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Home Tour: Suraj- A Home Designed By VBDS

Hello Folks!! Summer break is the time that I always look forward to. 
I spend the most amazing time with my dear ones and feel rejuvenated. It’s over now and I’m not complaining because I’m resuming my work completely loaded with energy. Every time I feature a home tour on my blog, I take you to the new city. Today come join me as I take y’all to the Pink City- Jaipur With me. Our guest today is renowned architect Vipin Bakiwala and we are going to take a peek inside the home done up by VBDS (Vipin Bakiwala Design Studio).

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Vipin Bakiwala, the architect, is deeply connected with the roots of Indian heritage. He continuously draws inspiration from the Indian culture and blends it with the modern elements to create a masterpiece. The residence ‘Suraj’ too was conceptualized with the amalgamation of traditional & modern elements. And in erecting the building, Vipin was being well supported by Architect Abhay Gupta.
The client, Mr. Aseem Jain, pursues his business in Europe, and thus lives there most of the time. He believes that the residence always makes him realize that in spite of living abroad, his soul is deeply connected with Indian heritage and cultural values. The client further added that luxury is no longer confined to fine dining or designer label rather it’s about peace and comfort. The design of the residence is a thorough reflection of his own personality through a designer’s vision.

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The entrance lobby is enhanced by a beautiful tree wall mural in bright golden colour. The mural surrounds itself with a small water body and garden area loaded with numbers of planters and traditional stone jaali.

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The traditional symphony is accentuated right from the outset of the house. The main door in wood exhibits intricate hand carving with little brass flowers.

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The same carving is replicated on the ceiling of the duplex area in living to praise the traditional essence.
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The 3 story bungalow has a small lift lobby at the entrance with an adjoining staircase. The lift has a golden colour door and is designed in wood inlay, Italian flooring and brass strips in wooden panels at cladding.

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On the ground floor, we see a formal drawing area, lobby and guest bedroom. The first floor, where the owner spends maximum time has a living area cum lounge, a dining, a kitchen and two bedrooms. The rest of the three bedrooms are on the second floor.

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The living area has a fine balance of elements. Interiors are tastefully done wherein the choice of decor is kept to earthen shades with a glint of brighter shades of purple to make it more welcoming. Wooden panelling is done on one of the duplex walls.

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The elegant decor is complemented by pleasing furniture, upholstery, floor coverings, curtains, carpets and other accessories.

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The dining has customised table with an onyx marble top while the chairs are upholstered in earthy tones just like the living room sofas. An interplay of Italian flooring, stone cladding, dark colours and dim lighting exudes warmth to the muted decor. Warm yellow lighting is majorly used in the interiors and has been kept dim to match the effect of earthen shades. Wide glass windows give a good view of planters placed in the broad balconies that make a perfect setting to laze and soak in nature.

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To avoid monotony, the decor of the bedrooms exudes a distinct appeal. The bedroom is confined to very few accessories while it does include furniture pieces in different textures that break the monotony. The bathrooms also follow the similar tone of the bedrooms. Customised carpets used at different spaces makes a significant impact & compliment the decor theme.

The grandparents’ bedroom is designed with glimpses of the contemporary feel with Statuario used on the flooring and wooden panelling done on one of the walls.

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The master bedroom is styled simple with wooden flooring, raw finish furniture and walk-in closet. It has a spacious attached bathroom with beautiful landscaping that doubles up as a walk-in dressing area.

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The children’s room, on the other hand, is done up in orange, contrasting with the
shades of grey. One of its walls has prominent geometrical cut-outs with ambient lighting that add a dramatic effect to the space. Outside the master and kids bedroom is a small sofa sitting to sit and talk or watch TV.

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That’s how Vipin masterfully mixes contemporary with traditional. Thanks to VBDS team for sharing their work with Design Decor & Disha. Wish you guys a great success ahead.
Dear readers, I am sure this is what you wanted to see after a long time. I have lots of videos ready for you that I’ll be posting every week now. For more Home Tours Click Here!!

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P.S All the images are provided by VBDS (Vipin Bakiwala Design Studio) and subject to copyright. Please seek our permission before using them. Thanks!

