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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rang Decor Readers Creative Spaces: X

Meena Sriram
Today Rang Decor Reader Meena Sriram shares few creative corners of her 1700 sq.ft town home in Ottawa, Canada.
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Vintage art prints...

Meena explains, 'I wanted to create a light- filled home that is serene, relaxing, with an airy breezy feel and lots of punchs of colour'.
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Living room view...
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She has used a lot of different natural textures to bring a homey feel, sisal rugs, bamboo blinds, a lot of old art prints carefully handpicked from antique stores in Chettinad, reframed and hung in groups.
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Dining area with her favourite blackboard and art prints...
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She continues, 'I’ve also tried to keep it very simple, functional and clutter free. Plenty of plants and books are a must! Its been a year since we moved in and I’ve pretty much worked with what I had without spending much.'
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Guest Bedroom...
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Knots & crosses and books...sri5
Bright Kitchen...
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Meena feels homes don’t have to be perfect but they should be original and personal. She loves inspirational quotes, and blackboards, so they're all over her place.
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She has a thing for old world charm, so she has tried incorporating plenty of vintage and flea market finds.
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The old radio in the kitchen, the pickle jars and chettinad tiles...

She believes it is important to always choose things that are meaningful to you as opposed to what is trendy at the moment and feels you don’t need to have a lot of money to create a beautiful home, just a little creativity, quirkiness and adding that personal touch makes it your own!

I agree, your lovely home is proof of that. Thanks for sharing few corners of your home with readers of Rang Decor.

If you have any questions for Meena do ask in the comments section. Thank you.

(images by Meena Sriram)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Room (moment) of the week

I'm slightly obsessed with "design details", it's one reason I keep a sketch book by my bed. I never know when a creative idea will strike. I'm sharing this tidbit because I love every detail included. It's a bit of an off beat moment. I also like that everything doesn't match. This corner in a little girl's room somehow feels like it has evolved over time. The light pink chinoiserie wall mural is beautiful. Happy Wednesday. I promise a longer post tomorrow...
via: Kristen Davis Designs

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Room of the week!




I guess I should re-phrase that to "moment" of the week. I love this dressing table and can only dream of having the time to sit and powder my nose and get ready someday. I'm usually lucky to throw an outfit together while watching my little one tear through my shoes. ;)

image: Pinterest

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spotted




Hello, hello sorry it's been a late blogging week. I've been swamped but am happy to report that I've hired two part time assistants! Hopefully with the much needed help, I'll have a bit more time to get creative with the design blogging!! I hope to have some fresh and updated posts to share with you all this Fall!!

Okay, onto the post. I'm still spying spots everywhere! Which for me is a good thing, they add just the right amount of energy and a bit of hip factor to a home or outfit. Be it antelope, polka dots or leopard, it doesn't really matter to me, I adore them all. Happy Wednesday!
 Images: Pinterest, Elle Decor and Atlantic-Pacific, Coco Cozy (top right image)


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

bring on the festivities...

It's that time of the year again. A certain festive anticipation takes hold of me.
Mr. Sun decides to illuminate certain corners with his geometrical rays. Love that fragrance of a season in transition. A season of festivals.


The festive season propels me towards adding that little extra which transforms the home and gets you ready for new events, happy changes and cheerful living!


As promised, sharing few joyful corners of our home...
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Jai Hanuman!
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Allamanda flower on his open palm...
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My shiny silk cushion covers in bright colours & borders...mak3
Mangalgiri borders give a traditional look...mak7
Some tealights in a glazed glass holders...mak9
Fresh fresh flowers in my copper tea kettle...mak10
Bedside chest with a tower of books and flowers...mak8
A Panjurli (Boar Mask) from Udupi...mak6
Roses on my dressing table, kept in little bowls of water placed inside woven palm leaf basket...mak5
Hope all of you enjoyed a virtual tour of few corners of our home.


Eid Mubarak & Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my readers! Have a great week!


(Images by Arch)

Monday, August 29, 2011

A beautiful gathering - A sip and see for baby June




It's always so exciting to receive an invite from my amazingly talented friend Sarah. She is the creative force behind Lil Hoot events.  Sarah recently held a sip and see in the beginning of August to give all of her sister in law's friends (also a great friend of mine) an opportunity to meet her precious new daughter June. The overall theme was the pineapple, a symbol of hospitality and good fortune, read the historical details below. Sarah never misses a detail, her events are always perfectly beautiful! It was a wonderful treat being there in such a creative environment to meet baby June. I couldn't resist sharing the photos by Meredith Nelson. For all the details and information on the designers behind the stationery, and goodies, see Sarah's blog here.



I recently helped Sarah with some design work at her home, we recovered the corner wing chair in pink with white piping. I also never tire of La Fiorentina fabric by David Hicks.



How adorable is this set up?



A little bit of history on the pineapple, the tradition actually began in Salem, Ma.
Sarah shared this message with all of us:

In neighboring salem, massachusetts, about 200 years ago, a ship's captain had just returned from the South Pacific, knocked on the door of a stately mansion on Chestnut Street and presented the owner with an exotic fruit... a pineapple. Gilded pineapple carvings soon appeared on the homes of coastal New England and confirmed that hospitality was to be found within.



the image of the pineapple came to express the sense of welcome, good cheer, human warmth and family affection inherent to gracious home gatherings.


thank you, sweet friends, for joining us to celebrate and welcome baby june.



please enjoy these friendship sweets. {dark chocolate}




We sipped Sangria while fanning ourselves on the steamy, summer afternoon.



A photo of my sweet friend Sarah
 Sarah - Congratulations on another amazing event. 
 Lauren - We love June, she's beautiful. You are such a wonderful Mommy.
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