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Category Archives: Decor Basics

Home Tour: Style & Simplicity at the Jacobs’ beautiful Bengaluru Apartment

Modern, yet with a hint of old-world flavour that one is reminded of through the dark wood and neutral wall palette, the simplicity of this Bengaluru home instantly appealed to me. Owned by Robin Jacob and Miriam Korula, this 1830 square feet apartment, was brought to life by interior designer Vidhya Achu Roy of White […]


3 Tips if you are thinking of a Home Renovation Project

 How often have we dreamt of doing up our homes, and then given up – either for lack of ideas, or lack of funds. As someone who helps people with their re-modelling and styling, I come across too many people with half-finished dreams! So I thought, I would give you some tips. Plan Your Finances […]


Geeta Singh’s Garden-centric Chandigarh home

An army family decided to build their home in such a way that they could see greenery and garden space from every room. Read more about this amazing home tour! Life is indeed simple when you know what your home should or should not feel like. Landscape architect Geeta Singh and her husband tore down […]


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Cafe Interiors: The Rice Mill Cafe-Bar, Goa

Old architecture and restoration projects have always interested me. Throw in the Portuguese angle, and I am hooked (I am mid-way writing a book about old Mangalorean homes). So when I saw pictures of this old rice mill that an architectural firm in Goa converted into a cafe-bar with simple yet stunning old-world interiors, I […]


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Bengaluru Design Firm White Door Designs by Vidhya Achu Roy

  Bangalore-based White Door Designs is a unique interior design practice. It caught my eye, because founder Vidhya Achu Roy has a holistic approach to her work, and draws inspiration from diverse sources. She may look around and get drawn or moved by the everyday mundane, or she may look at a bigger picture, the […]


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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 […]


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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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