Thursday, March 24, 2011

fluttering mulmuls...

...swaying sheers, & soft cottons to the gentle summer morning breeze is something we all dream of.
Here are some summer curtain options...

Ocean Breezes Sheer Curtain from Saffron Marigold, that I had shot sometime back...

Block-printed Sheer Curtain from Good Earth sways in Mishta Roy's home...

Gorgeous sheer curtains from Bungalow...

Amethyst Bohemian Sheer Curtain from Attiser...

Dauphine in Indigo Curtains from Les Indiennes...

Cosette in Chocolate Curtains from Les Indiennes...

Do check out Fabindia & The Red River for their sheer curtains as well...

(some images by Arch and the rest from the websites)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Frangipanis & an angel...

Summer has 'Frangipani' trees blooming everywhere, spreading a carpet of delicate fragrant flowers on the pavements.

Bring simple elements of nature, of the season into your home. Fragipanis, or Chamelis.
Line them up on your window sill or on a table...

Frangipanis just need small bowls of water where you can float them but to add a little something, take out those simple 'yera' glasses or chai gilaas and float single flowers in them.
Cluster them on an interesting platter...

Bring in the angel:-) You can create center of interest by adding any element like a small buddha or any idol...

Another view...
Let your creativity flow. Just remember to take in the intoxicating fragrance of these delicate flowers as you pass by the arrangement. I promise you, you will pass by many times in a day;-)

( Images by Arch)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Yesterday one of the readers' of Rang Decor suggested that I post about 'Summer Decor Ideas'. Following that I received a lot of suggestions about what readers were looking for and topping the list was simple DIY ideas!

So here is the deal. Starting today I will be posting simple DIY ideas and styling from my home!
Stay tuned. A wee bit nervous about taking on this project, so please be with me:-)

Peaches & Pinks...
Bring out your cushion covers in fresh colour palette of peaches, pinks, blush, creams & white. A few sprinkling of copper or gold adds magic...
Brass containers are great as vases, but copper too has it's charm and compliments the peach & pink palette so well.
Carnations come in so many shades and last long too! So have fun and enjoy the season!
Look at this curious lovely visitor who flew in to check on my early morning photoshoot!

( Images by Arch)

Here are few resources for Cushion Covers~

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nidhi Chanani

I received a mail from Nidhi Chanani introducing her work to me and I thought her illustrations were very charming.
'At the veranda, above everything, she takes a break and enjoys the moment.'

'I followed my mom everywhere, holding on to the edge of her sari. It was soft and silky like the comfort of her love.'

Nidhi, a freelance artist and illustrator was born in Calcutta and raised in California.

A Grand Adventure...
'What kind of fun will find these kids as they head out in search of adventure on top of a friendly elephant?'

The Gate...
'She stands at the gate and watched the world unfold.'

Do visit Nidhi's Etsy Shop for more of her lovely illustration prints.

( images by Nidhi)