Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Happy Space :)

Anyone who reads, KNOWS what I am going to talk about today. It's your own reading corner, with a loaded, color/genre coded book shelf with a comfy chair, a warm fluffy throw and that perfectly brewed tea. Is this what heaven looks like?? - 

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Wall : Give them some Love & Decor!!

Something that I can never get on board with and that really drives me up the wall (I can really win an award with my puns. Let me know when to rein it in :P) are BLANK WALLS. While I totally get the concept of "Minimal Chic", I don't understand how a piece of decor on the wall makes it any less chic?? So I thought I will just bounce around few Wall decor ideas and you can take it forward from there, whatever works for you (when in doubt, just shout :P. I mean mail us.).

1) Frame 'Em Up - A wall of frames is always a good idea! It can be frames of family portraits, paintings (by others or yourself), framed fabrics (yes, why not? We come across such beautiful textile art that they need to be under the spot-light), framing tapestry - the list is endless and the possibilities, myriad. You can mix it up with playing with different shapes - oval, circular, square and rectangle. You can also play around by mixing up the theme, say a collection of family portraits with paintings by your grandmother.

See how the family portraits are balanced by the silhouette arts and how the frame shapes have been played around with. Such an interesting wall!!

Courtesy : Elle Decor

Monday, February 2, 2015

Up-cycling is the New Black!!

Hi guys, it's been a while. We did pop in, once in a while, on our Facebook & Twitter page - are you following us yet (shameless plug-in I know)?? Yes we know we have been missing!! Without hogging any attention or piling on excuses, let's make it brief that I had been hospitalized and operated upon. In the process of recuperation, the blog was a bit neglected. Anyhoo, let's get back to business, shall we?

So buying furniture - you see around such beauties - in the stores, online, in someone else' home. Then you look at how you are stuck in a rut. The lofty investment gives you nightmares and sub-standard cheapo furniture is not your style. Upcycling and makeovers are here to your rescue. Luckily, we stay in India where it is still feasible to hire a carpenter to lift your magic wand for you. To all the people, who are enterprising enough to DIY (do-it-yourself), way to go - the change is in your hands (how Barack Obama was that :P). 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joy To The World!!

I don't know how many of you relate to it, but I went to a Catholic Girls' School and this time of the year - in my mind - is the most festive. As a kid, I used to be super excited about December approaching because it would mean my school will be decked up, there will be carols sung and Santa Claus (I still don't know who dressed up as Santa in our school) distributing gifts. Just before the holidays, the Nativity scene will be enacted and I used to be in awe every year!!! Christmas is such a festival that it inevitably spreads a lot of cheer and happiness. What better way to add to this happiness than reflecting it in your home?

Below are few easy crafts and decor ideas for making your home Christmas ready - 

1) Christmas Tree on Cones : In our busy lives, not all of us can afford a big decked up tree in our homes. Apart from time, sometimes space or other factors also don't allow us to go all out with a big tree. Of course, when you go out in the market, you will get hordes of mini trees - which frankly look like a tack fest. How about you can make your own, which by no way, compromises on  style. 
You have to start by making cones, which can be of different sizes - say, as tall as 28" or as short as 9". A variety of sizes helps in creating a collection. Using poster boards or thick paper plates you can make your cone which will act as a base for your tree decoration. You can follow it up with a decoration of your choice - the options are myriad.

a) Decorative Paper

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

How did such a mundane object, almost as mundane as breathing (I mean you can't do without both, right?? No?), suddenly become so important in the decor world? Apart from it's utility value, mirrors add so much spunk to any space. Sadly it has been under-appreciated, until now!! From creating illusion of space to reflecting light illuminating dark corners to adding a touch of glamour and drama to any space, mirrors do it all. If you have stuck around for long you would know our sheer irreverence for the humble mirror. So how about we effectively discuss this dynamic element of decor at length and its optimum usage in each room -

1) In the Entryway : A bright mirror in your foyer or entry hallway reflects a lot of light and gives you and your guests a cheery welcome. Also in our busy lives, we are mostly rushing out. A quick look in the mirror while heading out can give you a boost of confidence before facing the real world. Remember that this mirror, apart from adding aesthetic value, also needs to be utilitarian - so please use a mirror in which your reflection is clearly visible. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Come Away With Me : Mysore Musings

Editor's Note : Our traveler fly is back with another trip down south. Pls let us know if you have any questions regarding the place or any suggestions or experience regarding your travel you want to share. Tell us all in the Comments section or mail us at


The much awaited long weekend had finally come and we were aching to go on a road trip, and since Dussehra was just round the corner we thought why not go to the hub of Dussehra celebrations- Mysore! 

So we started off from Bangalore at 7am (Mysore is only abut 3 hrs from Bangalore). Like I mentioned in my earlier travel post, I prefer eating home-packed food on trips, I had indeed packed some yummy juicy burgers for the road. We stopped at Mandya, which is also known as Sugar city, owing to the vast sugarcane fields and sugar processing plants there, and had our burgers whilst admiring the beautiful sugarcane fields and men and women at work. The view was perfect and weather was pleasant. After our halt we continued our journey and finally reached Mysore. My sincere advice would be to not rely too much on your GPS. To put things mildly, had we blindly followed what "she" said, I would not have been alive to write this post!!