart from wall paint)… 


If you do happen to go to Marjan, you should send me a picture of the above lamp.. Symmetric or not… gorgeous for sure.. 
 

Here’s another stunning lamp.. that got my attention… 


And the lamp posts along the beach were lovely too… 


They stood on these tiles… that I definitely liked.. What do you think??

Do you have stunning lamps in your home.. Do send me some images.. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Getaway Ras Al Khaima

Not so far away from Dubai, is a man made island in Ras Al Khaima... that hosts the Marjan Island Resort. This is supposed to be a five star hotel, but to me it looked live a lovely, small place, as compared to other reports in Dubai / RAK I mean... 


Saying that... there is truly a lot to fall in love with at this pace... There really is... The beautiful arches, the gorgeous architecture, the attention to detail... will have you floored... This is the entrance... 


Look at how beautiful the walkway next to the parking is.... 


Below is an image of the steps that lead to the hotel from the beach area... Now.. look at those tiles, can you see how much they've paid attention to every little detail... 


Doesn't take much for me to lose my heart... *smiles*


Here is the lovely walkway.. It holds a little path to the sea... and also has a waterfront sheesha place.. The evenings are totally stunning here... 


Now.. below is one of their restaurants still under construction... Can you see the lovely Morocco doorway sticker... 


Do you know what I like this place?? I bet you already do... 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Spa love

I’m always intrigued by spa d├ęcor and how everything simply looks so perfect and smells so good.. instantly makes you feel awesome *smiles*


One of my favourite spas in Dubai is the Angsana spa at the Montgomerie golf club… It is totally out of this world, doesn’t feel like youre in Dubai at all. Amidst lush green fairways, nearly 200 acres of landscaped settings, is this spectacular golf course. And obviously the spa has a picturesque view of the oasis and swaying trees, making this haven. 


However, today Im showing you images of the Angsana spa at the Emirates Hills. Located in the Town Center Mall, in fitness first … entering the doors of the spa totally transports you to another kingdom… A land of tranquillity and calmness.


I instantly loved the low simple seating… nothing exotic at all…. Isn’t it lovely… 



Now.. I love feeling like royalty... Well .. who doesn't??



And these bells have my heart… one look and I know exactly what I’d like to replicate in my home. Has this ever happened to you?


Monday, 19 May 2014

Weekend sentiments

This weekend was a true roller coaster weekend... from enjoying a long weekend with serenity... to realising how the line between life and death is so thin... and we take so many things in life for granted... 

*sigh*... Yes.. indeed!! So much out there.. and so much I still don't appreciate... Which just means... that you'll probably here more about love.. life.. and beauty... 

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. - Eminem


For now.. we are still enjoying the good weather in Dubai... especially early morning beach walks.. and evening sunsets.. and sand castles... Thats my girls up there... growing faster than I expected.. 


Here is the lovely scenic beach... you find surfers in the morning catching the waves... as early as 4pm.. Some mornings I'm shocked to see their enthusiasm... Their drive is totally amazing.. 


What also happened this weekend... in between all the other madness... we installed a new fence.. in the garden.. Just a basic one we got from ACE... 


Here are the girls at work.. painting the fence white.. And like normal... my cousins joined them too.. Turned out to be a fun afternoon... afterall... *smiles*


So Im here.. and I have lots more to tell you... For now appreciating my time on earth... *hugs*


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Koyri~handmade delights

Koyri ~

The paisley motif is called Koyri in Marathi and because Gunjan loves the motif and its Indian-ness.... She named her store Koyri.


Making something by hand… shows you are truly passionate about it… 


A little about Gunjan ~

I am working in the software industry for 10 years. Mother to a toddler, and settled in Pune (originally a Bombay girl) my try at handmade jewelry can be called a serendipity. I am a self-taught artist and have no professional background in this but I love design and colours and I am a big DIY fan. I started off making accessories for myself which were appreciated by friends and colleagues and that's how rest of the story goes. It has been more than three years that I started a facebook page and went public but I feel I am still learning new things by practice everyday. Just a week back, I made (and sold) earcuffs from wire. Something I had never done before. :)

I cannot say I make only jewelry cos I play around with my beads a lot and I have made garden accessories, fridge magnets, bookmarks ... the list is long... I also make block printed bags... 







Go on and tell her what you think... Like her on Facebook... and visit her at Koyri
Also, check out her store!!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Preethi's corner


I had to simply share this image, coz I totally fell in love with it... 

This is from Preethi of Indya Kaleidoscope's home... 


The online store will open soon with all these goodies in it... 


Here are a few images that Shruthi posted... that I totally adore... 


Can't wait for the Indya Kaleidoscope store to open!! Can't wait to see what treasures she has in there!! 

Friday, 9 May 2014

Magic of spray paint


Here is how... Shruti from Artsy Craftsy Mom and Preethi from Indya Kaleidoscope transformed a resin Ganesha into a stunning antique gold finish brass one *smiles*


The magic of spray paint... 


Now tell me.. what do you think??


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Summer at Shrutis

Still in the makeover mood *smiles*..

Here is what Shruti from Artsy Craftsy Mom did to her home ...


Its unbelievable ... the kind of magic a little paint can do... 


One wall.. and your home has had a complete makeover... 


Do you want to see more images of her home?? I do!!

And if you've got something awesome to share.. go on and email me at coloursdekor@gmail.com

Monday, 5 May 2014

Summer at Harshis

Have I told you about my friend Harshi?? Have I?

She's a girl with my heart ... she loves colour ...


So one weekend.. she had her home painted... and here's the outcome.. 


This is how it looked before she entered ... 


And here is the transformation ... making it a home... 



Do you like the choice of colours?? very summery??


I love the fact that things dont perfectly match in her house.. so the cushions are not the same colour as the walls... but everything together.. looks perfect... 


And she's launched her new collection called Zensation.. go on and check her store!! 


And if you've got any before & after images to share.. go on and email me at coloursdekor@gmail.com.. Im always looking for inspiration *smiles*