How do architects live? How do they decorate their homes? We spoke to Swati Seraan one of our fav architects, one who has been associated with The Keybunch for years now.
For 2023, the Asian Paints Colour of the Year is Silver Escapade, which symbolises a fluid interaction between time and space.
Microtopping has gained popularity of late as a seamless flooring finish with exciting cement finishes. Most people who love microtopping finishes are also admirers of oxide flooring. So how do they decide which one is right for them?
Has it been a while since you moved in to your home? If it’s been 10 or 15 years, you might want to consider a home refresh. Not to keep with the times. Read more!
There are many things to consider when choosing between aluminium and UPVC windows – cost, security, sound insulation, maintenance costs, heat retention and of course, aesthetics
Brands that work with women artisans are a special breed. This women’s day The Keybunch brings you 5 brands that work with women artisans.
Black window frames are trending. And they pop up more and more often in my feed. Black windows have become a popular trend in modern architecture and interior design.
Raja’s Cottage – a 90+ year old home in Mangalore – redesigned using Chettinad elements and genuine old accents!
It’s the season to be jolly and ring in lots of cheer, but not at the cost of the environment! Here are sustainable Christmas decor ideas to take you through the most wonderful time of the year, with your conscience intact.
A simple, uncluttered and earthy design with lots of style! A biophilic design with a good connect with nature and some old world charm. Asha Raj’s Singapore home is a treat to the eyes!
Especially post-Covid, families are spending more time in kitchens and also inviting their friends to cook-ins. Many of us tend to feel that we could possibly be happier with our kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the major improvements you might consider making to your own kitchen.
An Indian home in the US, one I am happy to curate as it belongs to a lovely person Meena Harish, who I consider a good friend! WELCOME to Meena’s beautiful India-inspired home in Dallas!
A lovely guide to help you host and decorate for your next Christmas Party
We at The Keybunch store sent out this Wobbly – a product that wobbles a bit and hence is quite interesting to decorate a space with – to artists across India. We gave them a free hand. Our only ask? Convert the wobbly into a dolly. The idea was to get unique art on them and auction them with the money going to a deserving charity.
Ambiente will be back after its 2-year covid-induced hiatus. The fair is scheduled for 3 to 7 February 2023 at its usual venue in Frankfurt, Germany.
A traditional Nalukettu home in Kerala restored by renowned architect Benny Kuriakose. Benny Kuriakose is well-known for his efforts in conserving old buildings in South India. I am a big fan of his new constructions that pay respect to ancient building principles, yet allow for a modern lifestyle. Take for […]
Onam is the Harvest festival of Kerala. And Vinitha George from Little Heaven Decor has encapsulated this Onam vibe beautifully in her new Thiruvonam collection.
Prameela Nair is a resident of AbuDhabi, UAE, but that did not stop her from mindfully collecting antiques and vintage pieces over several years. All these pieces found a home in her Palakkad home, replete with Athangundi Tiles and a lovely old-world charm.
Prameela’s home is all about Indian styling – her homes always give out ethnic and rooted aesthetics. There is a lot of art from various artists. An art piece is the perfect way to add that Indian touch to homes. Prameela buys art from upcoming artists whose pieces reflect culture, tradition and warmth. The recent Pichwai painting which is quite big, takes centre stage in her living space. The walls also double up as art canvasses!
Have you ever wished to buy glass bottles, but always been afraid of recieving damaged products? We assure you that you will get your products without a scratch, and money back if it arrives broken! I recently brought out a collection of demijohns in 3 different colours. The response was […]
I have always wanted a concrete-lime wall in my living room. Sadly, all the companies that provide this finish will do it only for larger spaces. So I explored faux concrete walls, and this is what I found out.
Invoke the joys of spring with these decorating ideas. Choose products from our own store and pair them up with products from other stores.
Decor Trends for India 2022. Written by Sharon DSouza who is a keen observer of global and Indian (desi) trends! Check it out.
Doughbowls are an amazing Christmas decor accessory. Here are some ideas on how to decorate with doughbowls from our store.
Buy these adorable wooden angels from our store, and see how we have styled them 3 ways, using our styling guide.
How would you like to visit a home that is generously sprinkled with beautiful textiles, colour, and quite simply, joy? Chitra’s joy-infused boho-eclectic home that makes the eyes dance everywhere you look!
