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DIY Hypertufa Planter with Akila Krithivasan

I welcome Akila Krithivasan as she shares her tutorial on making a DIY Hypertufa planter for The Keybunch.com Decor blog readers! But first things first. What is Hypertufa? According to Wikipedia, “Hypertufa is an anthropic rock made from various aggregates bonded together using Portland cement. Hypertufa is intended as a manufactured substitute for natural tufa, which […]


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A Stunning Chair Planter DIY (for Real) by Veena Singh

Remember seeing all those up-cycled chair planters on Pinterest and saying, “Wow! I want to do this!” And did you? No! Neither did I. But Veena Singh did. Be like Veena Singh.     She’s a grandmother, and she’s unstoppable! She’s an avid home decor and gardening enthusiast,and wait, I have to tell you so much […]


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Book Review: Gardening in Urban India, DK Publishers

  Most Indians keen on gardening buy gardening books, but they are authored by non-Indian authors, and meant for end-users in other countries. They are of little use, save for their visual appeal and adornment on a coffee table. I own some of these too, and I haven’t gleaned anything useful from them, because the […]


By the Riverside with Swati Seraan

  By the Riverside is a furniture and interiors brand by Swati Seraan, and her work is refreshingly different! The focus of a brand plays a big role in how it fares, and the focus of ‘By the Riverside’ is their firm belief that a home should look like a home, and not an office! The colour, aesthetics and setting of the […]


Soumya and Satish’s Beautiful Abode in California

It’s a warm hello from Soumya and Satish, all the way from California today as they show us their beautiful and tastefully-decorated home, with treasures from India and paintings and knickknacks from around the world. With two growing boys – a preteen and a teen, Soumya says she prefers not to have too much furniture. […]


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Radhika and Yuvaraj’s Home of Amazing Decor Finds and Restored Pieces

Radhika Yuvaraj and I connected on-line, and we have kept in touch with each other, sharing decor stories and furniture secrets, or comparing notes on exhibitions. So when I had an opportunity to visit her, I was excited and just couldn’t wait! Just off a really busy intersection or chowk as its known in Pune, we turned […]


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News+DIY: Decorate with the Asian Paints Colour of the Year, Intense Ocean

India Design ID, the mecca of design shows in India, is currently on at Delhi. And for me, this show was all about waiting eagerly for the Asian Paints Colour of the Year announcement. And the colour of the year, based on intense research and foresight by a dedicated Colour Research team at Asian Paints, was […]


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Home Tour: The Josephs’ Amazing Technicolor Dream Home in Kerala!

After an eventful stay in Bangalore, and a gorgeous home tour there, we are calling in at the Joseph residence in Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala. A long driveway cuts through well-manicured lawns and lovely gardens. A pristine white house stands tall and stately, with giant coconut trees in the backyard looming over the rooftop! It makes a […]


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5 Products that are Stealing my Heart this Valentine’s Day!

“Be still, my heart,” is what I have been saying over and over again after I spotted these beautiful products this week! Quilts and Runners from TUNI I really love TUNI’s trademark minimal frills on runners and cushions! And today, when I was browsing through their Instagram feed, I chanced upon owner Mrinmayee Kundalia’s adorable nephew’s […]


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5 Amazing Decor Products that Caught my Eye

I have a lovely list of products – new, fresh, handmade and colorful, to share with you this week. And it wasn’t planned, but 3 of these makers are based in Chennai! 🙂 Here you go! The Eclectic Room’s newly launched Cushion Covers Vineetha Naval has grown to be more than just another decor-world acquaintance […]


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