Category Archives: DIYs

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

This is the most difficulty I have had with writing a title ūüôā 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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Upcycling: From Meh to Wow, my Coffee Table Makeover

My coffee table had a glass top, and for the longest time, it was¬†in storage. I just didn’t want¬†to risk the kids getting hurt because the glass top jutted out. So I always used a Fabindia trunk as my coffee table instead!   Then came the day when I realized I was running out of […]

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5 Lovely Decor Products that Caught my Eye this Week

I am¬†back with your favorite series.¬†So let’s check out the 5 products that caught my eye this week! Turquoise¬†decanters from CAC¬† Contemporary Arts and Crafts have delightful products on their site. They also have a September sale on, and¬†these turquoise decanters are on sale! I am crushing over several products on their site, but¬†since I […]

2014 – The Year That Was!

It’s been an eventful year, and I thought the last day of the year should be a time for collating the year that was, here at The Keybunch!The year started with Lakshmi’s beautiful Photo Calendar¬†with breathtaking shots to take us through our days of 2014. January also saw one of our most popular home tours […]


Christmas Cake Prep {Fruit Soak and Candied Peel}

With a foot sprain rendering me immobile, I suddenly have a lot of time at my disposal. So I soaked my fruits for the Christmas cake, and I am sharing the recipe here. Remember to buy only good quality fruit, and buy it fresh. I also managed to make some Candied Peel from¬† Neha Mathur’s […]


{The Purple Turtles Giveaway} Winners and Winning Entries

A Saturday b’day is always special, and I am so happy to also announce the winners of The Purple Turtles Giveaway. There are 3 winners and here they are: 1. Reshma Sharma¬†wins the large birdcage lantern 2.¬†Rama Ananth¬†wins the small birdcage lantern 3.¬†Payal Parmar¬†wins the beautiful t-light holder¬† Congrats to the winners!   I am […]


{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Bengali traditions at the Chowdhury home, Bengaluru

Namaste! Have you started decking up your home? Are you busy with your mitai and farsan preparations? If not, this new series on our blog is sure to get you going, and put you in the festive mood!I am pleased to kick off the “How do you celebrate Diwali?” series with a beautiful Bengaluru home¬† […]


Painted Yellow Stool {DIY and Style it!}

¬†   A while back, driving through Pune’s Wakdewadi area, I saw some slum dwellers selling soft wood stools¬†and cricket bats. I frantically asked my husband to stop the car – and you guessed it, I bought one of the stools – pretty badly finished, not polished even. But I was excited by the possibilities. […]


Recycled Coasters {The Color Caravan}

We love all things re-cycled and up-cycled, and had to share Swati Seth and her Color Caravan’s new product line of recycled coasters. They are sold in sets of 2,4, 6 & 8 coasters, ¬†and each coaster is 9 cm in diameter. These recycled fabric coasters are made using strips of fabric from old clothes, […]