If you are working from home, then you must pay attention to your home office chair. I tried out the Fluence chair from HNI and I would love to share my learnings about home office chairs with you.
Decisions about corporate gifting, whether for a real estate closing, referral thank you gifts, or to celebrate employee milestones, are just the beginning. In order to make sure your efforts are well-received, there is a certain amount of navigation that must take place.
Have you watched the Netflix movie ‘Sardar ka Grandson’? If not, I recommend that a decor enthusiast like you watches it right away! Because the Lahore house in the movie, is to die for!
Contrary to popular belief, there is a Fall or Autumn season in India. Come let me show you how you can bring your home alive in this very lovely season!
Villa Rashmi is a one-of-a-kind over 100-year old heritage villa in Mumbai with over 50 rooms, located on a dead-end road in the heart of the suburb of Malad.
Betalbatim is in South Goa, a quiet village where you can live life the susegaad Goan way. Wind down and experience the other side of
Goa in a sleepy, seaside village.
Nestled amid the bustle of Mangalore City is Belmont House, a heritage property with a gorgeous garden, maintained by the octogenarian owner, Mrs. Joan Peres.
Heritage homes are few and hard to come by. This old guthu house in Mangalore is extremely well-maintained. Come, have a look!
Naina and her family live in a 2500 sq ft Scandi-Minimalist CPH Home with Indian Accents surrounded by the sea and forests.
A monsoon guide that is based on my own monsoon lifestyle. Maybe you do all of this already? Read it and let me know if you follow these too.
White is timeless and can never go out of style. It’s the most versatile backdrop to work with and when punctuated with colour it looks quite striking. White and neutral aesthetics accentuate minimal decor.
A beautiful dream in wood and old brass, modern accents and lots of collected treasures, a strong connect with the family’s south indian roots, and the most gorgeous custom made swing. Come, see for yourself
The FRIENDS reunion episode totally threw up some amazing memories for me. As I went down memory lane, I made note of some really cool elements from the set that are still cool today!
A hint of yellow can do more than just brighten up your home. It can cheer you up too!
Baskets are a great and aesthetic way to up your decor score while using them in functionnal home organisation! They can be used in the living room too!
There are numerous areas where an interior stylist can help you update your home. Home styling doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on comfort. When we help you style, we also teach you how to maintain that style.
What does an Interior Stylist do? Do you need a stylist? Read this article to get all the answers. Hiring an interior stylist can solve a lot of decorating problems!
Set design of Sir. the movie. In conversation with Parul Sondhe, the production designer of this path breaking movie.
Sunshine at The Comfort Food Cafe | Debbie Johnson – a book that is certain to drive your blues away. Oh and I have a recipe for the Lemon Drizzle Cake mentioned in the book too.
It’s 2021 you all. Literally a new beginning after the stresses of 2020. Here is my personal pick of home decor trends for Indian homes
Pantone Color of the Year this year is Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray! These exciting colors can do a lot for your home in so many ways! Let’s find out!
A unique decorating style that incorporates quaint cottage style decor mixed with a bit of Bohemia and lots of upcycled projects. Come, explore!
Would you buy a home that you only saw on Facetime with the real estate agent? Well, Ruma and her family did just that, and you will love their choice!
Army homes are full of character! I always feel that each move hones the inhabitants’ decorating style as it throws up new challenges that are always successfully overcome! Here is one such home!
Staying at home all the time can be mentally draining in these COVID days. Make the most of your time by infusing style plus safety measures into your home’s interiors!
Gardens are a welcome retreat. Bird feeders are a beautiful decor and functional addition to any garden. Our vintage cast iron bird feeders will give your garden some old world charm!
Blending the old and the new in decor is easy if you check out these curated ideas! #antiquemoderndecor
A consultant and documentary film maker, Pune-based Leesha Manju has an eclectic home, filled with antiques, colours and beautiful keepsakes from her travels within remote India.
Move away plain old white or brown ceiling fans. I was amazed at the variety and style that Luminous has introduced with their line of Signature ceiling fans. Worth checking out!
