Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Feature~ Rang Decor Readers' Creative Spaces: I

New Year brings with it a fresh new feature on Rang Decor.

Rang Decor has been a medium through which I have 'met' so many creative and talented people from around the world.
For the next couple of weeks I will be featuring amazing home spaces of some of the readers of Rang Decor.
Yes, real people and their real homes.

Megha Punater
Ganesha Idol in her temple in the living room
Megha is one of the
most talented people I have met online. She is a potter, an artist and a designer who studied design in NID and now lives with her Belgian husband Steven and two lovely children Arth and Nitya in Belgium.

The colours in her home are vibrant. She says,
"The philosophy behind our home is warmth. Belgium being so cold and grey, we wanted colours in our home."Bright pink pooja plate in her temple.
There is a lot of Indian influence, given that she is from India and also her husband's love for India.
Megha loves handmade & hand embroidered textiles.
Sitting area with sofa covered with brightly coloured textiles. ( She descibes the colours as Kitschy Indian Bazaar)Popat green wall is a perfect backdrop for these antique casts. Coffee table with books & treasures picked up during various travels.
Hand painted Ganesha jacket cupboard.
Megha continues, " There is a lot of wooden furniture and especially European ones bought in flea markets and restored by me."
Kitchen shelf with books, vases and her grand collection of mugs. *Sigh*Megha's ancestral kitchenware and mesh egg holder, now a cookie holder displayed against a green wall.
Her room is painted in two colours inspired by Indian village homes and here you see some of her handbags displayed on hooks.
These frames were picked up from Rajasthan in India. *Love that peacock feather*
Her verandah wall painted in bright yellow. A paint called 'Delhi Bazaar' by Dulux.This is Megha's workspace. Her latest works and inspirations hang on this gorgeous yellow wall. Last but not the least, this Ikea cast in her children's room has been hand painted by Megha!
I end this post, with my eyes hungry for more colours and my heart greatly inspired by this very humble and hugely talented lady~ Megha.
Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Her blog,
arth and nitya is a glimpse into her creative world. Do say hello:-)

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


Rajee Sood said...

Hi Arch,
I love the concept of your this (and many more to come) Look forward to more great treats.
Great work Arch and great home Megha.

Dithi said...

Megha lives an artful life and her blog reflects her ability to find art and beauty in unusual corners, in seemingly simple and little things. Her home is an inspirational space, brimming with creative energy that she has infused into the walls, the furniture, etc. Love the colours, patterns, the ceramics, the art that runs through her careful selection and placement choices. I completely relate to her idea of colouring up cold-ish part of world that we live in! Thank you Megha and thank you Arch! Love to you both. D.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely home! I adore the bright colours (especially the yellow on the veranda) and the lovely textiles. And the painted furniture. Oh - shouldn't forget to mention that I really liked the Ganesha, too. Thanks for showing us around, Megha!

zobars said...

Wow Archana, what an idea and wow Megha for showing us glimpses of your gorgeous and indianized house in Belgium. This inspires me to add more warmth to my house by pulling out all that stuff that I got from India for my house and has been sitting in my closet for the past year.

Anonymous said...

loved this post and loved every corner of your home Megha. It's amazing how you've collected such beautiful things that have displayed even more beautifully.
I really want a yellow wall now.
looking fwd to more Arch :)

Anonymous said...

Its so good to find lil India in different corners of the world!!!

Thanx to Megha & Archana for giving us the glimpse of their world.

Megha as expected you have wonderful place. Loved the colors, furniture and yes Mugs :)

Hey arch nice idea - Look fwd to your coming posts :)


Chandan said...

Wonderful post Arch, love the strong Indian ethos and vibe of Megha's home. The alphabet coffee mug is fun.

Rekha said...

gr8 post Arch, love the colors. Looking forward to more posts like this.

pRiyA said...

i would have never considered bright green for my walls, but when i see it paired with megha's furnishings it is indeed so cheerful and cozy.

your new home seems such an unusual and pretty place to live in megha. like arch, i too want to see more of it.

Diti said...

super photographs, archana! the house if lovely!

D said...

Beautiful home indeed. It's difficult to use so many colours without the place looking loud. This house achieves that feat impeccably!

Shalini said...

What a wonderful home Megha has! I love that her unique style shows in her home and love her use of textiles, patterns and colors.

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

I am so happy that all of you loved Megha's unique and artistic home.

Diti~ All the photos have been shot by Megha herself with her brand new camera:-)

D~ You said it perfectly!


megha puNAter" said...

wow! what a lovely response from everyone.thank you :)

Komal-Nishka said...

Arch, how creative is this idea :)

I love Megha's house and how it radiates India even in Sweden.

Looking forward to mooorrreee...

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Komal~ THanks:-)

Yes, Megha has created a beautiful space in Belgium:-)

pink dogwood said...

sooooo beautiful - this post as well as the previous one.

Anonymous said...

lovely blog :) i'll visit often!

Vineeta said...

Brilliant! Love this idea & the tons of unexplored eyecandy we will all get to see- YE!!
Loved Megha's place and her artistic sensibilities. Eclectic. Colourful. Beautiful.

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Thanks a lot everyone:-)

inktales ~ Welcome to Rang Decor:-)


Love Megha's blog and it's befitting that her home would be such an eclectic space so full of character.

I have a question for Megha , What material is the rug(?) with the bright pink roses & where did you find it? I love it !

megha puNAter" said...

thank you all for the lovely comments

this is for masala chai.the quilt with the bright pink roses is called'ralli quilts',they are mostly made of cotton.they come from sindh near the border of pakistan.i was there when i was in nid,doing a project over the kutchi silver jewellery.i bought it off an villager selling them on cycles.they are the quilts they use on their 'charpoys'.here is a website i found
i havent seen them in any shops.if anyone has seen them somewhere do let me know.

Rekha said...

Hey Arch, Congrats on being featured on Deccan Herald, feel so proud of u...

Sharon said...

Absolutely delightful. I came here to congratulate you Arch, on being featured in the DH, but I go side tracked when I saw Megha's home. The kitchen is my favorite part of this home. Lovely home, Megha!

- Sharon

Unknown said...

I will be checking back to see all your 'real homes' postings. I love the colors!!

Unknown said...

It's very beautiful and I love colours. I will pop over to her blog, tks for sharing :D

Anonymous said...

A great blog and a lovely home! Where does one shop for wooden furniture in Bangalore?

Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Rekha & Sharon~ Thanks ladies:-))
Apprecite it!

Patricia ~ Yes, do drop by soon:-)

M.Kate~ Glad to hear you liked Megha's home:-)

Vanitha~ You can write to me at

What type of wooden furniture?

Green Mirchi said...

Hi Arch firstly thanks for letting us enjoy Megha's beautiful home. I love the hindi alphabet mug! and secondly congratulations on being featured in the papers again. Keep those superb posts coming...

Anonymous said...

ooooh! I know thta mug - its from either or in pune! :)

Anonymous said...

"The quilt with the bright pink roses is called'ralli quilts" As megha punater says. Yes, this is type of a ralli quilt produce in Sindh, Pakistan, It is called sami ralli quilt. Heavily hand stitched.

ashok said...

wonderful Arch. Megha it was a great experience. Cannot access your ArthandNitya biog.what should i do ?