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Category Archives: Decor Basics

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 substitute for natural tufa, which […]


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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 to tell you so much […]


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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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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 […]


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Asian Paints’ Canvas App: Create Easy Moodboards for your Decor Projects

I have been toying with a few colour combinations. Something different, and my inspiration folder had tons of images in these combinations. However, without professional software, I knew I would not be able to create the right moodboard, especially if I wanted the right paint colours to come through. But help was at hand, and […]


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