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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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Fresh glimpses of my living room

  Recently we embarked on a brave and ambitious painting project. Well, all we did was get our entire apartment painted. But we still feel like we went through a test of fire and lived to tell the story because painting a home in parallel to one kid’s examinations, while another kid took ill, one […]


Plate up, Basket up, Tray Up!

Pretty collections of plates, baskets and trays –  whether they are new buys or family heirlooms, look gorgeous in a wall arrangement.   I have always been a fan of wall plate clusters, and I recently completed one such project in my dining area. I used a collection of Jaipuri plates by Neerja, but I need […]

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The Indian Jewelry Project

  Yesterday I spoke about Puja Bhargava’s exquisite jewelry brand Lai. Now, Lai is not the only thing Puja is involved with. She has initiated the Indian Jewellery Project (IJP), which she says, is essentially is an attempt to crowd source the visual history of Indian jewellery through personal archives of families. Doesn’t that sound […]


A lifestyle villa located in an old Mangalorean tiled home {Ira Spa}

The absolutely charming view of the house from the entrance. On my morning walk in a quiet, nondescript bylane in Cascia, Mangalore, I spotted a lovely yellow house in the old Colonial style, with pillars, tiled roofs, et al. The signboard said Ira Spa. I was intrigued, and when I asked around, was surprised to […]


‘Meenakshi’s Lamp’ by Sudha Ganapathi {Diwali Special}

Sudha Ganapathi is based in Mumbai and her blog My Favourite Things talk about travel, books and music. Her true story titled “Meenakshi’s Lamp” was recently featured on the Deccan Chronicle. I loved it so much that I requested her to share an excerpt on The Keybunch as our Diwali special, and she readily obliged! […]


Online Shopping Site Review 4 –

Mumbai based, an online store that sells lifestyle products,  was co-founded by Ambareesh Murty and Ashish Shah, both ex eBay employees.   I have long been a shopper at PepperFry. I remember my first purchase from their store was a baby high chair picked up for a dear friend’s newborn way back in early 2012, […]


House Tour: Kamini Raghavan’s home in Hyderabad

Welcome to the beautiful corners of Kamini Raghavan’s Hyderabad home. She is a new blogger on the design blogsphere, and has achieved something few decor bloggers can boast of – a 100 posts in 3 short months on her decor blog Saffron and Silk. Kamini’s posts are lovely, and the frequency with which she blogs […]


Awesome Ahmedabad:Old city, Flea market and Law Garden evening market

I spent a lovely Easter weekend at Ahmedabad with close family, and it was a delightful trip. Old Ahmedabad with its gorgeous architecture is a photographer’s delight. In 1947, Mahmud Begada, the grandson of Ahmed Shah (the Sultan who founded the city) fortified the city with an outer wall with 12 gates or darwaajas. Traveling […]


Slapdash Harmony in your Home

Have you ever put together “stuff” and then been totally taken aback by the way all the mismatches have blended in harmoniously? The slapdash look is in, and here are some interesting ways to achieve it in your home. In today’s post, let’s focus on color. Color is Magic, the key to the Slapdash look. […]