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)

33 comments:

SensitiveCreations.. said...

hey Arch,

The roses in Woven Palm baskets are awesome:)

Laksh said...

Loved the palm leaf baskets, Arch. Aren't those Karthik's varnam cushions? Look beautiful. Your home looks every bit festive already.

Arch at Rang said...

Laksh~ Thank you:-)
Those cushion covers were made by my mother using left over borders & materials:-) Aren't they lovely!

Anonymous said...

WOW Archana ! Am amazed by ur lovely home,ur eye for all unique stuff & ur style of bringing all the design elements together ...truely inspirational !!!

notyet100 said...

I luv ur home :)

Nisha said...

flowers n tea pot simply stunning...become mad on ur awesome cushions...

the modern sybarite ™ said...

so easy, unstuffy, welcoming and BEAUTIFUL and colorful home. Enjoy the festivities!

vijisuresh said...

Hi Arch,

Beauty in every corner! Amazing! I loved the Hanuman and other statue - can I know where have u found it?! flowers in the woven baskets are really lovely! kushions are great! visiting India - Blr - in a week - pls let me know whr u can get those lovely wooden statues - I assume they're kondapalli! Am I right?! Have great festive celebrations!!:)

Amrita Tripathy said...

wow, lovely come back arch.. and must agree you have decored the home entirely different this time. Love that udupi mask..!

Marisa said...

Beautiful images! I love Hanuman with the allamanda flower, and the boar mask is magnificent.

Shanthi said...

Hei Archana, such lovely things are a part of your gorgeous home. Loved those cushions and I as much thought so, as some of the borders reminded me of the sarees from amma and ammama. I also looked at your place on apartment therapy first time today. You have a very ethnic and character filled house.

Andhra Plate said...

Lovely pictures,like the palm baskets very much. Every corner of your house
looks festive welcome.

Nayana said...

beautiful ,elegant home. great pics.

Arch at Rang said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments:-)

Viji~ The Hanuman idol has been made to order and it is "Kinhal' style art form. It is usually used as a 'Utsava murthy" or during various festivals these idols are taken on a chariot in the temples.

Arch at Rang said...

Viji~ The one featured in the previous post is from Cherial in Andhra Pradesh, they do look like Kondapalli, especially the eyes.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful!!
mangala

Swati Seth said...

Delightful :)

Libby said...

the baskets of flowers look very pretty!

Sasi said...

Wonderful! I was so thrilled to see art in every corner of your house. You are really amazing!

Julie said...

I love the colors and details of your home. So beautiful!

vineeta said...

Archana, Beautiful, beautiful post. Loved the 'Varaha Murti' so stunning. Loved the ceramic tiles/coasters on your tiled table. the beautiful box next to it. Loved your green Hanuman with his outstretched hands.

Indoor Mat said...

I love them. They all look cool, especially the baskets.

Anonymous said...

when will you blog next. :( i check everyday ..okay 5 times a day. :P I love your blog

-Parul. :)

Arch at Rang said...

Thank you all:-) Appreciate your lovely comments.

Parul~ I usually post only when I have something inspiring to share, having said that a post coming up soon:-) Thank you.

bhumika said...

loved every bit of this post!

Ambika said...

Beautiful and warm re-do of your home, fit for the festival season! Loved the lil corners, and especially the boar mask (never seen anything like that) and the cushion covers.

Illusionfree said...

I really liked your Hanuman. Wonder where I can get one like that.
I am commenting here for the first time,let me say,its a superb blog, it never fails to inspire me!

Lisa Ellis said...

I just came across your beautiful blog. What an inspiring and wonderful gift. Thanks.

GB said...

Arch, haven't been around for a while. This post is pure bliss. Love the love you've put into every corner of your home!

last minute designer said...

I love the design and the theme you've used here. You give me so much ideas. Thank you for sharing it to us. I must say that I really learned a lot.

Juli said...

wow, great photos! Love your Hanuman and absolutely ADORE that copper mask next to the stack of books.

Australia Sky said...

The palm leaf baskets look wonderful. I love how intricate they all are.

Poonam Parihar said...

So pretty all of em.. I can recognize few things and where they were a little bit now..
Lovely :)

-poonam