African furniture | Decor/ Design | Travel

Swahili style furniture

September 12, 2017

Imagine lounging on a beautiful porch in a handsome plantation chair facing a beach, warm breeze bringing the sweet smell of frangipani blooms and bright bougainvillea around you. I could go on and on but you get the picture. The furniture I’m talking about today fits perfectly into this setting……

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Huma’s warm and welcoming Nairobi home

May 5, 2017

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!

Living Room

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.

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Decor/ Design | Happy Home

Hanging furniture for your home

April 2, 2017

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…

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