This Diwali I got a couple of incense boxes and I had empty ones lying with me for a while. My kids have lovingly collected many shells during our vacations to beautiful beaches hence this is a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time as I simply love those shells and they are kind of a visual display of beautiful memories of beach side vacations. So here goes….
Hope you all had a wonderful Deepawali ! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!I thought I should round up all my Diwali Vignettes in one place so created this post for you all! This year, my aim was to use unconventional materials and containers around the house. I did not buy new things but just used what I had. All in all I had super fun putting up these vignettes. Hope you enjoy this post 🙂
My favourite festival is almost here and I’m so excited to be doing all the decorating, partying etc etc…! Its so much fun to get together with friends and family and just have a good time! In the spirit of this beautiful season, I will be sharing some offbeat Diwali decor ideas…you can also check my instagram for frequent updates.
Last year , I did a lotus theme rangoli with paper stencil and it is one of my most repinned images on Pinterest. Many people have requested for a tutorial so here’s my humble attempt at one…hope you like it!
Image from last year’s lotus themed Diwali rangoli
I had a chance meeting with the very gracious Huma Butt when she invited a common group of friends to learn Baklava. Not only did I end up learning her lip smacking recipe but also couldn’t stop appreciating her tastefully done up home. I just had to share this gorgeous home with you all.
Huma originally hails from Pakistan but has been living in Nairobi for more than 30 years. Huma and her husband have put in a lot of hard work into designing and lovingly collecting furniture and artwork for their home, which clearly reflects in the warmth that this beautiful space emits.
Huma recalls that it was the positive vibe of this place that made her choose this apartment over others. When she chose this place about a decade ago, there was construction going on with rubble all around her but she went by her instinct and is very happy with her decision today.
So here is a tour of her warm and welcoming space! Enjoy!
This is the heart of the home as the couple love to entertain a lot. The dining space seamlessly flows into the living space with easy access from the kitchen.
When I was young, we had a big swing in my mother’s garden and I have awesome memories of playing with my cousins and friends on it. In traditional Indian culture, swings played an important role and were placed mostly inside the house. American decor too incorporates porch swings. Imagine going to a friend’s house and when you see a swing in her balcony……everyone wants to sit on it. It is not just a conversation starter but also adds such playfulness to a space. Hanging beds and chairs also bring in a unique character to your decor. I have compiled some beautiful hanging furniture for you here…..enjoy…..
This is the swing I saw at a beautiful home I visited recently…..such a cozy nook to relax and unwind with a favorite book or music or tea…
This is a topic close to my heart and I strive constantly to achieve this in my home. A soulful, happy home goes well beyond the style and size of your abode. Here I’m sharing some thoughts on achieving a home that all of us wish for.
Light and Ventilation
There is nothing more put off than entering a dark, dim, stagnant place. A breezy room with lots of natural light pouring in would instantly lift up your senses and reflect positive vibes .