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Category Archives: 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 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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Why Urban Ladder’s Mahe range has my heart

French colonies in India are characterised by their distinct architecture and furniture, and an air and feel quite different to the rest of India. Urban Ladder’s Mahé range of furniture has quite aptly captured the essence of this Indo-French look – with the wood and yellow finish that instantly brings to mind Mahé yellow homes […]


A happily décor after with Beautiful Homes from the House of Asian Paints

There’s a lovely new website on the block, and I am happy to acquaint you with it. Beautiful Homes from Asian Paints is just like an on-line decor ‘folder’ that you can delve into for  decorating hacks, information, DIYs and store features. Launched very recently, it already has refreshing little decor posts that will make you want to […]