DIYs

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 […]

Christmas Decorating on a Budget!

Christmas is around the corner. Have you started decorating? Here are some tried and tested budget decorating ideas that appealed to the DecorDrama team. Between Cynthia (our very resourceful inhouse intern) and me, we managed to try these with whatever we had handy at home. WINE CORK ANGELS Cynthia is […]

Stunning New Color Guides from Nerolac Paints

When I got my hands on the Nerolac Healthy Home Paint color guides for Exteriors and Interiors, I was scheduled to travel within the hour on a long distance trip, but I couldn’t put these books down! From the print quality to the superior layouts and great color selection and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]