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About sharon dsouza

Sharon DSouza owns and writes this blog. A mother of two, she is based in Pune, and works as a content strategist. She is a coffee-lover and writer, so it is but natural that she is a regular at her writers’ club which meets in a coffee shop every Sunday. She is also a home baker, and loves to travel!

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Décor Basics: Create interesting vignettes around your home

If you are a décor lover, you have no doubt seen the word vignette often enough, in decorating blogs and mags. From the pictures that are captioned or described as ‘vignettes’ we kind of know what they mean – a small area of a room that contains attractively arranged décor items/ sometimes it looks like […]


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Online Store: Heart for Art

  Are you making that holiday gifting list, and checking it twice? 🙂  Just bump up the number of of gifts to your loved ones, because you will be actually be helping needy Indian artisans more, the more you buy! This blog post is about Heart for Art, the aptly named project run by a […]


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Diwali DIY: Home-baked salted, scented diyas

It’s that time f the year again – when fairy lights twinkle outside windows, and pretty diyas add light and colour to the night sky. Here’s a quick and simple recipe to make your own diyas out of a salt, spice and white flour dough. Recipe (makes a baking tray full of assorted diyas) 1 […]


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Online store: Uncommon Goods

When I first heard about Uncommon Goods, I was intrigued by the range of products they had on offer. And I was glad to see one more website devoted to handmade or personalized gifts. It’s wonderful that  handmade product makers (the talented people who labor over the lovely products on offer), are finally getting their due via an international platform to […]


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Home Tour: A Mediterranean-inspired Apartment in Mumbai

Teal House is actually an apartment in Mumbai’s Napean Sea Road, spanning an area of 1100 square feet. With flashes of blue, teal and white, and bougainvillea in the decor, the Mediterranean from where this home draws inspiration, is everywhere! And that’s wonderful, because the theme originated from the clients desire to recreate and dwell in an atmosphere that […]


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Home Tour: Dhrubaa Mukherjee’s Elegant New Jersey Home

Dhrubaa De and her husband Debkumar De live in a very elegant house in New Jersey, with lovely touches of India (Calcutta)  in it. Their home is quite tastefully done-up with earthy tones mixed up with cheerful pops of colour.      She tried to recreate the feel of an old Bengali bedroom with a four poster bed draped […]


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Decor Store: The Pink Chair by Komal Sandhu

The Pink Chair is where you must go if you want an accent chair, or a unique, custom-upholstered one. This is a part interview, part feature; and you can feast your eyes on the chairs designed and made by Komal Sandhu while you read! The Pink Chair is not just about getting a unique chair, […]


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Home Tour: Avilasha’s Bengaluru Home with Global Decor Accents

This is the most difficulty I have had with writing a title 🙂 for a blog post. This home has so many elements – Indian, Coco-Chanel inspired and art deco in the living room,  Middle-Eastern touches and more global decor around the home. Needless to say, it’s come together brilliantly, with lots of takeaways for […]


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A Solution for Mr. and Mrs.Forgetful

Most families including my own, have one person who is forgetful. By forgetful I don’t mean they forget anniversaries and birthdays. They forget simple things like where they kept their car keys, or the ring they wore to a friend’s house last night – everyday valuables! Well, what if I told you that I know […]


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5 Gorgeous Products that Caught my Eye this Week

1.Coppre’s Tulsi Kansa Thali A mellifluous mix of metals makes up the elements of this tablescape. It’s a perfect buy for the upcoming festive season, me thinks! https://www.facebook.com/coppre   2  The Tobias Wingback Chair from limón Aradhana Anand whose home has been featured on this blog runs  limón. This Ikat Grey chair caught my attention! https://www.facebook.com/limonstory   […]


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