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Sharon

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 strong community of decor enthusiasts on Facebook. I style homes. I also design and produce home decor products. You can connect with me at thekeybunch@gmail.com

Heritage Home: Kodialguthu in Mangalore

Tips:Setting up a Home Office

Naina Puthran’s Scandic Indian house in CPH

The beautiful shot of Naina with a collection of brass candle stand holder on the dining table | Naina's Scandi-Indian minimal home

White decor Pallette in Silpee’s London home

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The beautiful manicured garden | Belmont House in Mangalore, India | TheKeybunch decor blog
Heritage Homes, Home decor

Belmont House – A Colonial Delight in the heart of Mangalore

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.

Home decor, Home Tours

Kodialguthu: A Beautiful Old GuthuMane that Glorifies its Past

Heritage homes are few and hard to come by. This old guthu house in Mangalore is extremely well-maintained. Come, have a look!

The centerpiece decor ideas for living room table | Naina's Scandi-Indian minimal home
Decor Basics, Decor Stores, DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor, Home Tours

Naina’s Stunning Scandi-Minimalist Home with Indian Accents

Naina and her family live in a 2500 sq ft Scandi-Minimalist CPH Home with Indian Accents surrounded by the sea and forests.

The joys of the monsoons is to make window decor light and breezy | Monsoon decor and living edit by Sharon Dsouza
Home decor

Decor and Living: Monsoon Edit

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.

Home decor, Home Tours

A neutral Palette Rules in Silpee’s Gorgeous UK Home

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.

Indira Prashant Home Tour: A beautiful Antique Modern apartment in Bangalore
Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: A beautiful Antique Modern home in Bangalore

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

Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

DECOR ELEMENTS FROM THE FRIENDS SET THAT ARE COOL EVEN TODAY

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!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

Pandemic Decor: A touch of yellow to boost your mental health

A hint of yellow can do more than just brighten up your home. It can cheer you up too!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

A case for Baskets| Home Decor Basics

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!

Home decor

Interior Styling: SPECIFIC AREAS WHERE A HOME STYLIST CAN HELP YOU

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.

Home decor

What does an Interior Stylist do?

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!

Home decor

‘Sir’ – Revisiting the sets of this path-breaking Indian Movie

Set design of Sir. the movie. In conversation with Parul Sondhe, the production designer of this path breaking movie.

Home decor

Book Review: Sunshine at The Comfort Food Cafe | Debbie Johnson + Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

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.

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor, Home Tours

Decor Trends 2021 – Mindful living takes centre stage!

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

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Gadgets for the Home, Home decor

Pantone® COTY21 – Ace this color trend in your home decor

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!

Home decor

Home Tour – Dharitri’s Unique Decor Style

A unique decorating style that incorporates quaint cottage style decor mixed with a bit of Bohemia and lots of upcycled projects. Come, explore!

Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

Tasteful Eleganza and Indian Flavours in Ruma’s Texas Home

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!

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Home decor

Upasana Talukdar’s Gorgeous Apartment in Ernakulum

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!

Decor Basics, Home decor

Who Said your Home can’t be Safe & Stylish at the Same Time?

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!

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Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor

Garden decor: Castiron vintage birdfeeder, shop now!

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!

Decor Basics, Home decor

Vintage Modern – a home decor style that every Indian must explore!

Blending the old and the new in decor is easy if you check out these curated ideas! #antiquemoderndecor

Decor Stores, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Leesha Manju’s Pune home

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.

Decor Basics, Festive Decor, Gadgets for the Home, Home decor

What’s your personal Signature Fan style?

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!

Home decor

Setting up a Home Office

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 […]

DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor

DIY DÉCOR IDEAS WITH YOUR KIDS!

Here are fun activities to do with your kids for the lockdown

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Home decor, Home Tours

Comfortably lovely|Anuradha Singh’s Noida home

This beautiful 2200 sqft Noida apartment is the ideal Indian home, decorated mindfully, and a comfortable, safe haven during difficult times!

Home decor, Recipes

RECIPE: LOVERS’ CAKE

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!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

The Best House Plants 2020 for Indian homes

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 […]

Home decor, Recipes

Recipe: Stuffed Buns

An easy stress free recipe for Hor’d’ouvres that you can adapt to different ingredients and make it truly yours!

Decor Stores, Home decor

Décor goals for 2020

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!

safe play rooms for toddlers
Decor Basics, Festive Decor, Home decor

Creating Safe Indoor spaces for your toddlers

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!

Home decor

Pastel Diwali Inspiration with Pramila Gupta

Dare to experiment with a fresh diwali palette! Pastels and shimmers are so calming and beautiful this season, Pramila Gupta shows us how!

Home decor

Chandana’s beautiful Indian home in NC, USA

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!

Home decor

Sheela Dinakar on decades of Diwalis away from Home

Deepawali is happiness, even if you haven’t celebrated it in India for decades! Sheela Dinkar shows us her beautifully decorated Diwali home!

Home decor

Jayalakshmy Krishna’s Diwali decor at home

A beautiful garden, magically comes alive with floating candles, diyas and lights. Come join us as we explore this diwali decorated house!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Festive Decor, Home decor

Stunning Banana Leaf Backdrop Tutorial

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!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Nehal’s Bengaluru Apartment gives us Styling Goals!

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

Decor Basics, Home decor, Home Tours

Rushika & Dipkal’s Palo Alto apartment

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.

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: A Stunning Hyderabad home styled with Warm Colours

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!

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

Home Tour: At home with Kaho of Chuzai Living

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 […]

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Jayati and Manali share their Home & the Science of Decorating

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!

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Stunning Maximalist and Boho Chic Home

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!

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, Festive Decor, Home decor

Rock your Summer Decor with Fresh and Trending Colours: Flipkart Spring-Summer 2019 collection

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.

Decor Basics, Decor Stores, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Home Tour: Ankita and Sitanshu’s Awesome DIY Decorated Lucknow Home

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.

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor, Home Tours

Tour: Jayashree and Rajan’s Sprawling Garden Apartment in Kerala

Emptynesters Jayashree and Rajan have a beautiful garden apartment in Trivandrum. Come, be charmed with the beautiful space as we show you around.

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 area […]

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!

Decor Basics, DIYs, Home decor

Old Junk to Sassy Console Tables – A Makeover Story

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 – […]

Home decor

Old Stool: Trash to Treasure

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 […]