Friday, 25 November 2011

Hand made in India!!

Off late I have been reading about the handicrafts industry in India and about all the craft communities dwelling in different parts of our country. And as I read on about these highly skilled artisans and the welfare organisation working for them, full of awe & admiration, I find myself getting pulled towards them. 

So as you must have guessed by now, today's feature is on the work of such artisans. The craftsmanship of many of these artisans is governed by an organisation called AIACA - All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association which works towards improving their livelihood by helping them market their products. 

So here are some of the beautiful items from their latest catalogue...

Simply loved the colors and the botanical designs

     This has been called the 'Nomad' collection of scarves & shawls by artisans from Bhuj

What elegant cushion designs!

Besides this dazzling collection, I really admired the great photography but was unable to find any information about the artist.

Hope you enjoyed this feature and felt the same love for these artisans as I did. Do drop in your comments as its always lovely to hear from you. So till next time...CIAO!!  

Photo credits - AIACA 2011 catalogue

Friday, 11 November 2011

Love at first sight!

I instantly fell in love with the home linen by H&M that I found on Trendland

This would pep me up every morning

Now I know exactly what to ask for when someone's coming down from the UK, so all my cousins & aunts out there, I hope you are reading this ;)

Photo credits: Trendland

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Bohemian Dream...

No matter what decade it is, the Boho Chic look will never go out of style. I personally love pepping up my wardrobe with bright colorful scarves, distressed denims, gladiator or fringed footwear and sporting the braided & twisted hairdos. So naturally, somewhere, it has touched my sense of interior styling too!

Keeping the title of today’s post in mind, I have compiled some home designs which caught my eye lately. 

With a strong wall colour, printed upholstery, great wall art, rustic trunk table & beautiful metal pieces, this living room seems to have got it just right. Although the rug does bother me a little...

The beautiful chandelier adds a sublime effect to this room

This view is such an eye candy and yet this look is so easy to get! All you need is to dress the walls of the room in a turquoise blue wallpaper and change the cloth on your dining chairs to a contrast perky colour or a different colour for each if you are willing to experiment.

Such detailed design on the furniture is best matched with simple linen/ upholstery and accessories in subtle and conservative shades, just like in this bedroom.

The 2 most popular colours used to create bohemian looks are orange and turquoise blue. The invigorating orange in this bedroom goes very well with the vintage style bed and chair. 

And here come our Boho Blues!!

Now if your bathroom looks Plain Jane to you, don't fret. Just add curtains, towels, toiletry holders and some scented candles in vibrant colours to perk it up Boho Style!

Look forward to hearing from you. Till then...Na shledanou!(Goodbye in Czech)

Images from: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Thursday, 22 September 2011

What an Item!

Hey Folks! If redecoration is on the cards for your home, today's post might work as some inspiration. Here are some simple yet brilliant items which made me let out a ''wish i had it'' Sigh!

I love the way the framed pieces of art and the false head are placed over the fireplace giving a streamlined look. In an Indian home this look could work very well over a console table set up in the living room or the foyer area.

Among other things on my list of 'must haves in the house', bookshelves hold a special place. Look how this pair of bookshelves alone in this room is making it so bright & lively. This simple design of a bookshelf can be easily made and is also available in most of the home décor stores. Just add some bright coloured books and artefacts to it and we can liven up any room or corner!

This design of chairs is evergreen & goes with any kind of set up, traditional or contemporary. In my opinion it would look best in dark wood with a soft coloured upholstery.

A shoe rack this size in the closet is every shoe obsessed girl's dream (and yes I belong to that league) and if it came in this shade I'd run and grab it!

This Love poster in gold can be used to add zing to any room. You can buy this online in a colour of your choice here & this mirror over the console is a stunner!

Try a round or oval shaped mirror over a square sink in the bathroom, I find this look very interesting. And do not miss the WOW magazine holder on the floor!

I know its only my second post, but being a bit of a visionary (Yes! That's what I like to call myself sometimes) I can foresee many more posts in future which will be based on such interesting items in particular. So from now on all such posts will go under the section labelled 'What an Item'.

Hope you enjoy this as much as i did. I would love to hear your feedback...Tschüss!

Photo credits:

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's my First!

"Decorate your homes. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is" quoted Charles M. Schulz, a famous American cartoonist…..and I say Hell ya! Life's always better with a little illusion.

Ever since I was little, I have been drawn to beautiful homes and the little things that go into beautifying them. The love for pretty home decors has only grown since and little did I realize until recently that the strong emotion of GLEE that I feel when I indulge in anything related to ‘it’, was pushing me to do something about ‘it’! So here I am…writing a blog on ‘it’ (I know! Enough with the 'its' already..)

In today’s post I am sharing a beautiful country home of Portuguese interior designer Monica Penaguiao in PalmelaPortugal. 

The Turkish rug and the beautiful cushions are infusing life into this sitting area and ohh!...Indian charpoys in the shack! 

The jute rugs in the house & a hint of darkwood perfectly compliment the all white walls and floor

The use of black & the metallic pieces add drama to this bedroom

Sigh! And where can I find these bespoke green dishes and the beautiful wine glasses to go??

Haven't stopped daydreaming about this perfect getaway home since I first lay my eyes on it in a feature done by Trendland

Hope to post again very soon...Tschüss!