Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rang Decor Readers' Creative Spaces: VII

Today Anaheeta Pinto shares her beautiful home in Bangalore with reader's of Rang Decor.Teak leaves pressed on a plaster of paris wall at the entrance and then removed once dried, gives a beautiful texture and feel

Anaheeta
says, "I love stories. I think every moment has the potential to be a story and everything we possess becomes precious if it has a story to tell. Our home is a collection of many wonderful stories that we love to recall and share." Lovely wooden stairs with her Grandmother's wooden plank on the right-side wall.
"Our home reflects our travels, our love for nature and our fascination with all things Indian, traditional, handcrafted and creative. That's the other thing: we don't care for the obvious. Deepak and I enjoy the process of discovering a new use, a new shape, a new colour - so much of what you see in the pictures is our take on looking at the obvious with different eyes, on giving something a little twist and just trying a fresh way of using an old thing...its fun!"
This lovely painting in the living room is by Bharati Prajapati.
This antique chair has been restored and upholstered by Anaheeta herself with mirrorwork cutouts and rawsilk upholstery.

Anaheeta says, " The materials we have used in our home are mostly natural: Kota, Jaisalmer, Slate, Terracotta and Wood. We enjoy juxtaposition: old and new, contemporary and traditional, texture and plain....a lot of the way this apartment looks revolves around this evolving contrast."
The painting in the dining room is by Yasala Balaiah.

"For us, our home has been an exciting journey of discovery and it continues to grow fuller with stories and memories that make it the warm, inviting and happy place it is."
The blinds in the study are Anaheeta's dupattas from college days.
"An heirloom created by us in our lifetime! This is my all time favourite piece in the house: five precious old sarees that were already in tatters, were gently stripped and rewoven into this stunning tapestry."
An original Parsi Heirloom Cupboard with Belgian Glass and Glass Painting.The Children's Room with circular wall stickers from Japan and decals by Surya Sajnani.
Anaheeta's lovely terrace garden.
Hope all of you enjoyed the lovely space shared by Anaheeta. Anaheeta thanks for sharing this lovely space with us:-)

Any questions for Anaheeta do ask in the comments section.

35 comments:

Aditi said...

Anaheeta, You have a wonderful home! I loved how you used so many different fabrics.
Archana, Thanks for sharing this lovely home!

ishmi said...

how beautiful! :) Love the sambalpuri dupattas!

And am so glad you posted! :)

kajal said...
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kajal said...

Welcome back Arch :) Seeing your beautiful post after so long!
Anaheeta's home is splendid esp her chair with the mirror work. I've been wanting to use my grandmom's old sarees for blinds but was apprehensive. Went to Nicora twice and came back :)
But I'm inspired after seeing Anaheeta's b'ful srudy. Now I know where to head this weekend :)

Monika,Ansh said...

I really loved Anaheeta's houes. It exudes warmth & individulaity. :)

Lakshmi said...

hi Anaheeta, you have a lovely home and I enjoyed looking at how the antique pieces were moderated with a contemporary sensibility. also, the refurbished chair is absolutely delicious.

archana, you maintain a splendid blog - i am presently in the process of moving into our new home, and dreaming of all the beautiful possibilities has kept me awake these past few weeks (lol)...and reading through your blog adds so much joy to the experience..thanks!

swathi said...

HI Archana,

nice to see ur post after a long time...

Anaheeta: ur house is gr8 especially the prints on the wall...

One small doubt is Anaheeta a part of the The Ideal Home and Garden team? i read that magazine regularly

swathi said...

HI Archana,

nice to see ur post after a long time.

Anaheeta: nice house...luv the prints on the wall.. just a small doubt are u a part of The Ideal Home and Garden( magazine) team...

megha punater said...

what a beautiful home anaheeta :)
loved all the details.

rupa said...

A very lovely and warm home Anaheeta....had been wanting to put old dupattas to good use as curtains. this gives me the push...very pretty

Silvara said...

What a gorgeous place! I looked up the artist you had there in your living area and fell in love with her paintings - do you know where I can get them?? (unfortunately I live in Australia so we don't have access to such brilliant indian artists here).

