Me

Hi, I am Sharon, the founder of The Keybunch, and I have been blogging here since the last 10 years! I'm a published writer. I am also the founder of Decor Drama a 10k plus strong community of decor enthusiasts on Facebook. I design and decorate homes. You can connect with me at thekeybunch@gmail.com

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Decor Stores, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Pune: An old church door gets restored and stars in a brilliant makeover story

 

 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 […]

Home decor, Home Tours

The Rameshes’ Desi-Global, Green home in Bengaluru

 

  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 […]

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor, tradefairs

Trends gleaned from the Ambiente Tradefair in Frankfurt, Feb 8 -12, 2019

 

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!

Artists, Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor

Ambiente 2019 – TradeFair Extraordinaire

 

Ambiente19 has come to a spectacular end. Watch a video featuring India’s shining stars, or just whizz through the highlights. There’s something for everyone!

Artists, Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

The home of Sudha Menon, author of ‘Fiesty at Fifty’

 

 When I heard Sudha Menon speak at Pune Lit Fest, I just knew I wanted to do a combined feature about her home and her newly-released book! Calm, soothing tones, and minimalist decor – if the lady comes across as fiesty and unapologetic, her serene home is a juxtaposition to […]

Artists, Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Festive Decor, Home decor

Ambiente 19: The definitive showcase of trends in Living, Dining and Giving design products.

 

 India is the partner country at the International Frankfurt Trade Fair, Ambiente 2019, February 8-12, 2019! Read more about this event With 4400 exhibitors from 88 countries, a tradefair cannot get more global than this. Ambiente is a traditional sourcing ground for buying houses worldwide; it is the preferred ground […]

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Festive Decor, Home decor, Home Tours

Sihasn: Minimalist functional furniture upholstered in dramatic Indian fabrics!

 

 A few years back I was introduced to a duo of Kutchi weavers. Their simplicity and openness touched me, their zest for life, for music and for their art form inspired me. They are so passionate about their art, that the looming doom of shutting down (in the wake of […]

Artists, Decor Basics, DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Home Tours

Living Coral: 6 Ideas to use the Pantone Color of the Year in Decor

 

 When Pantone announced the color of the year, I was beside myself with joy. The colour of the year 2019 – Living Coral – is the colour of the design on my blog’s masthead! How cool is that! The colour of the year is fresh, exciting and opens up untold […]

lemon marmalade
Decor Basics, DIYs, Recipes

Recipe: Lemon Marmalade, Bitter and Better!

 

  Bitter Marmalade, with more jaggery, less sugar! Anyone interested? I am sick of the overly sweet marmalades available in the market, and when life gave me a bag full of bitter lemons I knew where they were headed! So I did some research and combined 3 different recipes. I […]

Kajal Tyagi home tour TheKeybunch
Decor Basics, DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: A Decked Up Diwali with the Tyagis in Mumbai

 

         For the past week or so I have been heavily but pleasantly distracted by Kajal’s Diwali posts. Her 2400 Sq ft home spread over 2 floors has always been under my radar for a home tour, and it looked even more dazzling with its adornments and embellishments! […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Jyoti Mallude’s Unique Desi-Boho Home in Pune

 

  Here is a style of decorating that is so unique, in all my years of blogging, I have never come across something like it and I am so glad to do this tour of Jyoti Mallude’s lovely home! It is a blend of Desi and Boho, so unique, that […]

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Festive Decor, Home decor

Functional and Aesthetic Country Kitchens from By The Riverside

 

  ALSO SCROLL DOWN TO READ 5 MYTHS ABOUT COUNTRY KITCHENS BUSTED! The charm and charisma of an old world country kitchen appeals to many of us. However, when it is finally time to install a kitchen, most of us think that a country kitchen is not practical and modular […]

Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Bohemian, Eclectic, Vintage & Thrift decor in Channing’s Texas Home

 

  That’s probably the longest home tour title I have written but truly, it was necessary because Channing Allard’s home is a wonderful mix of all that and more. Just eclectic or just Bohemian doesn’t do justice. You think it is eclectic but you turn a corner and see vintage or […]

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Tween Girl’s Room – A makeover story

 

  The Client – A tween who is mature beyond her years! The Idea – To transform a room completely simply by playing with wall colour and a few accessories! The dilemma – The tween loves sports, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like girl stuff. She is over (actually […]

books in decor
Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Decorating with Books

 

  Books, I hope, will always be fashionable! I do want to clarify that I am talking about printed books, and the charm they exude to any space. They are such a versatile decor accessory that they can make any room look good – from the loo, to the boardroom! […]

DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Recipes

QuickMix Christmas Fruit Cake

 

 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 […]

Christmas, Decor Stores, DIYs, Festive Decor

Christmas Decorating on a Budget!

 

  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 […]

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 […]

Christmas, DIYs, Home decor

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 […]

Christmas, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Christmas Decor: Meera and Vijay’s home in the US

 

  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 […]

DIYs, Home decor

Beautiful Vignette Ideas for your Christmas Tablescapes

 

 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 […]

DIYs, Home decor

DIY: Burlap Christmas Wreath

 

  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 […]

Christmas, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Christmas Cake Prep {Fruit Soak and Candied Peel}

 

  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 […]

DIYs, Home decor

Quick DIY Christmas Tree (off the floor, on the wall!) Tutorial

 

  If you have a toddler running around the house, you can imagine how tempting the Christmas tree is for someone that age (and size). Keeping everyone’s best interests (and my sanity) in mind, I looked all over the Internet for an easy wall Christmas tree DIY. No luck! I […]