Me

Hi, I am Sharon, the founder of The Keybunch, and I have been blogging here since the last 10 years! I'm a published writer. I am also the founder of Decor Drama a 10k plus strong community of decor enthusiasts on Facebook. I design and decorate homes. You can connect with me at sharon@thekeybunch.com

Recent Posts

DIYs, Home decor

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 […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

Old Junk to Sassy Console Tables – A makeover story

 

    When I found two old tall tables dumped by the road, covered with dust, with a horrible formica top peeling off, I looked away in disgust. My gaze moved downwards towards a swedish-design stool which I immediately earmarked “treasure” And then beyond that I saw the most beautiful […]

Home decor

Old Stool: Trash to Treasure

 

 Every year thousands of beautiful old furniture, decor pieces such as vintage lamps and light fixtures and old pieces dating back to pre-Colonial or Colonial days are trashed in India. Ironically, there’s a whole industry devoted to creating similar pieces from scratch, and there’s a huge revival of using these pieces […]

Decor Basics, Festive Decor, Gadgets for the Home, Home decor, Home Tours, Recipes

My Favourite Indian States translated into Decor Colour Palettes

 

 I have been looking through Nerolac’s colour palettes and some of them are such beautiful blends of complementary and set-off colours grouped conveniently together. As I looked through my catalogues,  idly wondering how they would fit into our country’s different regions. And that’s how this post came about, where I […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

Passion Flower – the Asian Paints Colour of the Year 2018

 

 Just when we had thought that yellow was passé, over-used, and done with, Asian Paints Colour Next team has surprised us with a yellow hued colour of the year. Yet, I am secretly happy – here is a colour that is so versatile, and can look beautifully both outdoors and […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Reshma Kadvath’s Hand-crafted Decor in tiny Army SF Quarters

 

  “Life in the Army, they say it’s mighty fine …”- go the lyrics of a traditional US army song that was popular in the 70’s. Life in the Indian Army is an experience too – and all you Army families, I can see you nodding your heads in affirmation! While Army Spouses are […]

Decor Basics, Gadgets for the Home, Home decor

Top 6 Technology-Driven Products for your Home in 2018

 

 There’s no denying that technology is driving our lives. While we are faced with a tech and gizmo overload, some of these gadgets really help us. Our team of young interns at The Keybunch has compiled this list of smart homes and technology-driven appliances that ease our lives and make […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

Decorating with UltraViolet, the COTY 18

 

 The colour of the year according to my husband, is badly named! He says Ultraviolet is invisible, so technically, it cannot be a colour. That’s the way his brain is wired…and I have to often explain the obvious to him. Sigh! Ultra Violet, get it? The nirvana of violet – […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Asha & Vidya Sagar’s Amazing Home built in the Old Style

 

 Asha and Vidya Sagar’s home in Vijayawada, AP is special.They live here with their two daughters Kiranmai and Shrimahalakshmi, and their cute pup SeethaChari who they say, is like a son to them!   The couple has an interesting story to tell, that I am keen on sharing simply because […]

DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Recipes

QuickMix Christmas Fruit Cake

 

 This Christmas, instead of an elaborate cake, we thought we would make this quick kid-friendly recipe, from an old cookbook for kids by Ursula Sedgwick. This cake suits me fine, because it does not contain alcohol, it does not contain nuts, and it doesn’t require pre-soaked fruit (please also scroll […]