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Home Tour: Amal Rosa Augustine

Today I’ll take you all to Bangalore, a beautiful city where I spent just one year but fell in love with it for a lifetime. We’ll take a tour of a home that envelopes British colonial elements and is a minimalist’s paradise. Come on in!!!
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Amal Rosa Augustine who lives in Bangalore with her husband and a toddler has opened the door of her two bedroom apartment for 3D readers to take a peek inside and her home reminds me of English empire style. Let’s start with the console table in below picture that sums up the British colonial style of decorating perfectly. Hammered metal platters in dark tone are paired with a carved wooden frame in ivory that matches the accessories on the console to create a cohesive look. Touches of gold and wooden furniture with clean edges infuse some modern elements. Tradition or modern, plants never go out of trend and Rosa knows that well. 

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This minimalist home is a reflection of a clean, pure and serene environment but what makes it British colonial style home is woven furniture in dark wood, light and airy colours, soft & subtle furnishings, eclectic accessories and tropical foliages. Below is the picture of Rosa’s living room where dark wood furniture creates a contrast against white walls. The overall feel of this place is traditional with a splash of exotic. 

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I love how Rosa has given an extra visual punch with colours. Here is what she shares with us My tiny apartment in Bangalore was purchased in October 2016 and it’s just a 1400 sqft flat with two bedrooms and a study. When I started to do my homework for the interior styling of my house I had some dreams about it and I think I was able to turn it into reality (at least three-fourths of it if I say precisely). I didn’t follow any particular style in general and it is a mix of traditional, rustic, farmhouse style. some of it is inspired by Pinterest, interior magazines and home decor websites.”

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Right opposite to this seating arrangement in the living room is the entertainment unit that you see in below picture. TV unit in dark wood, woven baskets on the wall and on TV unit, some picture frames and colonial hurricane lamp wall sconce reaffirm my statement that this home is a true colonial style home. Every room is dotted with the exotic plants that make the place tropical paradise. 
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Further Rosa says “I have to mention here my dear friend Seethu who helped me throughout designing my dream home and also for my husband for signing all the cheques without looking at the amount and above all my parents who made this a reality”.

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Have a look at this hand wash basin area next to the dining room. It is not only wonderfully organized but also a testimony to the fact that modern and British colonial style mesh together well.
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Rosa shares some sweet memories, “my family is a very spiritually oriented family and hence all around the house, you can find bible quotes and lot of images of Jesus. The most integral part of my house is this small prayer area. I love everything about this. The holy family statue was a gift from my parents when we moved into our first home after our marriage. I carried it in all the homes we rented till date and finally to our own home.”

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The dining room is simple and minimal with woven chairs in dark wood that bind the entire space together.  Balcony space has been converted into an open seating area. Huge windows allow the influx of glare-free ample natural light. This adds the visual depth to the confined sitting area. Bamboo blinds bring texture and organic feel of outdoor to the indoor and create a beautiful dappled light effect that makes the atmosphere soothing and relaxing.

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Potted plants add the incredible drama to the place no matter if they are placed on the floor or on the wall shelf. 
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The sideboard and crockery unit here offer both style and storage. The displayed crockery here is white that adds a streamlined, contemporary twist to the British colonial style. 
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Rosa has to say something about her balcony. Here is what she said “this is an area which was actually a closed common balcony area as per our builder’s plan but I turned it into an open area which is an extension of our dining and living rooms. It has really made a good impact and changed the look of entire apartments feel.”

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“Even if it’s not open I never restrained from growing plants. I have put some of my plants and this area is my husband’s and mine most favourite nook in our home.”

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Rosa is in a mood to share more about her favourite places in her home. 
“Next favourite place in the home is this sitting area. It’s called the “chai corner”, I love sipping my morning and evening tea in this place and it’s so peaceful and comfortable.”

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Now let’s move on to the kid’s room and study. Here is what Rosa shares,
“This is our study (the so-called half bedroom). We hardly kept any furniture in this room because this room belongs to the two crazy people in my family. The half of the room is for my daughter and the other half is my husband’s office space. My daughter loves this room and it means the world to her. She spends most of her time in this half bedroom. Most of the things here are made by my 14-year-old niece and I gave them their rightful place because of her ardent love for my daughter.”

