Wednesday, September 03, 2014

MN Home Feature: Spring is here to stay.

Our Minnesota home is slowly coming together as we experiment with the colour palette, furnishings, textiles and vintage finds.

As promised earlier this year about sharing glimpses of our home as we make progress on various projects planned for it. MN Home Feature will be the heading under which you will find posts about our home.

I shared this frame of Dithi's painting of Maa flanked by the spring green coloured chairs recently on Rang Decor's Facebook page and I was completely overwhelmed by the encouraging response from the readers.
The act of buying Retro, Mid-Century-ish accent chairs from Macy's was a daring act for us design wise. We did have a choice of rust colour, but this delightful colour Mustard Yellow-ish, Spring Green-ish {call it whatever;-)} just made my heart sing!

We came home with these and they blended in beautifully with our other traditional wooden Indian furniture and furnishings!

Afternoon light on our vintage find: Candelabra placed on the coffee table.

The next part of the story gets more interesting. The accent chairs become the inspiration for highlighting our Tanjore painting & Oleography gallery wall in the Living Room.


Will it work?
Will it not work?
We weren't sure until the perfect coloured furnishing seemed to pull everything together and unify it.

The colour might not be everyone's cup of tea but seems to work well for us and adds that cheeriness that we crave for during the long Minnesotan winters.

Will continue to share glimpses of our home under MN Home Feature.
Do share your thoughts and will definitely appreciate criticism if it is sugar-coated;-)

(Images by Arch and are copyrighted. Please do not use these photographs without my permission)

19 comments:

Anushree Gavas said...

This is sheer inspiration! Absolute gorgeousness! Archana, your blog has been very instrumental for re-designing my parents house that will be done in a week or two!
I love your blog!

Richa said...

Want to see more! Looks amazing.

Anu Varma said...

Beautiful as usual Archana! Personally I fnd the mustard chair very striking and chic :)

Latha said...

This is beautiful Archana! Its amazing how you can turn something simple and vintage into something this exotic!!! Beautiful home..

Reshma Sanjeev said...

Archana, I want those chairs..everything looks great in your home.

Pritika Gupta said...

I like the mustard yellow color but din't like the 'hen' on that cushion.. It is not at all Indian look.. Why don't you paint or do embroidery on same color cushion..?

Other wise it's wonderful.. your blog/FB/Flickr are true feast for my eyes :)

radhika bhargava said...

Archana , What you do is pure magic Mustard yellow adds a lot of warmth to the decor .Totally love it .....

Reshma Sharma said...

Love your space Archana. Beautiful and inspiring, as always :)

Elis Layla said...

Manchurian flavor you have. Love to read your blog. Cool....

pRiyA said...

That spring green yellow colour is striking. It partners fabulously with everything else.

Nayana CherishDreamLive said...

Very beautiful...Chairs are chic and mustard color adds warmth in place and goes beautiful with wood tone.

the east coast desi said...

The colors look fabulous in your new home Archana. The black and white cushions and details in the painting contrast the chairs perfectly - love how it's all coming together so beautifully :)

Kunjan@anaffairwithcolor.com said...

Gorgeous it looks!! I love the perfect mustard yellow chairs and the Maa painting... everything in the room looks well thought of and looks very chic together.. Cant wait to see more :).

Brinda Nilesh said...

the yellow green upholstery sure is a bold statement.. i think it has paid off beautifully!!!

Veny Velappan said...

Beautiful Archana..Please let me know where you got those gorgreous trunks/chests from :)

Arch at Rang said...

Thank you each and everyone!

Veny Velappan~ We picked it up during our trips to South India and later got it re-furbished.

Shails said...

Beautiful Arch! Looking forward to more glimpses of the magic that you create!

Neha said...

Lovely and bright... forever spring

Preksha said...

Absolutely Amaaaaaazziinngg!! Love your style!!! Love everything about all your blogs <3