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Bindu Joseph’s home in Thrissur, Kerala is a colorful and tastefully curated home. She lives with her husband and three teenage kids in this expansive home that I call a tropical paradise. Her Insta feed is as colorful as the vibrant bougainvilleas that dot her garden. Whenever she posted a picture of her home, I lusted the trimmings of flowers from her garden adorning the vases and blue pottery, or that prim and proper kitchen where even the sink belies signs of usage and ageing. But, it was before months before I broached the idea of featuring her home here.…

This home tour has been in the making for several months. But, it was worth the wait as I imagine you will be scrolling up and down in excitement, making notes of the sources for furniture, rugs, cushions, and well, a whole lot. Asha and Sudhir’s serene home in Bangalore is a showcase of the couple’s impeccable taste in natural materials – from wood to bamboo — sourced from all over the world. Who lives here: Asha, Sudhir and their son Location: Whitefield, Bangalore Size: ~4,500 sq.ft Type: Villa, rented Design aesthetic: earthy, warm and rustic Originally from Kerala and…

For Insta aficionados, “The Yellow Dwelling” needs no introduction. So you will be thrilled to step into the owners’ homes today. For the rest, The Yellow Dwelling is a furnishing and home decor store in Bangalore founded by Abhinayah and Nandakumar. The process of designing and sourcing materials for their first home led to the birth of The Yellow Dwelling. Their home is a mix of rustic elements and furnishings in pastel colours. I hand over the reins to Abhinayah to take us through her lovely little home in Bangalore that she shares with Nandakumar and her son. The row house…

This post is about a rustic chic villa located in the dreamy beach village of Kihim, Maharashtra. Designed by Kavan Shah Design Studio (KSDS), it is a nice reset to take us closer to nature; away from the prim and proper interiors you’ve been seeing of late here. Project Name: The Verandah Designed by: Kavan Shah Design Studio Location: Kihim, Maharashtra Type: Villa Design Aesthetic: Rustic Chic One day when we retire, we would like to go back to a community and surrounding like this that is free of pretenses, non-stop chatter, and a high maintenance house. A house where…

A traditional cottage in the hills of Ooty gets a space planning and decor refresh. Designed and decorated by its owner, Navaneetha, it is a fine balance of modern architecture and traditional aesthetically appealing decor in its new avatar. When I saw this image of solid wood chairs, the glistening Tanjore painting in the backdrop on the dark-hued staircase landing, the ornamental staircase balustrade, and a treasure trove of brass finery on a carved wooden chest, I knew that dil would maange more. I was aching to see the rest of the home, and Navaneetha threw open the doors to her…

I saw Anita’s home first on ‘gram and loved how she nailed the not-so-often seen dark decor. Anita Mackenzie nee Kumar is the founder of Plum Chutney, an online home decor store inspired by India, set up in 2010. Plum Chutney is a very personal attempt to celebrate my love for Indian colour, patterns and imagery. We sell cushions, throws, table linen, gifts and art. Vibrant and beautifully crafted each piece tells a colourful story for your home. Anita takes us through the journey of decorating her home, her styling tips, and where she finds inspiration. Over to Anita: I am…

This bedroom stood out from hundred others on my Insta feed. I don’t know what is more captivating: the beautiful B&W furnishing or the laid back style of the bedroom that makes you want to jump in. Most of all, it looks lived in and decorated with love. Today we are touring Izzy’s townhouse. She lives with her family in a 3-bed townhouse in Oxfordshire, UK. They have lived in the house for six years now. When I asked Izzy to describe her decorating style, she said” I would say my decorating style is heavily influenced by Scandi and mid…

As a kid, I was fascinated by atlases. Yes, there was a time (5th grade?) when I knew all the countries/capitals in Africa and South America. However, there were two places that I longed to visit: Cyprus and Austria. I’m really not sure where the seeds for Cyprus were sown, but I’d like to believe it was looking at all those fresh vegetables and fruits in the Central vegetable market in Bahrain. I wondered what kind of a country it would be that grew these gorgeous oranges. When I saw images of this beautiful property in Cyprus on Instagram, my memories…

Loud and bold. Rustic and chic. Old and new. Heritage and modern. This 3,200 sq. ft home designed by Shabnam Gupta of the renowned design firm Orange Lane is a study in contrasts. The home cannot be classified to sport a single theme; the home proudly wears the personalities of its owners on its sleeve. The boundaries are pushed and rules defied when it comes to mixing colors, materials, and textures. If a neutral beige defines the walls of this verandah, one would be completely surprised by the cobalt blue of the enclosed terrace. The project description says that “the…