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Now before we go further let’s have some coffee that is being brewed in Rosa’s small and stylish coffee station. 
“This is a small corner in my kitchen which I have turned into a coffee bar. Saw this on Pinterest and it had to be in my home as I love playing with chalks and that’s why you will see lots of chalkboard paint done here and there in my home.”


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“My kitchen is a tiny place but I love to look at the brighter side of it. I feel it’s very easy to maintain and keep a small kitchen spick and span.”

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The master bedroom is crisp white, comfortable, relaxed and elegant that rightly define the British colonial design. All these elements bring an air of romance and sophistication to the overall design.  
“Our master bedroom is kept very simple. My husband is very particular about making it clutter free and also, I was concerned about my 3-year-old daughter so I kept it minimal. Other than the bed I only have a cot and a chest of drawers in my bedroom for a storage.  Picture frames with family pictures on the wall above the headboard remind us of our loved ones and we all just love looking at them.”


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Her guest bedroom is a place where I would love to retire for the night. It is such a soothing place with walls in white, furnishing in cheery lemon and dark toned furniture that pops against the pristine walls. I am so in love with this unusual wall decor where embroidery hoops are acting as a frame and beautiful fabric is given a place of artwork. 

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White, brown and lemon employing a crisp and minimal aesthetics. Traditional style infused with a contemporary style of decorating in right amount results in British colonial style and truly love how Rosa has effortlessly achieved this look. 

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Since I don’t like to restrict myself to a particular design or decorating style so 3D is a place where you will find homes decorated in various styles from traditional to modern, ethnic Indian to British colonial, collected to simple and minimal and studio apartment to a sprawling bungalow. Hope you liked what you saw today, a completely new theme of decorating!!!
Thanks a ton Rosa for this wonderful treat to our eyes. Wish you and your family love, luck & sunshine.
Dear readers, I had committed to publish this post but now I’ll take a break and will see you all in April. 

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Home Tour: Kapila & Sonal Banerjee Part-I

It’s been quite a long that I posted here on my blog and you all probably know why! Because I’m focusing more on my Youtube channel as people prefer to watch the videos rather than reading a complete blog and I too found this medium more powerful to convey a message and it also presents quick and rich content. But that doesn’t mean I’ll discontinue blogging. Well, that isn’t gonna happen:) and that’s why here I am with a lovely post!! 

Today once again I bring to you the home tour of Kapila Banerjee that you must have seen earlier on my blog and on my YT channel (In case you want to watch it on YouTube then Click Here) but since a lot of you wanted to pin the images so here it is, the Part-I of Kapila & Sonal Banerjee‘s home. Happy pinning!! Also, now you can shop the home decor products that you see in this post, I have added the link below every image.
Let’s start from the entrance to her home which is as impressive as the rest of the home. Kapila has created a space to keep some decor accents by putting up a beautiful wall shelf. On the shelf are cute tiny pots that add dimension to an otherwise plain and dull wall. I just love how decor accessories in different geometric shapes are complimenting each other and all the colors making the entrance so full of energy.

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Beautifully carved huge wooden vases offsetting the shimmer of brass planter and creating such a pleasant setting. 

