I'm taking you on a tour today.... While I sip on my coffee... I think you should check out her earlier home tour... and when you are back... I'll tell you more about my conversation with the lovely 'Arthi' from The not so artful dodger. Oh!! and not to forget her story telling blog... Art's Tales
Tell me about your 'design or decor style' :
I am a sales person with a fragrance MNC, Navy is in media. We have two little girls. "Our home has to reflect us", so no designers or home decorators. We try and add a lot of colour and warmth, bring back something from all our travel, we have a tendency to go with Indian crafts and looms. A bit of a mish mash really but it works… don’t you think?
Oh yes, I do!! It works perfectly... My, I can't take away my eyes from this collection :
Vellaku, Diya, Deepam, lamps!! We have a lot handed down over the generations. Tedious to maintain but they are lovely and impart a sense of peace and old world charm immediately …. don't you think? I love the parrot and the ladies with the lamps the most. Have my eye on a multi tier lamp next. We have a few big ones which take up too much space and look more formal so they are not on display.
Your furniture is lovely, specially the coffee table :
Most of our furniture is old as you can see. Bought over the last decade from time to time in Chennai from a friend who restores old wood. We prefer movable furniture since we shift around a lot. The Cradle coffee table is from then.
An open kitchen? Oh!! How lovely... how do you manage that?
This works for us - more space, open and inviting aromas. Yes we need
to tackle oil fumes at times and the occasional burnt smell (LOL) as
well but what are fragrance sprays for!
I see you have a collection of a fair bit of things... You seem to be a treasure hunter...
We had been collecting Ganeshas and Masks for sometime and found it getting rather repetitive. Hence decided to move on to something else. Saw a very interesting kettle jigsaw and soon after decided to collect different and not necessarily usable kettles. Quirkier the better. There is an Arohi, an India Art, a Pondicherry Artist, an inhouse 'artist', a Lingpi, a Chinese, Warli, Blue pottery inspired kettles in the collection. Really looking forward to finding an old enamel kettle and a copper one.
What's the painting near the ceiling....
That is a Pattachitra silk painting depicting Dasavatar from Orissa- courtesy my mom who has influenced my style greatly with her love of Indian fabric, art and craft
Now... I want to show you more... I want to take you to the next room... But you'll simply have to wait for the next post on her gorgeous home....
And if you think you've got a collection worth showing off about... or even a small cozy corner of your home... email me.. on firstname.lastname@example.org... and I'd love to have tea with you!! *smiles*
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