Home Tour: Anitha’s Peaceful Abode in Bangalore

Today I’m back with another home tour and the series has been rechristened “Real Homes”. I think it’s amazing when people throw open their doors and let us take a peek into what lies behind it. It’s real for one with real people living in it; these homes are not staged or styled for a sale, and that I think is remarkable.

My post on paint color evoked a lot of responses; one of them was from Anitha who shared pictures of her home – Prashanthi. Prashanti means “peace” and as we step inside get a glimpse of the drawing room, every corner gives you that calming impact. Maybe it’s the magic of white …so shall we take a tour and see what’s in store? From flashes of light to an Indian version of Martha Stewart, you can see it all.

I asked Anitha how she manages a white sofa in dust-laden Bangalore and this is what she had to say, “Our living room colour was based on the warmth that the purple would give out when rightly mixed with whites. It took some time to convince my hubby about this colour. But, now he just loves it. These sofas are from Ikea and comes with machine washable covers. I bought two extra covers and it goes for wash fortnightly.”

The simplicity of Warli art makes it a popular fixture in most homes with DIY lovers.

Did you  notice the labeling on jars and how all of them are of a similar size? Her words of wisdom on an organized kitchen: “My tip would be to keep all that you don’t use regularly to be stored away in higher shelves. Have daily, weekly, monthly cleaning checklist and follow it! And, not to go to sleep with out shining your sink!  I have learnt from Martha on organizing home, i use the sorting labeling process all thru my home. “

A healthy mix of blue and green energise kids’ bedroom.

Hope you all enjoyed Anitha’s home as much as I did. Thanks Anitha for sharing the pictures. Have a great weekend. I’ll be back next week with more festive posts.

Image courtesy: Anitha

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