Saturday, June 1, 2013

"BRINGING INDIA HOME" - My home tour I



A beautiful house is every women’s dream – a house where the family comes together to share special bonds, a house where memories are created & re-created, a house to share love with someone special, a house to re-live your dreams, a house you can truly call “amaader baari” (our home)…. As my husband and I embarked on this new journey to get closer to our dreams, we built our abode of love this year holding each other’s hand. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, rests our dream abode “Snehalok” (meaning light of love).


The underlying theme behind each décor in the house was vibrancy and color – so we started filling the lounge room was vibrant colors, red being the primary theme. We used Indian traditional-looking wooden furniture in contrast with the modern-style couch in blood red. Old styled vase, brass antiques, silver pots, jewel-beaded lamps and Turkish kilim rugs were used to reflect vibrancy in the room.

The Lounge Room:


Our Buddha corner in the lounge:


An essence of "light of love" is the bond shared between Radha and Krishna – and symbolically to rejoice over the resonance of true love, you can find peacock feather all over our lounge, living and master bed.


And how can Ganpati Bappa not be there on our living space:

The sun-kissed morning space is shared between the three of us with our cuppa of chai - my husband, I and our lucky bamboo.


Another favorite corner of the house is shared with Rabindranath and my gitobitan (collection of Rabindra Sangeet, songs written by Rabindranath Tagore). We have recently purchased a french chalk-board, quite an antique one, which we use to write a Rabindra Sangeet each day - songs based on mood, weather or month - after all, Tagore's songs are plenty to choose from!


Again an embodiment of love portrayed in peacock-feather colors in our master-bed.

The master-bed:


And when it comes to the choice of paintings I would love to have at my house - my preference always takes lead on Dithi's art (http://deezden.blogspot.com.au/) and on Rajasthani paintings. Dithi is a very talented artist whom I have known through her blogs for quite sometime now. And with the news of my dream home, here she sent her wishes along with Ganpati Bappa to look after my house while we stay at work.


Another unique theme for our decor is BnB - Brass n Bengal, which you can find in almost all corner of our house. To dazzle the space with our light of love, we do prefer an amalgamation of perfumed candles with the traditional oil-lit brass diyas (Indian lamp). And being a bong, you can find Bengal in our kitchen to corridor. So our home is never complete without seeking blessings from Maa Durga and Sree Krishna.


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4 comments:

OurJaipur.Com said...

Beautiful. ! !
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Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful decor Chondryma! Just LOVED the peacock flower vase with the feathers.

ps:Thanks for your visit and sweet comment :) Thanks for joining my artistic journey!

Chondryma said...

Thanks Deepa :) Glad you visited my post.

Posting Load and Truck said...

What a beautiful illustration!