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What you see in below picture is a beautiful collection of tiny cute planters displayed beautifully at the entrance that sure will steal your heart. 
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The moment you enter the home you can feel the warmth and the positivity that envelops you and you find yourself soaking in the beauty of Kapila’s home. Accent wall in tangerine color sets the perfect backdrop for all the carved wooden pieces in dark tone. Wooden masks are from Kenya, Africa where Kapila has lived for four years. Antique wooden pillars are restored from an eighty-year-old home and only a keen eye like Kapila’s can give such pieces their righteous place. Next to these pillars are quite an unusual pair of candlestands flanking the console. Console is adorned with brass knick-knacks to add Indianness. You should watch the video to see all the minute details on these carved wooden pieces. Ornate mirror above the console completes the setup and makes the foyer a warm and welcoming space. 
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Here is another picture of the same space from a different angle to show you the intricacy of the carving on wooden pillars and mirror frame.
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Step into the living room and you are greeted with this view. An angel picked from their travels and a beautiful brass hanging diya above it make an eye-pleasing display. If you notice the lamp behind Ganesha idol carefully then you will realize how unusual it is. The lamp is actually a unique find made of brass and the lampshade is brass and stained glass. I never saw such lamp before. Kapila’s home is full of treasures around the world so your eyes keep wandering and admiring the beauty of every piece. For an instance, the brass chariot right next to the angel is what I really liked a lot. 
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Keeping the accent color in mind Kapila has beautifully infused tangerine in her living room. Look at the sofa and the painting above it and you know what I am talking about. That’s how an accent color helps in pulling the room together. Kapila told me that she keeps changing the cushions according to the season and ocassion. 
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Here is a wider view of the living room. 
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I clicked so many pictures and there are so many beautiful pieces in Kapila’s home that my words wouldn’t be adequate to describe the beauty of her home. So I am leaving you with the images. 
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All the beautiful craved wooden furniture pieces and decor accessories are from Kenya, Africa. Teal Buddha on leaf is again a souvenir her husband picked from his travels. Intricately carved wooden piece that looks like a capsized boat is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 
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Rather than choosing contemporary style sofa for her living room, Kapila has opted for tradition Indian seating. Rajasthani Chowkies are a work of artistic craftmanship. Fuchsia cushions complement tangerine in living room beautifully. 
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Below is an extremely beautiful vintage temple that has been converted into a shelf to display the collection of curios.
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Here is a closer look and you can see all the lovely tealights, Rajasthani musicians and various lanterns enhancing the beauty of this temple.

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This brings me to the end of this home tour. Hope you enoyed this blog and if you are craving for more then click here to check out other home tours. I am receiving lots of queries asking when I’ll be publishing the second part of Kapila & Sonal’s video home tour, I’m working on it folks and you’ll see it next week probably on Monday. 
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Home Tour: Padmamanasa Jwalaniah

Few months ago, 
I received a request from a lovely reader of 3D to feature a home of a fellow blogger and a dear friend Padmamanasa. The request was so sweet and tempting that I couldn’t resist asking Manasa if it was possible. Despite her super busy schedule, Manasa took out the time to send me some dazzlingly beautiful images of her strikingly beautiful home. Manasa blogs sporadically at ForTheLoveOfSunshineCorners, a blog loved by all the decor enthusiasts and is quite addictive. Here is a tête-à-tête with Manasa as she takes us through her collected, curated and most importantly a created home. 
Thank you, Disha for featuring our home in my favourite decor and lifestyle blog – Design Decor & DishaWe live in a beautiful green city  – Bangalore, India. We have been living in this work-in-progress home ,which we recreate every day, for past 12 years.

Entrance to the home lends the cheerful and positive vibe. Dashavtar above the door frame was painted by her husband and Guruvaayoorappan painting in the foyer is also done by Manasa’s extremely talented artist husband Pradosh Nair. Surprised!! Well, most of the paintings in their home are done by Pradosh. In case you are tempted to see more of his work, Blobs Of Rainbow is the blog where you can find his extraordinary work.

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Manasa adds,
I grew up in a small town in southern part of Karnataka, with a lot of greens grown on the terrace in the 80s! My parents believed in utilitarian/ functional value of the things they brought home. But that did not stop me from spending lot of time dreaming of/ decorating/ redecorating the old large home with whatever we had 🙂
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Manasa is a person who is charming, warm and full of energy and her home is a true reflection of her personality. All the rooms have a feature wall painted in bold colours that exude warmth. In the living room, orange wall sets a perfect backdrop for wooden cabinets and brass knick-knacks on them. Furnishings are complementing the wall colour and making the place look cohesive. 
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A large Madhubani painting on the wall and a shelf that holds her breathtakingly beautiful collection of brass create a focal point in the living room. Manasa has a knack for adding a special home accent called ‘life’ and cleverly uses it to transform her space into an inspiring and elegant den. Do you know how it started all.
Manasa claims,
“I guess I shared the love for lovely spaces from my maternal uncle and my older brother. My older brother, who spent quite a few years in the middle east, came back with a lot of decor magazines. I remember drooling over these magazines for hours together as a school going girl. I guess the love for beautiful spaces started there.”
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Placed in a corner in the living room and enhancing the beauty of the space is this working gramophone that Manasa had won in the contest and her prize winning entry was an image of her remarkably attractive balcony garden. Don’t worry, we will take a look of her balcony too 🙂
Manasa adds cheerfully that What a pleasure it is to hear to old Bengali songs in an antique gramophone. It is a sheer bliss transporting us to re-independence era, I tell you!”
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Nataraja statue graces the another corner of the living room. ‘Beautiful’ would be an understatement for this majestic idol. Manasa knows the decor philosophy quite well and has placed all the home accents in such a way that they offer a place for the eye to rest and admire the beauty of it. 
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Manasa recalls her journey of decorating various homes she has lived in over the period of time, “fast forward to the hostel/ PG days when I moved to Bangalore/ Delhi. I spent a lot of energy and had loads of fun in decorating my space on shoe string budget! I spent quite a few evenings at Hauzkhas and Janpath Marg to set-up my tiny hostel room. Then came 2 bedroom rented space at Bangalore. This time, I had little more budget, as I moved from assistantship to salary 🙂  Then came the current home.

