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Well, when I was a little girl I would spend hours flipping through the pages of a huge catalogue called "Quelle" that my father had brought from Germany. It had glossy pages full of beautiful pictures of lovely rooms, furniture and furnishing and was written in a language I could not decipher. But I think the pictures left an ever lasting impression on my mind and I grew up to be 'me' who drools not over food (or that too!) but good interior design, colors and photography. I also passionately love coffee, films, books, music, white gladioli, solitude, risotto, donuts, and my life (not exactly always in that order). I live in Bombay, India with my husband and little daughter and they both have changed my life in many beautiful ways.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

CHAITALI'S HAPPY ABODE


Hello friends! I can see that you guys like the desi style in home decor. A big thanks to all my Indiblogger friends who liked my last blogpost Decor -Desi Style. So I am going to keep the desi spirit up and alive in this post as well and take you on a visual tour of an eclectic Bombay apartment.  


This is the first House Tour on my blog, where I personally went and photographed the happy home of Chaitali where she lives with her husband Abhi and 10 year old son Agnibho.  Well, thankfully Chaitali  happens to be my sister : ) Otherwise, who would allow me to bring the Saturday morning activities around their house to a standstill for a photo session! BTW our camera broke down last night, so I had to borrow Abhi's Nikon Coolpix for the photo shoot. Well, I don't own a DSLR yet. Sigh! Hope my husband reads this post, and... ; ) 

So come along and take a tour of this warm and inviting house I love to go over to every now and then. Chaitali is a whimsical artist (besides being a special educator who also holds a bachelor of law degree) who can sometimes stay up all night and hand paint all the curtains in the house and sometimes she doesn't touch the paint and brush for days and months. The walls of her home are mostly bare because she's been planning to paint murals on them. And I am waiting to photograph when that finally happens. Their house reflects her love for things that are hand-made and hand woven... it is an eclectic mix of vibrant colors, artifacts, hand-made pottery, hand painted curtains and contemporary furniture.


Please leave your footwear right here...A Bengali custom that Chaitali likes to stick to. And if you knew her personally, you would not want to upset her over this or anything for that matter :))

She doesn't give any handicraft mela in town a miss....
























Styling & photography by- Yours truly.



14 comments:

  1. All right, I just can't seem to have enough of that!

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    1. Thanks Manasvi...Will tell her : )

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  3. Such a cosy and warmly decorated house. I want to live in it...The watering can on the step stool is so cute :)

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    1. Yes Saru her home exudes warmth and cosiness. I am so glad you liked it.

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  4. The house is inviting to say the least. The artistic decor, the neatness... everything in the house seems to have a personal touch which makes it even more beautiful. :)

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  5. EPIC. Thank you so much for sharing great creative resources. I really appreciate it.

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  6. My pleasure Bithee...thanks for visiting.

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  7. Exceptionally good which is highly appreciated by all of us seated in front of the computer set. Thanks a lot to all of you who contributed tremendously in presenting such a good show to all of us present here in Kolkata (those present are Abhi's parents, boromashi and beloved sister Mamon).

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  8. I knew your sister and brother-in-law, as well as Agnibho. I can see the warmth that I found familiar in them coming through in your pictures. Thanks, the photos are lovely.

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  9. very nice.

    Arijit

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  10. Hi....what a chanced visit to your blog! And I loved this home:-).. So livable, functional and prettily done up!

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