Monday, 23 February 2015

The Weekly Story - wk7

When I saw this post, I simply had to share ... 42 ways to hide the eye sores at home!! 


These are my top three favourites, that I'll surely try!! 


Email me if you have a creative idea that you've used at home.. I'd love to see!! 



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Friday, 13 February 2015

My Home, My Haven - Durga - Part 2

Still touring Durgas home today and focussing on corners of her home!! 


Here is a little monk. Durga thought that the bamboo umbrella will be appropriate next to him.


This is a Pallankuzhi,a game played with seeds or shells.This is from Durgas maternal ancestral home.


Little knick knacks.. 


This Ganesha is a cut-out from a wedding invite and Durga says she is lucky to have an excellent photo frame shop nearby.The background is raw silk.




The last pic is paddy that is traditionally hung in Srilankan homes as an auspicious symbol.


I love so many little corners of this home.. What do you love??

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

My Home, My Haven - Durga - Part 1

Welcome to Durga's home!! Sit back with your cup of chai, coz I'm sure you will enjoy being here..


I am a doctor by profession residing in Colombo.I do not own this apartment but I own the space.I think it is even more of a challenge then.

Srilanka is famous for its woven mats which I have used this in the balcony. This was the pic used in the Weekly Story on Monday.

I have a collection of Ganeshas and as you can see I have not grouped them,instead I have used it around the house so that they blend in.

The corridor features an original painting by a street artist and an ikebana arrangement with handmade bird mobiles.



I try to incorporate rustic decor with colour so that it is not too extreme.

My centre table has a Buddha, small artefacts from Turkey and a painted glass candle holder from Vienna.








Do you like what you see?? Leave some comments for Durga... And if your home is as beautiful as this.. email me on coloursdekor@gmail.com

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Weekly Story - wk5

Time for a holiday!! Yes.. indeed.. Im going away this week for two weeks.. Off to Myanmar with a friend... How exciting!! *smiles*


So most of this week, is planning, preparing, shopping.. and then I'm off.. I've been waiting for this..


Saying that..  I have a lovely home tour for you this week.. all the way from Colombo..


I love homes that look like a happy famiily lives in them... That the walls are filled with love & laughter... 


So watch out for this home tour this week...




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Friday, 6 February 2015

Wall of Frames

Do you remember this wall from my old home?? When we moved a few years ago, all these frames that were in one box were lost in transition... *sigh*..

Lets not ponder over that now... Have a look at the earlier post! 


This is the first time, I found the courage to put so many frames on a wall.. This took a while, to decide, to plan, to ponder, procrastinate.. and finally get the brothers to help.. 


So I've been thinking I'd like to create something similar... and was looking through my folder of inspirations.. mostly image from google, that I save for a later date.. 


These two are my favourite.. and they have one thing in common... *smiles*.. 


Do you have a wall like this to show me?? to inspire me with?? Email me on coloursdekor@gmail.com 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Deepti Designs


Simply have to share this store review today!! Something I instantly fell in love with!



Taking a leap from a comfortable and financially secured corporate job to an unsure and scantily-earning world of art and painting was definitely not a straightforward decision for the 29 years old Deepti Agrawal Mittal. She earned her MBA (Finance) gold medal from Christ College in Bangalore, a city which she calls her second home. After serving in the corporate world for initial couple of years, her profound passion for art couldn’t lay dormant anymore. She took this leap of faith into an altogether different area not so professionally recognized even to this day.

Practising art was like a parallel routine for her right from childhood even though she never underwent any formal training. Her knowledge in art was limited to Indian folk art “Madhubani Painting” which finds its roots in Bihar exactly where Deepti was born and spent all her childhood. She uses this lack of formal training in art to her advantage and creates pretty imperfections along her way which have now become her style and ‘artentity’.



Taking it forward one step at a time, she is capitalising on her experience in this ancient folk and her interest in the contemporary styles to create a whole new genre of art that she calls “Modern Madhubani”. Additionally, blending the beauty of various Indian and international folk arts such as Kalamkari, Australian dot art, Warli Painting, etc. with her forte Madhubani Painting, she creates altogether a new genre of art “Folk Fusion”.  Her canvases are in galleries across USA and her paintings are featured in global art magazines. Since her art pieces inspired with spirituality are deemed ataractic, they are invited for shows in cancer centers in the New England area of USA. 


Deepti works with a wide range of mediums. From home-accents to kitchen d├ęcor and her line of wearable art, she practically hasn’t left any aspect of life insipid! The latest sensation is her line of designer and hand-painted leather bags which are adored by women across the globe. Her first limited edition collection “La Sak” was almost sold out within couple of days after its launch in late June 2014.






She also is credited for starting first online-Madhubani Painting classes which are self-paced and interactive. These are getting popular with art-lovers around the world as they can be accessed from everywhere in the globe.

From making greeting cards to painting on sarees and salwar suits to now introducing new genres under the banner of “Deepti Designs”, she certainly has brought her style of art a long way which she feels is just the beginning of her long journey. 



Despite achieving greater height, Deepti is strongly attached to her roots. She donates a part of her art-auctions to those less-fortunate women artists in the rurals of Bihar who she informally got trained from. She strongly believes that those unnamed artisans are the true keepers of this Indian heritage which is ancient and timeless and the legacy of which needs to be passed on to the generations ahead... 

View her work at www.DeeptiDesigns.com


Monday, 2 February 2015

The Weekly Story - wk4


We truly had a lovely weekend... Drove off to the Cove Rotana for the weekend. The Cove Rotana is in Ras Al Khaima, approximately 50 mins away from Dubai. Its a lovely getaway for a day or two.



As you drive, with the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, its an awesome place to unwind, relax and rejuvenate.


Here is how the rooms lovely.. .I love the colour combination of teal and beige.. truly beautiful.. 


You drive in.. and all you see is this beautiful setting.. 



They have an impressive spa as well... Lovely interiors and absolutely serene setup... 



Whats more.. They have two pools... both infinity.. I totally love infinity pools. *sigh*... 










It was truly such a lovely weekend.. 


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