Let’s take a look at her dining room. Ochre and brown play the key role here in creating a warm and cosy dining space. An oversized mirror on the wall above the dark wood cabinet is not only creating an illusion of grandeur but also adding glamour to the space. ‘The lone daisy’ painting adorning the wall of the dining room is done by Pradosh again 🙂  
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Beautiful display of family portraits in wooden picture frames bring striking elegance. It can easily bring back lots of memories and become a conversation starter while the family enjoys meals together. 

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Spicing up the kitchen wasn’t a big deal for Manasa. She is very creative and knows how to make things work and add style to any space. Paintings fill up the empty space making it lively and cheerful place to prepare meals for the family and a classic pendant light illuminate the kitchen in style. Did you notice the cute little step ladder in the corner. It holds all the recipe books, some knick-knacks and adds the aesthetic charm to the kitchen’s interior. 

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A colourful ceramic spice rack is what I am eyeing in the below image, it’s beautiful beyond words. Manasa’s collection of glass bottles, pestle and mortar, oil dispensers and blue pottery is exquisite. A beautiful wooden rack in the corner is used to display her collection of mugs in vibrant hues. 
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Manasa wanted a red wall in her home and this is the bedroom where the feature wall is red and grabbing all the attention. This wall is close to her heart for one more reason, it holds felicitation for her father. An antique teak wood bed that is more than 80 years old is the statement piece in the room. She has endless love for wood in a dark tone and vintage pieces. 

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She has recently added these floating shelves on the same red wall to hold her ever growing collection of books.  

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Opposite to the red wall is this beautiful gallery wall that houses alluring paintings done by her husband Pradosh. Adding extra pizzazz to the gallery wall is a hanging brass diya. 

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Bedside table acts as a stage to display the decor accents in most fascinating ways. Manasa adds, “I can never spare my home from brass and solid dark wood.” 

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Below is a picture of their kids’ room. Manasa has done a great job in kids’ room by placing wooden rack and baskets that provide ample storage. All the books and board games are well organised and styled in the shelf  along with some toys and pictures of the kids. 

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Applique work sheers on the window make the room look bright and dreamy. 

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‘Crib-turned-sofa’ the most clever upcycling project is what I would call it. After their daughter had grown up the crib was lying unused at the one corner of the kids’ room consuming the space. Manasa put her thinking cap on and this cutest and functional sofa for the kids was the result. 

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Now let’s take a peek inside her bathroom and I am sure you will be spellbound with the creativity and aesthetic sense of this couple. Manasa tells us how this entire corner came together, 
I am a curator at heart and hubby is an artist! Our home has been the beneficiary of this!! (sometimes victim too :p). We have collected stuff over years and let gone off quite a bit. Both I & hubby are major fans of Goan architecture/  interiors/ sunny colours. We wanted to have a tiny goan corner at home for some time now.  Hubby had presented a lovely tiled mirror for my birthday couple of years back. We had put this up at our hand wash corner. The colours were finalised, hubby zeroed in on ink blue colour. I was not particularly crazy about the beige backsplash tiles, that came with the home. I wanted sunny yellow coloured tiles instead!And voila the tiles were painted sunny yellow! 

