Well, today we will take you on another charming home expedition!
|Hand painted candle holder stands tall in front of an art wall
Their home is a loving example of how one can mix many eclectic elements and still create a warm and welcoming tapestry.
|Different shapes, colors, textures and patterns all come together in this vignette!
Referring to her accessories, Divya writes, "Most of the items we buy are simple, inexpensive pieces that we love. Sometimes, we envision a look and scout for pieces that will fit in. The inspiration for the decorative dark toned wood frames with the intricate scroll design in our living room came from a high end store. When we eventually found similar frames hidden behind a mirror at the local Home Goods, without the high end price tag, we were ecstatic! We knew it would fit right in with our vision! We painted the orange boxes to offset the dark wood and to add some color."
|Easy ways to add some drama
If there is one thing I have learnt about decorating over the years - it is patience! It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to create a home of your dreams. Divya agrees and adds, "We spend more time planning and positioning things, than we do buying. The mantel décor was envisaged around some of our cherished pieces. The Ravi Varma Print, the serene Buddha we had picked up from a zen store in Vegas and the ethnic brass hairpins from India were all collected over the years. Instead of sprinkling them around the house we decided to order them in a vignette above the mantel. We loved the end result!" I did too!
|The fireplace vignette- group 'em together!
Home decorating is all about creating a beautiful and enjoyable space that tells a story about who you are. Divya and Kiran's mantel vignette does just that. It speaks to their patience, perseverance and sense of style!
Next up, one of their guest rooms that doubles as a study.
My favorite feature has to be the galvanized tin buckets that serve as pen holders!
|It's all in the details
DIY projects are a fun way to add a personal stamp to your home! It is also a great way to cut some decorating cents!
The other guest room is done up in yet another fresh color giving the room an airy feel. She writes, "The peach room is the smallest room in the house - we tried to keep the colors light again and used a metal headboard to avoid overwhelming the room with a solid wood headboard. It is a small yet functional space.The bed lamps were bargain finds at an auction and the bedding was procured at Christmas sales" Smart, don't you think?
|Smal space, big style
And, I saved the best for the last. Their adorable daughter's beautiful room! The lilac paint and all the little details sets this room apart from any other generic room - truly, a little girl's delight! Whimsical is what comes to mind when I think of this room.
Divya writes , "Aanya’s room has been decorated in a whimsical butterfly theme. Some of the décor I used for her birthday party has been repurposed as wall art or table decor - the paper lanterns and the bird cages. Her first pair of shoes are lovingly displayed at the entrance" Wow! This room is truly a labor of love.
|A labor of love
So, that dear readers was Aalayam's second home tour. This home exudes eclectic elegance and is perfect for this young family! Hope you are inspired by Divya and Kiran's design philosophy - of mixing elements, being patient, working with a budget and telling a story ? I am!
Many thanks to my friends and homeowners for sharing their beautiful home with all of us.
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