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Photoessay: Ma Pondy Cherie, Pondicherry: Bonhomie vibes and colour inspirations

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, Pondicherry aka Pondy is a city that never disappoints me.  I manage to discover something new each time I visit this unique place.  Right from the southern quarter to the police museum, there is plenty to see and do while touring Pondy on an offbeat path.  One… Continue reading Photoessay: Ma Pondy Cherie, Pondicherry: Bonhomie vibes and colour inspirations

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Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

India is a potpourri of exotic designs, rich colours, intricate crafts, embroidered tapestry and intricate patterns. The diverse repository of our craftwork ranges from painstakingly moulded clay statuettes, jewel encrusted murals, handwoven embroidery, exquisite mirror work, wooden toys, gold-leaf paintings to block printed fabrics, to name a few. Each style of craft is deeply rooted… Continue reading Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

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Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

It is often said that first impressions are the lasting impressions.  The Foyer area of the house or the entryway is the gateway to your home and gives one the first impression of your abode. Hence, it is imperative that it is warm and welcoming as this is the area where you leave the outside… Continue reading Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

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Multipurpose furniture: decorate the smart way

There is no denying the fact that home sizes today are shrinking, families are getting smaller and life is more fast paced than ever before.  Designing for small spaces can be a challenge, but one thing you need not sacrifice is style! This is where multipurpose furniture can prove to be a lifesaver. High on… Continue reading Multipurpose furniture: decorate the smart way

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Five Easy and Effective Ways to keep your home Pest Free

It is often said that happiness is a clean house….well this is true for a house that is neat, clutter free and devoid of pests and rodents ensures a feeling of peace and calm.  And when speaking of pests, it is important to note that they come in all shapes and sizes, from relatively large rodents to… Continue reading Five Easy and Effective Ways to keep your home Pest Free

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Pantone color of 2020: Classic Blue – of calm, comfort and character

It is that time of the year again when Pantone Colour Institute heralds’ global trends, offers colour directives and announces the colour of the year, a much-awaited announcement for most industries in the décor and lifestyle space.  Well, the colour that ushers in the new decade aka 2020 is 19-4052 Classic Blue.    A ubiquitous colour… Continue reading Pantone color of 2020: Classic Blue – of calm, comfort and character

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Stop and smell the roses: Fresh flowers in home decor

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul – Luther Burbank Few décor elements are more powerful and invigorating than a bunch of fresh flowers.  An ideal ‘accessory’ that can instantly add life, colour and panache to any space, fresh flowers can do wonders to… Continue reading Stop and smell the roses: Fresh flowers in home decor

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Home Interiors: Diwali decor with muted hues and a pastel palette

The countdown to one of the most important and popular Indian festivals, Deepavali aka Diwali, is here and it is a time for celebration, hope and an ode to new beginnings.  It is also that time of the year when you dress up your entire house.  No mention of Diwali is complete without the customary… Continue reading Home Interiors: Diwali decor with muted hues and a pastel palette

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Breathe Life into your homes: Indoor plants in home décor

“One who plants a garden plants happiness” – Chinese proverb, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Given the current situation we live in today, there is no denying the fact that fresh, pure air is the greatest asset we can have.  While most of us associate air pollution with outdoors, it is surprising to note that… Continue reading Breathe Life into your homes: Indoor plants in home décor

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Eco friendly home décor: sustainability in home furnishings

In an age where global warming, limited resources and conspicuous consumption is the order of the day, it has become imperative that everyone is aware of the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle and of how going green can positively impact our lives and our planet.  It is little wonder then that there is a growing… Continue reading Eco friendly home décor: sustainability in home furnishings