Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rang Decor Readers Creative Spaces: X

Meena Sriram
Today Rang Decor Reader Meena Sriram shares few creative corners of her 1700 sq.ft town home in Ottawa, Canada.
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Vintage art prints...

Meena explains, 'I wanted to create a light- filled home that is serene, relaxing, with an airy breezy feel and lots of punchs of colour'.
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Living room view...
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She has used a lot of different natural textures to bring a homey feel, sisal rugs, bamboo blinds, a lot of old art prints carefully handpicked from antique stores in Chettinad, reframed and hung in groups.
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Dining area with her favourite blackboard and art prints...
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She continues, 'I’ve also tried to keep it very simple, functional and clutter free. Plenty of plants and books are a must! Its been a year since we moved in and I’ve pretty much worked with what I had without spending much.'
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Guest Bedroom...
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Knots & crosses and books...sri5
Bright Kitchen...
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Meena feels homes don’t have to be perfect but they should be original and personal. She loves inspirational quotes, and blackboards, so they're all over her place.
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She has a thing for old world charm, so she has tried incorporating plenty of vintage and flea market finds.
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The old radio in the kitchen, the pickle jars and chettinad tiles...

She believes it is important to always choose things that are meaningful to you as opposed to what is trendy at the moment and feels you don’t need to have a lot of money to create a beautiful home, just a little creativity, quirkiness and adding that personal touch makes it your own!

I agree, your lovely home is proof of that. Thanks for sharing few corners of your home with readers of Rang Decor.

If you have any questions for Meena do ask in the comments section. Thank you.

(images by Meena Sriram)

37 comments:

Sarmistha said...

a lovely , calm and comfy home.visually soothing and very homey.loved all the quotes Meena has used.They are so very true.

Amrita Tripathy said...

The dashboard in Meena's home is so appealing..! I am gonna try to get such a pinboard +chalk board in BNg.. any idea where i can get? Also, the kictehn is so clean, spacious and less cluttered..! Loved the 2 cups ..! Meena Sriram just rocked via RD..! :P :O)

Shalini said...

Great to see another home tour. The light is beautiful and I love all the fabrics...the yellow cushion covers, the curtains in the dining room, the bold seat upholstery in the living room and the charming runner/napkin with the cups. Always enjoyed Meera's photos on flickr and it's great to see her home featured here.

And, I totally agree about the emphasis not on looking perfect but having a personal and original feel!

pRiyA said...

Love to see a home with breathing space. Love the clean uncluttered look and the charm that shines through.

celina said...

Decoration look like rich like royal

notyet100 said...

So warm,full of life :)

Sudha said...

love the vintage verma prints and so much light in an apartment in ottawa! wow!!!

Vk said...

Lovely bright home! Thank you for sharing the pics, those vintage art paintings are simply mesmerizing, I had been looking for similar prints since a long time, would you please know if we could get such vintage prints anywhere in Bangalore? Would be very helpful! :)

Nayana said...

beautiful, serene, well organized home. I loved bedspread in guest room and quote in dining room chalkboard- those two are my favorite things.

Shanthi said...

That was one nice tour with so much Indianness in every corner. Meena I specially liked the way u displayed the old art forms. I too have many of them waiting to be put up :-)

Tequila said...

i was so happily surprised to see the vintage art prints and the pickle jars:) i have the same ones too. that chalk board is great. thanks for the visual treat.

Tequila said...

was happily surprised to see the vintage art prints and the pickle jars. thanks for the visual treat!

nanditark said...

cosy and very homely ambience...love the place.

jyotsna wase said...

The radio in the kitchen takes the cake. Lovely pictures!

Ms.Hegde said...

Hey Archana,
I've been going through your blog since many years now.
Looking at your love for the antique pieces of decoration, thought you might like this particular post of my blog....
http://lingeringideas.blogspot.com/2011/09/aarthi-thali.html
Shruthi

Deepali said...

Its just superb.. i was stunned to see how each small item was so decoratively,perfectly n thoughtfully placed. Hats off to you n your creativity.. i will surely take ideas from this for my home..thanks a ton...

Subasri Pillai said...

Truly a cozy home.
Love the inspirational quotes !

Sharkara@SensitiveCreations said...

Hi Archana, definitely a very beautiful home ...very meticulously decorated...ever piece is so carfully chosen and reflects the personality of the owner :) ,...Thanks for sharing you home Meena and thanks for showcasing Archana :)

PurpleRickshaw said...

Love the blackboards..and i have a weakness for pickle jars..hard to get them where I live..

Pingos do Céu said...

a lovely home. love the simple details!

Sujatha said...

such a lovely and beautiful home !!!
Thanks for getting it to us.

Vidya said...

Hi Meena! I love your home. I live in Ottawa as well and LOVE ravi varma prints.. I have a few but not as nicely arranged as you!
Let me know if you would like to meet up sometime..
vidyasreeniva@yahoo.com :)
Vidya

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and love all things India. Keep up the good work
Sincerely
Alice

Prachee Kapoor said...

very pretty, nicely done with lots of light! its always important to have lots of light and cross ventilation in the house.... - squeakycorner

GB said...

Love your space Meena! That cluster of framed calender prints looks wonderful!

Iniyaal said...

Beautiful home tour. Different arrangement of vintage religious prints...it fits perfectly with the clutter free, artistic, vintage influenced decor.

Zeba said...

I want I want I WANT! Ah. I have fallen in love with this home. Lovely pictures..

Vandana said...

Lovely,bright and cozy home...loved the photographs Meena shared here.

Sreekala said...

Wow, so beautiful and simple as against staged, artificial decor. Kudos Meena!

Anonymous said...

@ Meena,
Lovely home Meena...n u r my soul sistah whn it comes to blackboards n scribblng ur thoughts on thm! i also plan to hav sum of my fav poems written in calligraphic prints n framed. n where did u find tht knots n crosses? it's lovely
j's mom

Kay said...

Beautiful!!! just beautiful!!!

Bhuwana said...

Loved the idea of the Steel pot for water on the kitchen counter. It adds so much more character to the house....I personally love converting household things no longer needed to something that adds utility. The pickle jar converted to pot holders was a great idea.I have some old traditional rice measures (in brass) as pot holders since most o us are used to cup measures now.

Shinta said...

Such a serene and beautiful space. Love the way Meena has placed color accents like the green money plants and the yellow cushions. Gorgeous!

Indu said...

Lovely home! The first thing I am doing when I get home today is to put a plant into my empty pickle jar!

Amit Gupta said...

beautiful design

manasa veena said...

Hi Meena,
lovely home. I really love those vintage art prints. Can you share with me where did you get those art prints. Thank you
Sarada

Indu said...

Love your home...It is really calm and homely..Where did you buy the bed spreads...those are very colorful.