Colourful Planter – DIY

Colors, colors  and colors, It makes me crave having more living plants and flowers around my house — inside and out!  I do have some pots that I have used year after year but I have been thinking it would be nice to change them up a bit. So how about recycling em’ ? I’ve added few colors to my garden by recycling em actually this was in my mind for quite long time now and finally did it. I painted planters in different colours and added floral motif to break the monotony.

So I rounded up some of my favorite ideas…..and I thought maybe some of you would like using some as your home decor too !!

Don’t they look lovely ? 🙂

I used enamel paint as a base coat and for details acrylic paint as a top coat.

All these from my side what you are upto friends….. let me know !!
Happy weekend and stay creative my friends!! 🙂

Warli Art ( Origin – Maharashtra )

Origin :  Warli folk paintings are the painting of Maharashtra. Warli is the name of the largest tribe found on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, in Western India. The word “ Warli” comes from “warla” which means a piece of land or a field Despite being in such close proximity of the largest metropolis in India.

Warli paintings have gained global recognition for its simplicity and beauty. This is the simplest form of art that uses geometric shapes like circles, triangles and lines.
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        Beautiful Warli Art at the Entrance of the house !
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 This art form unlike other Indian art forms do not depict mythological characters or images of deities, but depict social life of the Warli tribe. Warli tribes decorate their hut with Warli painting on walls. The ritual paintings are usually done inside the huts. The circle and triangle are inspiration from nature, the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees.  Images of human beings and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern.
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All the objects in the art are in a geometric shape of triangle, square or circle. Paintings use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. Representation of human and animal bodies are done by two triangles joined at the tip; the upper triangle depicts the trunk and the lower triangle the pelvis. The walls are painted with a mixture of branches, earth and cow dung, making a red ocher background for the wall paintings. Warli tribes use only white for their paintings. Their white pigment is basically a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding agent. Bamboo stick chewed at one end is used as a paintbrush.
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This is the simplest form of art and can be done by anyone after a little practice. I also tried my hand at this art. (Hand – Bags made from newspaper with warli art )
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Now sharing here is an image of wonderful transformation of a place from stark to fabulous. A very beautifully done Warli art that my friend has done on her terrace wall
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Hope you enjoyed reading through this post. Let me know your views in the comment section below. 🙂

Homemade – Ghee

Ghee is one of the most versatile ingredient in Indian cooking. In english ghee is called clarified butter. It is also known as desi ghee. Clarified butter and ghee is not exactly same. The only difference between ghee and clarified butter is that ghee is cooked until the milk solids are slightly browned which adds a nutty flavor to the ghee. Continue reading “Homemade – Ghee”

Khandvi

Khandvi is a popular snack amongst Gujaratis, especially the kids! Nobody can hide their love for this delicious savoury. It is commonly eaten as an appetizer or as a snack food. In other parts of India, this popular dish is also known as Suralichi vadi or Patuli.

Being a gujarati , I am a big fan of  gujarati recipes. 😀 Continue reading “Khandvi”

Indian Art Festival

Well, the real good news is that I visited Indian Art Festival. Though I have been to many such exhibitions and fairs earlier where one easily gets to see various arts & handicrafts of India but this was totally different from all those exhibitions. My profound love for Indian arts & crafts prompted me to visit the fair and witness the beautiful melange of colours, art forms, handicrafts and textiles that make India a diverse and culture-rich nation. Continue reading “Indian Art Festival”

Contemporary Interiors

Contemporary style decorating is trend that is of the moment and belongs to the same time. If you want to achieve the contemporary look for your home here are some guidelines and tips:

It’s after a long time that I have come across an interior design  that has such a distinct personality. Work is elegant to the core and makes excellent use of  design elements in a contemporary setting.

Furniture: ‘Less is more’ is the key while doing up home in contemporary style. Contemporary furniture should have straight lines, clean edges and bold color. Geometrical shapes looks very trendy.  Place the furniture in uncluttered way.
Furnishings: Minimal furnishing suits this style. Furnishing should blend well with color of wall. Don’t opt for contrast as it doesn’t work well for this style. Pastel or soft colors give perfect contemporary look.

