Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For the love of Home Decor

A couple of years ago, I stumbled across home decor blogs accidently and what a learning experience it has been and still is. I am hooked to say the least. Decor I realized is a matter of having confidence in your choices and having the courage to experiment with various stuff like fabrics, flowers, prints, cushions, rugs, frames, pictures, artefacts and lights.

One of the first home decor blogs that had me hooked was Young House Love. Its the blog of a very creative and enthusiastic couple from Richmond, USA. They do such awesome DIY projects that they make you itch to attempt at something, anything. They are a huge inspiration. It is one of the first blogs I read everyday. After they had pretty much perfected their last house with absolutely no scope for improvements, they bought a new house and are at it right now. Its great to watch the new house evolve from bare walls to a house with a personality. They post very regularly since they blog for a living. One of my favourites on that site was the moodboards they would whip up for people. They sadly do not do it anymore but the ones done are all available on their website.







The second blog that offers so much gyaan in terms of colours and what works and what does not, is the blog of the Professional Color expert Mariam Killam - Color me happy. Haven't seen much of her house yet but the pics she puts up are true to the title of her blog - happy pics. I love the little of what I have seen of her house, especially the art pieces she picks. Very vibrant, colorful, huge and happy. Its hard to NOT just stare at them.





Inspite of having followed a number of other home decor blogs from the west, I fell head over heels in love when I discovered some of our Indian home decor bloggers. The first I came across was Colours Dekor. I have starred almost half of her posts in reader. Her home is so beautiful, so very ethnic, you will want to keep going back to the pics long after you have seen them. The blog is regularly updated and we also get to see some great house tours due to the many link parties Patricia hosts. The peacock wall she painted in her previous house is mind blowing. So bold and vibrant.





Saffron and Silk is an another blog I am totally infatuated with. Kamini is an inspiring lady. I love her style, love the colors and like the way she has styled her home. Many of the pictures of her home on flickr does strange things to my heart. There is the fluttering, feeling fuzzy and you know the 'Oh my, I love it' feeling. Its difficult to continue to see the pics in the sequence since you get distracted if you happen to see the pic in the next row and you click there and some more and then you jump back and forth. When I think about Saffron and Silk - Its all about orange, lamps & art in my mind.





In all probability you guys know them all because they are not somebody you can ignore in the decor blog world. If you discovered even one new blog here, I tell you, you wont be disappointed. And these are just my top 4 picks because they are pretty regular and give me amazing eye-candies every morning with my cup of hot tea.

And here is a pic of a small picture gallery we created at Mom's place. That is Mom with chattambi and my sis's son. They are just a year apart and their names rhyme as well. They are going to have so much fun as they grow up togather as long as we stock up on regular dozes of paracetamols I guess.



All pics displayed here are from the respective blogs.

12 comments:

noon said...

Cute pic of the kids. I will now go and look at the links. I have never heard/seen these blog sites. I have seen one or two other ones but I kind of feel like - it is fun to look at it - but I just can't do it - spend a lot on home decor or change things around (if i have to buy) just for the heck of it and then store more and more things in the garage...kind of makes me feel overwhelmed. So I just look at these pretty homes. I think I will do a little more than now when we buy our home but even plants - I stopped growing them indoors/yard etc because it was so painful every time we moved to leave them behind or to somehow lug them around. I do enjoy these lovely homes in pictures though. But somehow Indian homes here - the rich ones esp - I kind of got tired of the style of decor - same statues big and small here and there...and big Tanjore art and lamps in the corners...kind of feels like a tidy museum to me after a while. It is lovely but nothing that moves me. But things like that peacock wall - that is unique and sort of adventurous also. Thanks for sharing these sites.

Sunita said...

:) hey, you know I have been there but I have come to appreciate and love it. Yeah buying big money stuff or going bold requires a lot of confidence. Maybe by the time we buy a house I would have enough confidence to put up more than a few frames. I also do not want to carry too much stuff around while we are still on rental but I still have my ten pot something balcony garden that I keep moving around.
I think once we find a few blogs that identify with our idea of style I guess it gets interesting from there on.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my.. lovely!! I'm soooooo thrilled to see my home here.. Never tot blogging mattered that much.. Im touched.. in some way!! Honoured to be here today.. Thank you.. :-) You've totally made my day.. :-)

Sunita said...

Hey Patricia, Welcome here. I am glad I made your day after all you have made so many of mine :).

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