Over the years I have been to many Indian homes for inspiration , for ideas..met many people and discussed and debated about decor in India.Though more and more people are becoming decor savvy, a sad trend I noticed is that a lot of people still follow outdated decor designs . Looks from Bollywood films , magazines, pictures, etc are desired without really taking our Indian architecture, culture and most importantly climate into consideration. A contemporary house does not necessarily mean all steel, leather and chrome. To me it is a symbiosis of the modern and the old – a wonderful mix of cultures and design ethos. Read More
Summer sales are great fun especially when you get to meet some really talented and I must say amazing women .The Windmills summer sale at the Club House in Bengaluru has hopefully become a regular event as I always look forward to it . Not only do you get to shop but its all at your doorstep ! Read More
YES! Finally …Mixing furniture styles is in and in these days of individuality and openness …here to stay. Then again some of us always mixed our stuff but at least now we can say its trendy …officially !
Most people can’t and don’t buy furniture for the whole house in one Read Moresome its budget constraints …others can’t find pieces they like and many of us already have inherited furniture pieces we do not want to throw away. However, even if none of the above apply …please do refrain from buying coordinated pieces for the whole room. You don’t match your shoes and your bag ….do you now? And if you do …. well I rest my case!
I know many of us don’t celebrate Christmas with as much vigour and fun as we do Diwali but to me the “Holiday season” has always been a large part of my childhood. Part of it has to do with growing up in Calcutta a.k.a Kolkata where Christmas or “Bodo Din” is celebrated with a wonderful spirit. In fact, a lot of people question me- why a non-Christian celebrates Christmas with so much zeal? A question that would most definitely annoy any self respecting Kolkatan beyond limits! Read More
It’s that time of the year again when every Indian house looks like a glamorous bride! I love Diwali. It’s a beautiful festival except for the awful amount of sweets I consume and the noisy fire crackers! It’s a time when my house gets spruced up, silverware gets polished and all the glittery décor items normally hidden away in storage comes out to shine in all its glory. (I have one such carton for Diwali and one for Christmas! :)) Read More