Deepa and Sriram’s Summer Decor in their Bangalore home

Do you change your decor every season? In South India, with more or less humid/hot weather throughout the year, not many feel the need to change their home decor as the seasons change. But I think it’s a wonderful idea to do so! And, here is picture-proof about how lovely and refreshing your home can look, decked up for summer! Have a look at Deepa and Sriram’s Bangalore home this summer 2013, and get some valuable tips on getting your summer look right!

Deepa and Sriram's Summer home Decor in Bangalore
Vibrant summer colors liven up this room, and lift our spirits too

refreshments and tableware
Color everything – even your refreshments and tableware!

a yellow pot and colorful accessories
Set the mood right from the entrance way – a bright yellow pot,
and colorful accessories

cushions
Cushions with bright motifs, splashes of color

urlis, colorful vases and candles
Feel fresh everywhere you look – add color and ambience with
miniature urlis, colorful vases and scented candles

fruit stands
Add some drama: dress up even everyday things like fruit stands!

Deepa and Sriram's Home Decor in summer time
In summer, sheer curtains in muslin, with the windows open guarantee
that cool, lazy, curtain-swaying dance

rangoli on the floor
A festive looking rangoli to add some charm
to the entranceway

Floral curtain
Flowery summer designs on gently swaying curtains

home decor on table
Focal points can be easily put together with simple accessories
and flowers from the garden

bedroom with light and cool bedclothes
Bring summer right into your bedroom with light and cool bedclothes,
white sheers on the windows and earthy wall tones

cushion covers in study guest room
Animal prints, and summery cushion covers in the study cum guest room

bottle with fresh flower from the garden
An upcycled beer bottle with fresh cuttings from the garden

book shelf with brass accessories and rangoli
A Book shelf is used as a puja stand brightened with a
colorful diety and brass accessories;
a hand painted rangoli done by a friend

Info you would love to know about Deepa and Sriram’s home
Deepa and Sriram’s home is a part of an eco friendly housing complex which is called TZED – Zero Emission Development. Here’s what they say~

Right from Borewells for water, to Reverse Osmosis treatment, Solar heated water, and recycled water for all plants and gardens, this is a place we absolutely love! We tried our best to follow the guiding principles of the Builders, when doing up our home.
1) We did not replace the natural Granite flooring.
2) We only changed the laminate wooden flooring into Solid Wooden Bamboo flooring.
3) All our furniture is from plantation Rubber wood and plantation teak only.
4) We decided to avoid Vitrified tiles which are heated at high temperatures, as we didn’t want to add to global warming.
5) We wanted to do up our house in such a way, that every light, every fitting will earn its keep therefore – No “Decor” lights, No Spot lights.
6) Our theme is simple and Asian Indian with an old Country / Rustic feel to it and no wastage.
7) Every room has Brick walls provided by the builder which is made from the ground breaking earth. We decided NOT to plaster it. 8) We used Non VOc paints, water based Enamel (lead free) as against oil based enamels and Water based Polyurithene coating has been done for all the rubberwood furniture as against solvent thinnable melamine.
9) We love our home and have now started our little herb garden and fragrant flower patch.
10) Curios and decor are Asian Indian and things we bought on our various travels.

Design and execution of this lovely home was done by Jyotika Baleri of Destination Design.

Wasn’t that impressive? A big thanks to Deepa and Sriram for sharing their home pics on this blog. Have you changed your decor this summer? If so, send us the pics and we would love to show them to the readers of this blog.

Also, many thanks to all those who sent in suggestions to Priya’s query (while Rekha and I were away on vacation) about how to best hang her unique Ganesha art work.

 

17 Comments

  1. Beautiful home. Absolutely love the color and the warmth.

     
  2. Thank you for featuring our home. Love you gals!

     
  3. more than the images, what impressed me most are their concern for the planet…the beautiful rooms are drool worthy

     
  4. What a delightful home, love the warm colors. Great feature!!

     
  5. I am really glad that I stumbled upon this blog, and I am loving every bit of this. This home of Deepa and Sriram is absolutely beautiful, I mean I had been looking to find the ideal home and this won my heart. Really loved the decor, I always had confusion about home decor and now I found it. A very big thank you. 🙂

     
  6. Gorgeous home. A treat for the eyes to gaze at those colourful pictures. 🙂

     
  7. Gorgeous- vibrant and inviting! My kind of home. Lovely feature you guys!

    ~deepa

     
  8. the granite flooring is so hard to see these days…and loved the summery accents!!

     
  9. Great find Sharon, Deepa's home is a visual treat.

     
  10. Beautiful home

     
  11. Change is the only constant :-). Nice to change the surroundings to suit the season and the mood. Nice share and a lovely house Sharon!

     
  12. I desired to thank you for this exceptional read!! I absolutely enjoyed every single small little bit of it. I’ve you bookmarked your internet site to look at out the new stuff you post.

     
  13. Love love the earthy , warm feeling of this home…so stunning..great feature Sharon and I loved all the nice vibrant summer touches too.

     
    • I am currently residing in Bangalore. I went through your blog, found it very informative.

      Need guidance for custom made sofa making.

      It all started with refurbishing our current sofa. Its when we realized that at the cost of refurbishing the current sofa, we can even buy a new one!

      Hence, we are planning to make a custom built sofa from a sofa manufacturer.

      While doing our rnd for the same, we realised that there are so many sofa makers available and costs ranging from Rs. 20,000/- to more than Rs. 50,000/- for a 3+1+1 seater sofa.

      Few of the sofa makers have suggested neem wood for the sofa since it guards against termite and in general is good for long life of furniture. What do you suggest? Some manufacturers mentioned that the wood needed to be treated for longevity of the furniture.

      Currently, the guy I am speaking to has estimated the cost to Rs. 7500 per seat which includes the raw material and labour for (3+1+1) neem wood sofa.
      So roughly, he would charge us 5*7500 = Rs 37500 + fabric cost (18 mtrs) for the design we have chosen.

      My query is – How can one be sure of the estimated cost suggested by the sofa manufacturer. What are he prevailing rates in the market?

      Can you provide reference for a trustworthy manufacturer with good workmanship and is excellent at contemporary sofa designs.

      Thanks in advance.

       
  14. Favorite Decorating Blog by Better Homes magazine! I love sharing simple decorating and organizing ideas to inspire you to love the home you have. For more inspiration at
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  15. While doing this decoration works how long it takes to complete will you tell me that for me?

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  16. I run a hotel, and it was a bit surprising for me that one of my customers called me after checking out and asked for the painter’s address who had painted the rooms. Although, it was not a professional deal but I provided him the web address of ZAPC. It helped him to find out the PE branch contact details with ease.

     

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