No prizes for guessing that the painting is again by Pradosh. Did you like this Goan corner in Manasa’s home? I am so determined that someday I will definitely try something like this in my home too 🙂

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This airy and breezy room is the master bedroom. Teal wall to add some calming effect in her sleep sanctuary. No space in her home is complete without the use of dark wood and painting by her husband. So their bedroom is no exception. A peaceful and attractive reading corner like this is every reader’s dream. 

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And here’s the prize-winning balcony garden of Manasa. The beautiful mural on the wall you see is hand painted by her. Little tweaks done by the duo in their home are quite impressive and commendable.
She adds,
This home is a ground floor flat with ever so tiny terrace. Fairly spacious balconies. (Comparison here is to what I call as terrace :P).12 years ago,  when the interiors guys did a fab job of making a home, an almost European one, little did he know what will become of his European interiors a few years later!

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By now you all must have figured out that there has to be a piece of dark wood to quench Manasa’s thirst for it and hence there lying a latt bench from Urban Ladder in her cosy and undisputedly gorgeous balcony garden.
She chimes in that, this is our favourite place to sit & watch Bangalore rains, to do the homework, to sit down and read a book for adults & babies alike at home!.”

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Here is one more view of her balcony garden. Beauty flows from each and every corner of her home. 

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Now for all the brass and bronze lovers out there, this is something for you too! I covet her stunning brass collection. Do you? 

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Here is what she says about her passion for metals, I feel the brass & bronze artefacts are timeless & add an old world charm to our place. I love the yellow gleam of brass urlis, gindis, para & nilavilakku. I love the texture of bronze & the character the metal adds.”

This brass Tara idol is my favourite. It is so majestic and there is something mystical about this picture. 

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Manasa sums it up beautifully by saying, I love the dark wood and creams and greens. Hubby loves the brass and colours. Son loves both and daughter is yet to decide! Our home, eventually what we love as family, believe our roots are and home is!”

It is time to wrap up and say goodbye to you dear readers with few more pictures from Manasa’s heavenly abode.

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Below are the links where you can check out exquisite images and story behind each piece that enhances the beauty of her home.
Facebook Page: Fortheloveofsunshinecorner
Instagram Feed: Padmamanasa

Tempted to check out more home tours on my blog, here is a link for you. You can find me on Instagram here.
I will be back in few days with something exciting about kitchen decor!!
Happy Decorating and Stay Tuned!!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Decorating

Buying house is the biggest investment we make in our life. If interiors are done by professionals then you need not to bother about any decorating mistake but when it comes to decorate by your own then it’s very difficult to know what will going to work and we are all bound to make decorating mistakes.
Here are some tips on do’s and don’ts of decorating:

Do’s:

  • Keep your home always clutter free, tidy, airy and fresh.
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  • Set your budget and stick to it. Else you may end up spending a lot.
  • Choose colors either in bold or in lighter tones and keep overall color theme similar. This adds the personality to home and cheers up the space.
  • Choose furniture very carefully as its the biggest piece that will take up place in room and will going to last long. So choose nice lines, shape and color that is comfortable and functional as well.
  • Arrange seating closely, for it allows intimate conversation and lot of free space for traffic to flow.
  • Mix and match. Be it furniture, art piece or accessories but keep in mind that they all look well blended. 
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  • Bringing in some green plants can make space look lively, try placing some fresh flowers also to add color and to lift up your spirit.
  • Display your art collection in an artistic manner. Simply just putting it up on wall is boring, try making a wall collage or cluster of pictures on wall for touch of whimsy in your decor.
  • Lighting plays an important role in overall appearance of any space. Put some nice looking lamps, wall sconces and chandelier to add warmth and luxury to your decor.
  • Candles, flowers, pebbles and aromatherapy certainly lift up the spirit and look pleasing too.
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Don’ts

  • Don’t over do while decorating. Too much can always spoil the things.
  • Wall in whites are not a good idea as it appears monotonous. Paint at least one wall to create a focal point.
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  • Don’t put all things like furniture, carpet, art and accessories in symmetrically. Lot of symmetry can make room appear static. 
  • Don’t choose over sized sofa. It can take up lot of space and make space look smaller.
  • Don’t hang a small artwork above a big sofa. Always consider scale. Bigger is better go for it.
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  • Don’t leave corners blank. As it grab attention and makes your decor incomplete. Try placing some nice floor lamp, chest or planter to bring charm.
  • Don’t toss too much pillows/cushions on couch. 
  • Don’t just blindly follow every trend. Choose things that you love.
  • Don’t spend lot of money in things that will be outdated in few years
Just keep in mind these few tips and you will never fail to decorate your home in a stylish way. Happy Decorating!!

