Sunday, March 01, 2009

Rang Decor Readers' Creative Spaces: IV

Rajee Sood
Rajee Sood
is a very talented blogger and a home-maker who lives with her husband and two lovely girls Aimee and Sarah in Navi Mumbai. Today she shares a few corners from her very elegant home with us.

The drawing room corner where Rajee sits and works on the laptop while enjoying the whole house with just the light from the table lamps.

Rajee describes her home as very urbane. The style throughout is an eclectic mix of European, ethnic Indian and a bit of orientalia.

Her coffee table, the center of her life in the house, always has flowers on it.

Rajee adds "It has to have some of my candles. Almost as if to say my coffee table reflects my moods"

Latest edition of Architectural digest and some recent books picked by the family.

She believes that her home is very subtly evolving with the comfort they look for in their home, with the things they collect, places they've lived, and the family as it grows.

One of the side tables in the drawing room , a lovely little flower arrangement of the latest blooms from her pots, the floribunda roses and hydrangea leaves.


Rajee says, "The strongest influence for my home and me has been California …a few years stint in San Francisco, opened me to a whole new aesthetics of designing with my eastern influences and western sensibilities. It gives me the calm and satisfaction I look for in my space."

Rajee's older girl Aimee snoozing with her teddy in the dining- drawing area.

Old project still underway, photos of three generations of her family.

The crockery unit. Rajee had this made centered around the carved panel from Rajasthan, it now houses her complete glassware, barware and crockery.

Dining area

A lovely corner with blue and white pottery.

Rajee, "My bedside~ another oriental table in my collection, with a Buddha, blue and white pottery piece from Rajasthan filled in with my husbands coin collection. I especially love the Chinese jar I bought at a San Francisco flea market, while antiquing one lazy weekend. A print of Thakur Singh's work."

Red crewelwork pillows and one of Rajee's own artwork in the back ground.

The antique silverware, the gerberas, the gorgeous furnishings and blue pottery blend so well into her unique urbane space.


Thanks for sharing these lovely corners from your home, your world, Rajee!


Do visit her stylish blog Rajee Sood.


P.S~ If you have any questions for Rajee about her home, please ask in the comments section so she can reply to you.

29 comments:

Life Unscripted! said...

Yet another beautiful home...well lovely house loved the blue pottery...and candles yes...Lovely post.

Cheers
Kanchan

TheKeyBunch said...

Rajee, from the first pic onwards, your home spells great taste and understated elegance. And I loved the pic of Aimee and the teddybear:)

Thanks for bringing her home to us Arch!

- Sharon

Sampoorna said...

Hi Rajee,
You really have an amazing collection and the way you have done up your home can't just be put in words.
Thank you Archana for bringing forward such beautiful places on our screens.......

Chandan said...

hey Arch,
Love the post. Have been following Rajee's blog keenly for some time. She does keep a beautiful house.... love this series of posts, keep them coming!
C

Shalini said...

Such an elegant space! Love the mirror in the living room and the collection of family photos on the opposite wall. You can tell that someone stylish lives here.

Paavani said...

liked the way you put photos!
Quite a comfortable home.

Lakshmi Arvind said...

Thanks to Arch for showcasing homes.The house tells you that somebody stylish lives there.Great work Rajee.

mathatheist said...

Lovely peaceful home.

Rajee Sood said...

O.K wonderful Ladies, thankyou all for all the wonderful compliments ... and thanks also to Arch ... she really waited to patiently while put together these pictures ...
Sharon ... yes I loved the way my big girl just made herself comfortable in the picture ... and not forgetting to tag her teddy along ... its what makes my spaces so much more special ...
Shalini... true,the mirror and the photo collection are now sooo... much a part of me ... every new place I move... I don't feel settled in untill these find a place in the house ...
Chandan... didn't put the mirror snap up in my mirror post, because I wanted it to be special for Arch's post ....( though I have used it in much older posts)...
Kaanchan... Sampoorna...Paavani... thanks for all the compliments girls ... very encouraging to me...
And Arch thanks a ton to you too ...lady behind the scenes. :)

pRiyA said...

very beautiful!

Sunita said...

I think I just hit the jackpot! Two of my favourite bloggers linking up for one fantastic post ... does it get any better than this?
Arch, what a great idea to showcase such lovely homes.
Just one problem : I just realised how much time I've spent beautifying my garden and not enough indoors :(

flaming coppercat said...

so vintage!

Anonymous said...

Lovely home Rajee - We had 5 yr stint in San Francisco too and your vase brought back memories of the great city!

Archana - Keep such homes coming!

trueblue said...

Dear Rajee & Archana,
Thanks a lot for this post .. it is definitely eye-candy!
Rajee, a lot of what you have done at your place are our personal favorites too ..the warm tones, blue n white pottery, mirrors, gold frames and of course the antiques. You have done a wonderful job at blending the eastern and western elements. Great job!

bird's eye view said...

lovely home. I love the blue and white pottery - am a huge fan. And if you don't mind, am going to steal your photographs idea for my parents' home - have been wanting to do a photograph wall for them, so that can be my surprise for them while they're away this year

vineeta said...

What a beautiful & sophisticated home. Whats amazing about this house is that it can belong to any part of the world. I loved the way she has used a neutral palette. Rajee, you have a really classy & elegant home.

Arch thanx for bringing to us this stunner & introducing us to Rajee :)

Julie at BV said...

What a beautiful house. I love the color palette.

D said...

Beautiful indeed! Everything in the house is perfect to a T.

Rajee Sood said...

Thanks ladies,
Appreciate your com[pliments Priya...
Sunita ... you have a thing about making everyone feel special...I really like that... thanks :)
Flaming coppercat...I like the sound of it...so vintage... so me...
Thanks Anonymous... ya I miss that place too ... and ye sthe vase... Bombay Company ... sad they wound up ...
thanks true blue ... I do really enjoy the eclectic mix ... of things that come my way as we live and travel... I don't try to have biases ... blending make sit truly home and very interesting too...
Vineeta ... thanks to you too ... growing up as army brats ... we lived in homes that could belong to any part of India ... its a nice feeling to now make a home which could be in anypart of the world ... I like the feel of being global ...global Indian :)
Julie at BV and D thanks to you ladies too... each compliment is sooo very encouraging ... loved hearing from all of you...

Yan said...

NICE

Ashley L. said...

So beautiful and simple. What a talented gal! :)

kavitha said...

lovely home... very tasteful and elegant.

joseph aldeguer said...

these pictures are really amazing. great shots! i love it!

joe

Sri Pillai said...

Elegant and Stylish home.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a beautiful place.
I would love to spend a week-end in this home :-)

Ianny said...

To enhance that oriental flavor in the bedroom, you can hang Chinese art. Artist Wu Minrong has a beautiful collection of floral and/or bird paintings.

Paula and Skip said...

Soul love style elegance

Taru said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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islandgal246 said...

You have such a beautiful and elegant home Rajee. It is versatile and can be in any part of the world today. It is contemporary with classical elements cleverly binding eastern and western influences. I love it! Well done !!