Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rang Decor Readers' Creative Spaces: VI

Anuradha Varma
Lives in Seattle with her husband and two little ones, she shares few corners of her warm and inviting home with all of us today...

Anuradha describes, 'To me, my home is like a favourite classic book – full of warmth and character. It’s a home for my family and a place to hold treasures that have a special place in my heart.'
'The Indian looking candle holders made of printing blocks were a discovery here in Seattle. When lit they give me and my home a warm glow' says Anuradha.

Her style is eclectic with heirlooms passed down from her parents and mementos of travels from around the world and India.
Anuradha has great fondness for antique brass pieces. She bought these pieces in Kolkata and Delhi. The dragon incense holder is her personal favourite.
A special corner where she has her morning chai.

'A touch of oriental decor. These chairs are replicas of chairs used by the bride and groom in a traditional wedding in China. I love the simplicity and elegance of these chairs.' says Anuradha.


A collection of Murano glass from Italy, Czech crystal, pottery from Mexico and Spain, knick knacks from flea markets and antique stores around the globe compliment each other. An Indian ethnic motif ties all of this together.
The living-dining area is minimalistic in style and has furniture with clean lines.

She loves entertaining. Here is a Christmas dinner arrangement for her family visiting from India.A bright breakfast nook with her prized photograph of Mt Ranier
The foyer area has a collection of family heirlooms and her own shopping ranging from places like Hawaii to Chandni Chowk. Her Ganesha collection displayed here. Every trip to India has her coming back with her good luck charm~ Lord Ganesha.Diyas lit for Diwali ( The festival of lights)

'I appreciate things that are simple yet elegant. I am always experimenting with new ideas and use my home as a canvas for my thoughts to come to life. I am interested in interiors, photography and love to travel and my home reflects that.' says
Anuradha.

Thanks for sharing your lovely home with all of us.

Anuradha is a new blogger and paints her interests in her blog~ My Dream Canvas

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

27 comments:

Anuradha Varma said...

Archana, I got a real thrill seeing my home featured in Rang Decor. Thanks a ton!

bird's eye view said...

Lovely home and how seredipitous since I'm going to be visiting Seattle on work next week!

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Arch,
Pretty... pretty ... and lovely post it makes :)
Beautiful home Anuradha ... seeing your eclectic choices and collection... I somehow get a feeling to ask you ... do you have a services background too ... :D

D said...

It's wonderful to see such an "Indian" space in a foreign place!

Anuradha Varma said...

Hi Rajee, Thanks for the lovely compliments. Yes, you have hit the nail on the head. My dad was in the army and retired recently. I am definately an army brat and proud of it :-) By the way I simply love your blog. You have great taste.

Arch at Rang said...

Anuradha & Rajee- Planning on starting a ladies club soon;-)?

Anuradha Varma said...

Archana and Rajee..sounds like a plan :-) Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments.

Shalini said...

It is a small world indeed, Anuradha! I'm Teeshna's sis-in-law:-) Loved seeing pics of your home, you have inherited mausi's elegant style!

Anonymous said...

Nice home Anuradha...very simple, yet colorful and charming....

Anuradha Varma said...

Thanks Shalini,ofcourse I know who you are. I have been insipred by Archana and you to start my own blog.Hope to see you in Delhi if you are visiting this summer.

vineeta said...

Arch, great post, when I saw Anuradha's home on her blog, I loved it. And its great to see itfeatured in great detail here, Its the beautiful little corners that make a warm home.
Lovely home Anuradha, Its great to see the beautiful details. and like Shalini says, you've got great taste! and here everyone seems to know everyone :)

Anuradha Varma said...

Thank you so much Vineeta for the lovely comment. Its all thanks to Archana!Its a wonderful feeling to be appreciated:-)

Vij said...

Hi archana
Loved the printing block candle holder. Where did u get them? in seattle huh?

Is there any showrooms around San Jose so I can find them?

Thanks

Anuradha Varma said...

Hi Vij, Yes the candle holders were bought in Seattle. Unfortunately it was not from any well known store that you can find in San Jose. Unfortunately I cannot really recall where I bought them but if I can remember, I will definately let you know.
Thanks..

gulnaz said...

hey such a beautiful home!!

Patricia Torres said...

What a beautiful home!! love all the Ganeshas.. and the blocked candle holder... Infact I nearly like everything... Loads of inspirations here!!

designsstapler said...

Hi Archana, I love the warmth and comfort that these interior spaces exude. With all cute little Ganeshas and beautiful furniture, I reckon it's a mini Asia within your wonderful home ...great work!

by the way how long did it take you to finish and be satisfied with your personal space?

pls visit me at my blog Design Stapler http://designsstapler.wordpress.com

Cheers
Rupa

Arch at Rang said...

designsstapler~ Glad to hear you liked the Creative Space of Rang Decor Reader 'Anuradha Varma':-)

Anuradha Varma said...

Thank you for a lovely compliment!

Paavani said...

beautiful home!
Her Ganesha collection is too good!

Bhavna said...

Beautiful home! Kudos to Anuradha!

Love your 'Readers creative spaces' posts. Looking forward to many more :)

deepazartz said...

You've a lovely blog!
Very interesting...I am one who is interested in arts...any kind;and decor being an art I love it too. I live in flat in Dubai & I've tried to be creative being in constraints.

You have some very good pics.

Have a wonderful day!

Anuradha Varma said...

Thank you so much.

suratem said...

Thanks...

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Divya said...

Lovely home Anuradha... quite a lot of army folks here :-) I am any Army wife myself.