How has working from home panned out for all of you? I have always worked from home, but with every member of my family now working or studying from home, I have had to carve out a nice quiet corner just for myself. And I found that corner in my […]
Here are fun activities to do with your kids for the lockdown
This beautiful 2200 sqft Noida apartment is the ideal Indian home, decorated mindfully, and a comfortable, safe haven during difficult times!
It’s Valentine’s Day and hence I have renamed my trademark whole wheat cake with strawberry icing as Lovers’ cake. Go ahead, make it for your loved one!
Plants are the hottest decor trend, and more people are opting to be plant parents. We spent a lot of time to put this post together, and if we can say so, it’s been very thoughtfully put together. Here are fresh new plant suggestions for those of you tired of […]
An easy stress free recipe for Hor’d’ouvres that you can adapt to different ingredients and make it truly yours!
2020 promises to be a cusp year in decor with many old trends on their way out and new trends flouncing in. My most favourite trend this year is the use of a mix of neutrals and colour, with floral vintage curtains, that I am so keen on trying out!
Toddler years are the wonder years – where the mind grows rapidly. A safe place to grow in is so important!Let’s discuss the optimal ways to design a toddler space!
Dare to experiment with a fresh diwali palette! Pastels and shimmers are so calming and beautiful this season, Pramila Gupta shows us how!
An Indian home outside India is always a joy to behold. I often wonder where decor is sourced, and how the aesthetics are achieved. We have many homes belonging to the Indian diaspora featured on this blog. Today’s home is one such, and we decided to ask the home owner Chandana what we always wanted to know!
Deepawali is happiness, even if you haven’t celebrated it in India for decades! Sheela Dinkar shows us her beautifully decorated Diwali home!
A beautiful garden, magically comes alive with floating candles, diyas and lights. Come join us as we explore this diwali decorated house!
It’s the festive season and stunning ecofriendly decor ideas for diwali are so hard to come by. This banana leaf backdrop tutorial is worth bookmarking!
Neha’s Bengaluru home has lovely little touches. The attention to detail is noticeable; we also love the mix of the new and the traditional
Rushika has an affinity for antiques and has a huge collection of vintage/antique brass and bronze decor, candle stands and lanterns that she has collected over the years, and incorporated into her decor, in every room. Here are excerpts from our conversation interspersed with glimpses of the home she shares with her husband Dipkal.
If you thought predominantly warm colours in a modern home is surely not for you, think again. This home in Hyderabad has just the right amount of pastels and neutrals balancing out the warm tones. With the right lighting and decor, it is absolutely stunning!
Chuzai Living is a blog written by Kaho, a Japanese national, as she outlines expat life in various cities. I am a big fan of her blog – it is practical, informative, and the homes she has decorated during the course of her expat life are beautiful! I especially loved […]
Bangalore-based friends Manali and Jayati have made their rented home a delightful space infused with colour, DIYs and plants. They love the way the home has turned out!
Bohemian Chic done right! This is a beautiful home that is infused with full blown Bohemian decor. The wall colours are especially well-chosen, and we can’t get enough!
Fresh summer colours for your home furnishings and decor on Flipkart Also check a product moodboard with beautiful, trending products in the Color of the Year, Living Coral.
A beautiful DIY heart centred home, where husband-wife duo Ankita and Sitanshu have carefully planned each item of decor and lovingly decorated the home they share with Sitanshu’s parents and their toddler son Miraash.
Emptynesters Jayashree and Rajan have a beautiful garden apartment in Trivandrum. Come, be charmed with the beautiful space as we show you around.
Radhika Yuvaraj whose home you can see in this The Keybunch decor blog post is so passionate about antiques that she decided to help source them for friends and family. She says, “I have always loved heritage decor, antiques and upcycled furniture. And I strongly believe in the renewal of […]
The adoption of Green Standards means the home follows Eco-friendly practices, and is a model home in India. In addition, this home has been decorated with collectibles and family heirlooms, making it doubly interesting! Location: BengaluruHome owners: The Ramesh familyArea: 3500 sq feet I’m driving through a quiet residential area […]
Trend spotting at Ambiente is something I thoroughly enjoyed, filing away trends as I noticed them at the fair. Ambiente is an annual tradefair for decor and design, held in Frankfurt every year!
Some pretty Christmas purchases from Amazon India!