I love the blog - gives me such wonderful ideas to bring a little bit of india in my home :)

Shalini said...

Such an elegant home. Really love how Anaheeta finds new uses for old things, especially the dupatta's converted into blinds.

Great to see you back Arch :)

anaheeta said...

Thanks Archana for featuring our home on your blog and thanks all of you for your appreciation. Swati: No, I am not part of any home and garden team! Silvara: Bharati Prajapati used to exhibit at Gallery G (Bangalore) and her work is for sale online too...I have had her art on my walls for the past 10 years and love it more each day...

D said...

What a pretty home! It's difficult to decided what part of it I like best, but the dupattas doubling up as blinds is a great idea. Where do you get ikat blinds anyway?! And the scraps of sarees woven together is another awesome idea.

Another inspirational home!

Shivani Chander said...

Beautiful house, love the personal touches :)

ADC said...

hey cuz, congrats on the great home,but where is the most important space...the bar?Darius

Anonymous said...

hey cuz, congrats on the great home,but where is the most important space...the bar?Darius

anaheeta said...

Darius, you have to visit to find out!

Anonymous said...

is she your neighbor archana ?---

that photograph has a feeling of your touch :)

that cupboard is very maharastrian too.

Ipsita Deshmukh
Bhubaneshwar

trueblue said...

Archana,
As always, Thanks for the post !

Anaheeta,
It is a beautiful home ! Special mention to the textured wall, the orange settee, the revived chair and all the textile elements. The whole combination looks very serene !

Lakshmi said...

Hi Archana,

It was not surprising at all to see your blog top the list on blog adda's list of 9 best Indian interior design blogs. It just had to be there :) One of my all time favorites.

- Lakshmi

vineeta said...

Gorgeous! i LOVED the duppattas as blinds- idea. And that mirror worked chair is so beautiful! I love Anaheeta's spirit that shines through so beautifully in her home.
Thanx so much for bringing us this home Arch! :)

DecorDelirious said...

Lovely series! Thanks for sharing them with us. The ideas you post about are so simple and lively!! Love them.

The Print Lover said...

You have an awesome blog Archana. I esp love the posts on readers' homes!

p.s: Long time lurker.. now blogrolling you!

TheKeyBunch said...

I read this post a while back,but couldn't leave a comment then! But hey, I am back!

So happy to see a 'Mangy' home featured - we do have the very best taste:) Anaheeta, tell me you are a Mangalorean and not a Goan!!:)

Loved your home, and it is extremely tastefully decorated. The colours blend beautifully, the furniture is superb,and I heart that chair you have revived.

Thoroughly enjoyed this one!

Sharon

anaheeta said...

Sharon: afraid I am Parsi! But if it's any consolation, I am married to a Mangy with very good taste!

Renate said...

What a lovely home. I adore the idea of the leaves pressed in the plaster. Beautiful. And that orange settee!! Thank you for providing us with this eye-candy!

Iniyaazh - இனியாழ் said...

An inspiring series on indian homes and decor. Thanks Archana for sharing lovely homes from across the country.

Anaheeta, your home is very beautiful, yet so simple. The white wall with pressed teak leaf designs are beautiful. The simple but creative ideas you have used for decorating are very inspiring.

ashok said...

what a great idea about the dupatta blinds,Anaheeta. Archana u r doing asuperb job.

sinnlighet said...

Oh my, I like your amazing, nice & gorgeous blog!

Regards from Agneta in Sweden o;)

Debra said...

It's all so gorgeous. I especially love the stunning sari wallhanging piece.

Timsy said...

This is my first time on the blog and might I say what a treat. Anaheeta 's home is beautiful. Love the chair and the textured wall. Also, the painting by Yasala Balaiah is nice. Did the frame come with it or was done later... it complements the painting so well. Great job gals :)

prasanna said...

hi lovely home Anaheeta , was wondering whre did you get the tapestry done from old sarees? such a cute idea .:)

Kishmeesh said...

such a lovely blog!!

puneet said...

I loved anaheeta's home but most of all I loved the frog-shaped basket in the kids' room...its so quirky and fun..