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Decor Basics, Home decor

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 […]

Decor Basics

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 […]

Decor Stores, Home decor

5 New Brick-and-Mortar Decor Stores in India

 

 The last few weeks seem like brick and mortar decor store season, with several of my contacts and one large brand opening physical stores to augment their online business. And you will love what they have on offer! Woodooz Lampshades- I love how Somu and Preethi have moved from their […]

Decor Basics, Home decor

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 […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

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 […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

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 […]

DIYs, 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 […]

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor

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 […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

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 […]

Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

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 […]