Monday 29 September 2014

a festive corner

Preparing the house for the festive season, and showing off another small corner...

Another new find *smiles*, all the way from Bangalore

Do you like what you see?

The Durga in the below pic is one of my favourite gifts. Its so pretty, and the work is simply amazing.

Here is how the room looks, when you walk in... *smiles*

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Friday 26 September 2014

A corner story

Here is the Window Wall again. I simply have to show it to you, coz I'm in love with this Window *smiles*

I got this tray from Indya Kaleidoscope, and simply love how it looks... 

Heres the lady from Baitul (a little village in MP)
I've put a little lamp in it and it looks lovely.. 

Another look at the little tray.

I lovely making stories in little corners. Im sure you do too!! 

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Window Wall

Do you remember my dining area??

I've finally put up the window... 

Do you like the Window Wall??

Look at the succulents on my table? A small little makeover..

So whats on your dining table? Send me some images on

Monday 22 September 2014

Bedroom makeover

I'm not one that has a fancy bedroom, but Im showing off today, coz I got myself a new set of curtains. Yay!! 

And... what I've done is, I've used the sheer on the outside and the plain colour on the inside for protection from excessive sunlight getting into this room.

The outcome of this experiment was simply fabulous. The curtains are closed most of the time, which means the pretty sheer isn't hidden and is visible for those who walk into the room. 

The bed-cover, is inspired by my boho daughter, as bright as it can be... 

The painting on the wall, was a Christmas gift from my sister in law... Her friend is an artist. You can see some of her work at Artystik 

Spot the Madhubala cushion... My hubby's favourite actress.. (mine as well)... lies on a corner of the bed.. LOL

Now just to show you... what I mean.. This is how bright and lively this green is.. 

Now tell me what you think..

Friday 19 September 2014

Beautifying a room

Truly it doesn't take much to make a home look beautiful...

Now.. this is how my room looked.. 

All it needed is a little thought.. 

Stopped listening to my daughters, and removed all the multi-coloured cushions...

Components for quick room makeover :
* add in a few cushions, colour co-ordinate them
* add some mood lighting around the room (specially in corners)
* my favourite, surely add some fairy lights
* de-clutter, clean up, clear up!! That makes the room look awesome.

Anu got me these new cushions... aren't they simply gorgeous!! 

So finally... this is how the room looks.. 

The walls are still a bit bare...But that will take some time to populate.. *smiles*

Thursday 18 September 2014

Manjri - the artist

Inviting you today, to meet Manjri, who is an amazing artist who recently started transforming her art on sarees, stoles and scarves.

Her label is called Samanjri.

She has devised her own calligraphy font which looks like the Devanagari but reads in English. She writes a lot of powerful mantras and poems by the amazing Khalil Gibran and Tagore.

Below is some of her work that will be exhibited in Dubai. Invites below too!!

Wednesday 17 September 2014

New Wall paper

Moving away from bring wall colours to subtle wall paper!!

Yes!! This is what the wall looked like.. Its not as bright as in the picture.. but the room felt a bit dark and simply wasn't me. 

So over the weekend, we changed the wall to an off white colour wall paper

Its got a lovely texture to it and makes the room look much much bigger and brighter.. 

Do you like what you see??

And I got a little excited and changed the curtains too.. I'll show you later what this room had, and you'd surely agree with me.. 

So that was my busy weekend.. What were you upto?

Monday 15 September 2014

The Garden Center

The Dubai Garden Centre has a little coffee shop, where ever so often you will find me wasting my time with a cup of tea, cake and a book.. 

My girls love the bookshop there... so its a good place for all of us *smiles*

Can you see the milk can .. used as table decor .. 

Now this was in the as is, slightly damaged section of the Garden center. Isn't this just lovely.. 

The selection of plants, ferns, succulents, garden decor and furniture simply has my heart. 

Now.. more importantly, they have a selection of Buddhas... *sigh*

Indeed.. all these and so much more..

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Friday 12 September 2014


Chairish!! Isn't that an interesting name??

Looking for refreshing, new colour combinations? Looking for some adventure. Charish have identified some delightful colour painting that will make any space magazine worthy!!

And if you look at their furniture collection, specially the vintage looking ones, your heart will be as weak as mine *smiles* 

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Make the Switch

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Monday 8 September 2014

Happy Onam

Happy Onam to all those who celebrate this lovely, colourful festival. 

Here is what we did at work....

I didn't think Onam was this big... But someone at work put a video together about why Onam is celebrated and it was wonderful to see how rich in culture this one little state can be! wow!!

After the Onam Celebrations we headed out to a friends place for Ganesh darshan

Again a simply wow experience, and wonderful to see such devotion.. 

All the decorations here are done by the family itself.. Isn't this wonderful, that the entire family gets together to put up something so spectacular? 

I have to feature this house too.. there were a few walls I have to show off.. about!! 

Friday 5 September 2014

Hotel Corinthia

What do you like about hotels? 

I can a whole list of things that I love about hotels... but most of all I love when the foyer colours are just right.

Here are pics of Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon

The minute I saw this, I simply had to share it. 

I love the combination of dark teal, olive green and a dull mustard.

The walls, the sofa, the paintings, the table lamp, and even the little vase on the tables all compiment each other. 

This is a very simple looking decor. Yet, the use of subtle colours is simply impressive. 

The hotel was overall lovely too, and the service was brilliant. 

Doesn't this bring a smile on your face?