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This is the house of  my relative who stays in Mumbai , contributing to the creative and contemporary fields of architecture, interior planning, styling and furniture design. Their philosophy of not adhering to a fixed formula, style or method, instead adapting ideas to suit the context and end user, ensures that each space that they design is unique. Take a look at my favorites.

Wall Color: Soft colors on wall with one wall painted in bold color for creating focal point. Wallpaper is also a good option for feature wall.

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Accessories: Funky accessories in color that blends with furnishing. But keep in mind that don’t over accessories your home if you want to decor your home in contemporary style.

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Floor: Floor should be bare and smooth. Wooden flooring is the latest trend and looks beautiful.  Rugs, carpets with geometrical shape and funky patterns are the best choice to achieve the look.

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This style of decor is serene, comfortable and stylish as well. It promotes simplicity to your home.

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These are some simple tips that can help you achieve desired contemporary look for your home.
To know more about other decorating style stay tuned!!

Hope you all enjoyed the post ! Stay Tuned for more updates 🙂

Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla | Dumplings

Dahi vada is a delicious  recipe with fried vadas i.e urad dal dumplings smeared with chilled beaten curd and topped with spicy and tangy chutneys.A delicious North Indian delicacy, dahi vada is best served chilled on a hot summer day. Continue reading “Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla | Dumplings”

Vibrant Home

Our today’s home tour is a giant step away from any ordinary one . A home where esthetics are defined by its youthful energy and bursting bold colors, that will leave you audibly gasped, just like me. 

Continue reading “Vibrant Home”

Ethnic Eclectic Home

Hello Decor Enthusiasts!!

Let me tell you that how true is the quote that “Your home is a reflection of where your heart is even when you are not there, There is an aura when you step into someone’s home that can not be described.” Dear folks, I bring to you the home tour of one my friend and her home is totally gorgeous, stunning, vibrant and happy place. 🙂

You may call it  ‘An Orange Home’,  ‘A Traveller’s Canvas’ or ‘An Ethnic Indian Nest’….whatever may be, but it is just like that!

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..for colours and warmth..

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In recent years pure silver yarns are replaced by synthetic yarns…
floral and animal motifs are commonly used…
Some of  Rajasthani Handicraft collections..
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my favourite corner…

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Are you looking for some ‘Ethnic Indian Inspiration(s)’ ?

 

 

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Colours of India….and a Diwali moment.

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Those lovely and lively, colour full, vibrant days. Till now I can feel the warmth…and miss it terribly at the same time.

As per ancient Hindu rituals  we worship Goddess Lakshmi….The Goddess of Wealth . The humble nest is slowly getting ready for the festival…The Festival of Lights….Shubh Deepavali.
On this very auspicious day of ‘Dhanteras  We welcome The Goddess with complete devotion….:)

Here, some Ethnic Indian Decor tips on ‘Dhanteras’ and Diwali or Deepavali….!!!….The Goddess is coming…:)

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With footprints of Goddess Lakshmi, Lakshmi’s pot, fresh flowers, faux gold coins, traditional earthen diyas, loads of copper and brass puja articles, a pot full of kumkum we welcoming her !! Let the festivities begin..:)
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May The Goddess bless us with health, wealth, prosperity and bliss….!!..:) 
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Women’s Day – DIY ( Happy #We day ) 😉👩

Can you imagine a life without women ? In fact there will be no life without women.👩

Happy women’s day to all the precious ladies in this world. It is one of the most special day for all the women. So all the ladies take some “me” time for you today. Do your most favourite thing today. Eat the best dish you like. Take some rest.Watch your favourite movie. Live the day happily for yourself. Meet and wish all the ladies you have known ! Those you can’t meet send your wishes to them. Continue reading “Women’s Day – DIY ( Happy #We day ) 😉👩”