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Christmas: DIY Wooden Candle Stand

  Hello again! I live in Europe, and the preparations for Christmas are already underway in a big way. My friends and neighbors have already made lots of things in preparation such as advent wreath, door wreaths, Christmas cookies, etc. Not to be left behind, I am here with a DIY wooden candle stand arrangement for […]


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Home Tour: Namratha Jagadish’s Colour-Infused Gurgaon home

I am thrilled to present a beautiful 1400 square ft, two-bedroom rental in Gurgaon where Namratha and Neil live. Namratha has managed to mix warm and cool colours and achieve a beautiful yet minimalist look, focusing on interest points and vignettes. To my utter delight, Indian crafts abound – Madhubani, Kantha work and more are cleverly […]


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Inda and Sony Sulaksono’s Colorful Home in Indonesia

Deviating slightly from our focus on Indian and desi global decor, I have a beautiful Indonesian home for you to tour today. Windya or Inda as she is known, has a gorgeous Instagram feed, and that’s how I first got in touch with her. Her decorating style blew me away, and I was eager to show […]


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5 awesome decor products that caught my eye this week

We are back, with a fresh new series of ‘ 5 awesome decor products that caught my eye this week’   Red block print coasters from Chiguru A venture by Archana Rao and Sonia Deshpande, Chiguru works with 6 lovely ladies from the livelihoods centre at Panchgani-based NGO Grampari. Their products (aprons, coasters, tablemats) are gorgeous with […]


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Interiors: Bed & Chai Guest House, Delhi

Coraline is French and has lived in Delhi for 6 years. She runs Bed & Chai in South Delhi, which she opened 3 years ago with her friend Clara. It all started when during their first years in Delhi, they were not able to find affordable and clean hotels in South Delhi for their visitors. […]


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Designer Lagan Budhwar’s Rented Home in Gurgaon

  It was a boring Saturday for me. Everyone was out in the sun, but I was waiting for an important email, and didn’t dare move from the comp. To while away my time, I started looking at Facebook posts when suddenly I saw a pic that drew my attention. It depicted what looked like […]


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Odd One Out: Designer Monica Bhandula’s upcycled shipping pallet furniture range

Monica Bhandula Interior Designer Monica Bhandula uses an interesting material in her latest collection. Shipping pallets. Strange, you say. I thought so too. Monica however, has harnessed her creativity and her deep-rooted belief of  seeing beauty in imperfection and creating from nothing. It all started when Monica was working on an interior site, and she was […]


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Product Review: Engrave Name Plates

  After sprucing up the entrance to my apartment (specifically the little enclosed space just outside the door and inside the safety door), I decided to change the name plate too. I still love my old one (see it here), but my son is no longer the babe-in-arms as depicted in it! Funnily, at the […]


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Painted Yellow Stool {DIY and Style it!}

A while back, driving through Pune’s Wakdewadi area, I saw some slum dwellers selling soft wood stools and cricket bats. I frantically asked my husband to stop the car – and you guessed it, I bought one of the stools – pretty badly finished, not polished even. But I was excited by the possibilities. Here it […]


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{DIY} Stencilled Patterns on plain wooden chairs by Sarmistha Ghosh

I cannot stay away from beautiful old furniture. The kind found in old homes and antique shops. When Sarmistha transformed just these kind of chairs by stenciling motifs on them, I thought, “Hey, that looks great!” And, coming from me that is something. You know why? Usually I hate to mess with the beauty of […]


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