Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Hey Everyone!!
As the winters are setting in , the weather is becoming foggy , dull and gloomy. Today when I woke up, there was no sign of sunshine in here (I woke up at 9:00 am..not too early & not too late) and everything looked sooo boring and dull. So to brighten things up I bought some fresh roses from the local florist and brought in few of my garden cuttings inside to brighten up the home. I love these pink roses in my favourite kettle. I put the mor pankhis in the sugar bowl and the remaining roses in the milk bowl and then kept them in my favorite corners. Some vanilla candles in the evening and fresh fragrance of these roses made the house smell yum.(Literally I mean these vanilla candles are really yum, It smells like something is baking in the oven)...awww how I love the smell of baking....never mind. 

I mean I am craving vanilla muffins while writing this post..But I cant have them because I am on a diet ( hehehe though sugary coffee is acceptable in this diet )..Anywhoo later on my daily diets (Diets because I go on diet several times a day....after having a heavy food(read it yummy full of calories food) I again go on diet out of guilt).

So hows winter coming up for you? Share in the comments section.

                                                               MUCH LOVE


(All images: My Home)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Infusing Colors!!!!!!!

When it comes to decorating your home, most of us play it safe with neutral colors by  opting for browns, beiges, creams, off-whites and greys.It takes a lot of courage to opt for a bright color on  your sofa or any other pieces of furniture over a safe neutral piece.Now, today the focus will be on how one can infuse colors into the home decor without going over-the-top.

Some handy tips:-

1. PUT ON A THEME - Think about a theme and work on it. For ex. : You can go for lotus theme with pink accents, lotus candle votives, pink cushions, lotus flowers etc. Or you can also opt for peacock theme by going gaga over vibrant blues and greens in cushions, throws, wall color, mor pankhi in a vase. You just need to broaden your imagination.Go for different themes and shop for it.

                                                                    (peacock theme)

2. PAINT A SINGLE WALL IN BRIGHT HUES: Instead of going all white/cream on your walls (I know it looks serene...but we talking about colors right?), paint a single wall in colors such as yellows,oranges, pinks, reds, blues, greens or even black(you gotta be super daring to try this...but trust me it looks stunning). You can also go for different patterns or wall stickers on the wall to make it the focal point of your room.

 Black wall

3. RUGS: Rugs add an interesting element of warmth to your room. These can instantly brighten up any space. Buy your rugs/ mats in vibrant hues and coordinate or contrast with your room decor. These are available in different shapes and sizes and in various textures too. Just throw on a rug and bring on the floor cushions to glam up your space.

4. BRING IN THE NATURE: If you aren't willing to paint your wall bright or changing your upholstery in bright hues, but still want to infuse some colors, then nature comes to the rescue.Bring in your lush green plants, garden cuttings, flowers from marigolds, cosmos, roses, tulips and even the wild varieties. They will add a pop of color without going over-board. Place them in every possible corner of your house and instantly see the difference. Put your garden cuttings/ flowers in vases, kettels, cups, soup bowls(yaa...and I am not joking...just try it once), wine bottles or in any thing that you think can hold them.

5. DRAPES: Yes..Yes..Yess...long flowing drapes in bright bright colors are to die for. Get them in sheer or in opaque , these are the best way of adding the color to the decor. If your overall decor is in neutral shades, then your drapes in shocking colors(magenta, pinks, maroons, reds, greens, yellows, purples.........any color from the rainbow I mean) will act as a contrast and will give definition to your room. But if you already have too much color in your decor, then go subtle on the color of your drapes.Too much color can sometimes be a bit eye souring.

6.PAINTINGS: Buy your paintings large, colorful and bright. The paintings are the best alternative if you dont wish to paint your wall but still want some color.

7. CUSHIONS/THROWS/RUNNERS: Bright colored cushions, throws and runners looks alluring and brightens up the dullest of the space. Buy your cushions in different shapes and sizes and make sure they are uber fluffy. Put on a bright colored throw on your neutral sofa, and if you have a bright sofa then you could either add a contrasting color or some neutral colored throw.

Their are just plenty of ideas to add colors to your decor. Toss your imagination a bit and look how it makes a difference.  


                                                                     MUCH LOVE



(All images via pinterest)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Hey Everybody!!

Lately, I have been browsing a lot through pinterest and this has led to me falling in love with  stunning arbors/pergolas that adorn the gardens. The concept of these looks so mesmerising and I am having a strong urge to have these in my gardens also. I am taking this as a project and the process of convincing my parents will start from TODAY only....how badly I want these I cant even express.... already have tons of ideas for my front garden and backyard...these are surely an awesome way to glam up your garden and giving height to your greens....
I am already daydreaming and designing a pergola for the backyard with loads of lights, bamboo furniture, lanterns,terracotta bells, rustic long table, greens and flowers hanging down from these....ohhhh I am drooling over these and I know I wont be at peace until I will get one....
Now for the sake of my 'drooling-over-all-things-rustic-and-green' mind's peace....My parents will have to give in for this new demand of mine.

Aww, my lovelies I'm surely gonna get you home....

How do you like these??? You too drooling over or not????Share with me in the comments section.
 Find more of these stunners here.

                                                                    MUCH LOVE


Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Hey !!
So how was thy diwali??? hoping it was all sparkly and full of light... well we had guests over our place...although we didnt celebrated it much just decorated the house from inside and the the mandir(temple)....no lighting outside this time(reason). Did the pooja in the evening and then made the effigy of Govardhan ji for the Govardhan pooja today.
Here are the snapshots of the day....have a lookie!

                                                                      Cashews anyone??


 Govardhan ji
Happy Govardhan pooja!! so how was your diwali????