When I found two old tall tables dumped by the road, covered with dust, with a horrible formica top peeling off, I looked away in disgust. My gaze moved downwards towards a swedish-design stool which I immediately earmarked “treasure” And then beyond that I saw the most beautiful legs – […]
Every year thousands of beautiful old furniture, decor pieces such as vintage lamps and light fixtures and old pieces dating back to pre-Colonial or Colonial days are trashed in India. Ironically, there’s a whole industry devoted to creating similar pieces from scratch, and there’s a huge revival of using these pieces […]
This Christmas, instead of an elaborate cake, we thought we would make this quick kid-friendly recipe, from an old cookbook for kids by Ursula Sedgwick. This cake suits me fine, because it does not contain alcohol, it does not contain nuts, and it doesn’t require pre-soaked fruit (please also scroll […]
Oh the weather outside is frightful but the chai is so delightful, and since we’ve nowhere to go, let it scroll, let it scroll, let it scroll. Our little take on a lovely old Christmas Carol. Here are 5 CAREFULLY curated christmas gifts. Pull on some fuzzy socks, wrap those […]
Christmas is around the corner. Have you started decorating? Here are some tried and tested budget decorating ideas that appealed to the DecorDrama team. Between Cynthia (our very resourceful inhouse intern) and me, we managed to try these with whatever we had handy at home. WINE CORK ANGELS Cynthia is […]
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 […]
Stying with your grandmother’s old utensils is a great hack! I used some vintage measuring cups to do just that! It all began when I spent a few days at my parents’ coffee estate. The milk is brought in fresh everyday, and because it is in excess of our requirements, […]
It’s a small, small world I realize, though not for the first time, as Meera and I got acquainted online, and then realized we had common friends! Well, Meera is a decor enthusiast and has a lovely home filled with her collections over the years. But today, I am going […]
Have you read our post about Christmas tablescape ideas? Well, here’s another idea to do with tablescapes, this time a centrepiece for your table, and one that you can make at home. For a simple yet elegant centerpiece, you need some tetra packs, felt belt, a straw wreath, burlap or […]
When it comes to Christmas and New Year entertaining, it is really all about the food. And you will agree that before all that gastronomic goodness that follows any gathering, comes a beautifully laid table that sets the stage for all that is to follow. Here are some extremely easy-to-pull-off table […]
The holiday season is here. And it’s time to start stocking up on “holiday favorites” to pretty up the pads. Whether you like to get your Christmas shopping done early or wait for the last minute, you’re guaranteed to make the best Christmas buys from stores, soul santé, fetes and fairs in […]
Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas decor starts from the front door, and the best way to dress up a door, is with a wreath! Here’s a quick and easy wreath tutorial that anyone can do! What you will need: 1. A straw wreath for the base (if you can’t find […]
I finally got around to baking my Christmas Cakes with the soaked fruit. This Christmas Fruit Cake is a no-fuss traditional recipe. You only need to ensure that you have prepped your ingredients, and set them out before you begin. Also make sure your tins are lined with parchment or […]
Today, we will hop over to my ex-colleague Pallavi Rao’s home, which is dressed up in Holiday finery. You will love the little DIYs and personal touches that she has incorporated into her decor. Pallavi is a lovely hostess, so grab a mug of your favorite winter drink, and relax […]
A happy, confident school kid, Basava stays at a hostel and has access to nutritious meals every day! Read his story here It’s the season of Christmas, and a time to share, give and feel joyful! I am a strong believer in the fact that opportunities to give are everywhere. […]
With a foot sprain rendering me immobile, I suddenly have a lot of time at my disposal. So I soaked my fruits for the Christmas cake, and I am sharing the recipe here. Remember to buy only good quality fruit, and buy it fresh. I also managed to make some […]
The Keybunch wishes all its readers, well-wishers, friends and sponsors a Blessed Nativity of the Babe Jesus!Feliz Navidad! Here are a few quick images of my home this Christmas. ….and though not a Christmassy one, we have a lovely giveaway to get your thoughts focused on all your plans, goals […]
I never tire of Christmas pictures, and I was delighted when Patricia of Colors Dekor obliged my request for images of her decorated Christmas home. Patty is someone I have known for a while now, on blog land, and she is an amazing, talented person, with the biggest heart ever! […]