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Beautiful Spaces With Personal Stamp

Big thanks to all those who participated in Goodhomes ‘Color Contest’.
Entries I received were amazing and I was awestruck by the beauty of all the homes. I like it how home reflects the personality of its dwellers in so many ways. So while all the entries are scrutinizing by the jury I decided to give all the participants a pleasant surprise. As you must be aware that recently I made my first video and it made me confident that yes I can make more and more and…….. So now I am on video making spree 🙂
All the entries I received for this contest have become a part of this video and I aptly gave it a title “Yeh Mera Ghar‘. Here is a video, click play, increase the volume and play it in full screen now enjoy and don’t forget to tell me how do you find it.

If you liked the video then don’t forget to subscribe my Youtube channel, as lot more is coming shortly. You can do so by clicking on ‘subscribe’ button (red color) on the left hand side, below the video screen. 
Thanks once again!! Stay tuned to check out some more beautiful homes here on 3D.

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Great Ways To Have A Beautiful Home

Love makes our House a Home and to turn Home into a Beautiful Home you need to follow these simple tips.

1. The very first thing to start with is unclutter, clear the clutter and your space will look brighter and well arranged. Clutter in any room makes it appear messy and small. Clearing the clutter and placing things in proper way makes a room look bigger and brighter.
2. The easiest way to make your home look new, fresh and beautiful in record time is rearranging the furniture. Place furniture in an unconventional way to give a completely new look to a room. Move seating arrangement away from the wall for intimate and cozy seating.
3. Putting slipcovers on furniture make them look new and can change overall appearance of the room.
4. Update curtains and draperies. Choose the right color according to theme and furniture in the room.
5. Changing a theme or style of the decor in a particular room is also an easiest and quick way to cheer up the space. 
6. Change the pictures and artwork all around your place. Try matching either color or theme of the paintings. Changing accessories can make a lot of difference. Its a quick and easy way to decorate your space.
7. Add texture and pattern to a room by placing some nice area rug or beautiful cushions. It instantly lift the lost charm of a room.
8. Painting just one wall in a room certainly adds a lot of character and drama to the place. Put up some nice artwork and you are done.
9. Sometimes changing indoor plants can also do the trick. Replace palm with fern or some flowering plant or vice versa and see the difference.
10. One more easy and quirky way to decorate home is give those old lampshades a new look by painting them or adding nice lace to them.

When my husband and I bought an apartment I was so filled with great enthusiasm to give my home a beautiful and pleasing look with lot of personal touch. I want my home to reflect my personality and I want my home to tell a story who I am. It was like a big blank canvas for  me and I wanted to fill it with my choice of colors. Yes for me color plays an important role in creating an alluring space. 
Great and easiest way to turn your home into a beautiful space is to give a fresh coat of color. Now let me share a secret with you Asian Paints Home Solutions enables you to have a Beautiful home. How? well they offer a service called home solutions and this service offers you several benefits like Hassle-free Service Experience, Expert Advise, Experts at work, Superior Finish, Seal of Assurance & Mechanized Painting tools. 

When I moved into my new abode I started transforming every room one by one. Thanks to Asian Paints for giving my home a refreshing and new look. Lets have a look how did I beautify my home.
First I chose foyer and transformed it into a warm, pleasing and welcoming space. Read entire story about this makeover here.
Foyer Decor Ideas
Image: My Home
Below is the before and after image of my Living Room. 
Living Room Wall Decor
Image : My Home
One more wall of my Living Room . I put up Lippan work panel on wall.

Image: My Home

Tell me which makeover you liked the most. Are you ready to beautify your place then Asian paints home solutions can be a great help.
Happy Decorating!!

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