Wednesday 14 November 2012

Diwali ....the festival of lights

Diwali is a Indian Festival celebrated with the lighting of lamps. Diwali is all about lights, sweets, family meetings, crackers and fun. Here are a few Diwali decorating ideas from my home to yours. To read more about Diwali or Deepawali, click here.


Saturday 20 October 2012

Plum decorate your coffee table...

Hello Everyone,

As you all know, decoration on my blog is not limited to interiors alone. Here's something to boost your spirit and your taste buds.

This is a recipe I was wanting to try for a very long time, ever since I saw this in a German Magazine. Please excuse me as I do not remember the name of the magazine. Recipe courtesy goes to this Magazine without doubt.
Fresh Plums ready to turn into Roses

Thinly cut plum slices

The ready to use pastry sheet cut into strips

I glazed the sheet with honey and arranged the plum slices and simply rolled it to form a flower

The first flower turned out as expected and my excitement grew...

So did the second one...
I was not worried about the precision of the slices....its okay if you are not accurate, just try to conceal it

And quickly there were many....

A honey glaze adds sweetness to these otherwise sour slices and also makes them look shiny. It so reminded me of the dew drops.

All set and ready to be baked

The process of baking extracts the juices of the plum and this adds a hint of colour like that of a double coloured rose.

The effect of glazing opens up the plum slices like petals

Sitting on my dessert a bowl of floating roses.

A dash of cinnamon and icing sugar with cups of hot coffee.

Looks and tastes Yumm !!!

Do let me know if these pictures have inspired you enough to try !!!!!

Space Saving Ideas in Studio Apartments - Article published on

Hello Readers,

My article on Space Saving Techniques in Studio Apartments was published on For the complete article, click here.
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Friday 12 October 2012

Creative Concepts for your homes!!!

I have been creating new concepts recently. Here are a few that I wanted to share with you.
A Romantic getaway...far from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

My idea of a modern loft with a lot of light and a riot of colours, patterns and textures.

A luxurious relaxing zone with a pedicure and a massage to compliment!

A Rainbow inspired creative area for kids.

A floating patio and an inviting table set for an all girls evening!!

What about some Indigo Mania!!!!
Which is your favourite among these?.

Let me know if you are looking for some more of such themed concepts!!!

Thursday 27 September 2012

Herbst Korb - Autumn Basket - Playing Autumn Detectives...

I find it very hard to get back to blogging especially when I take a long break from writing. I try hard to look for inspiration. Sometimes, I am inspired by the smallest of things and at other times, the most interesting of things fail to inspire me. My inspiration to getting back to writing this time.... like always has to be the season of Herbst (in German) or Autumn.
Leaves of different shapes, sizes and colours ranging from Pale green to Sunny yellow and Burgundy red. In Colour Consultancy, we always think of these colours as the most welcoming colours. This is also the reason why most of the lobby areas or the foyers of homes showcase these colours. This is just a little relation to colours and how they play an effective role on our psychology.

My daughter had a project where we had to play "Autumn Detectives". This meant that we had to go to the forest and collect a few things "Autumny"(if I may use that word). Our job was to look for something soft, something hard, something sharp, something round and something that attracted our attention.
My daughter's instant hair band idea with maple leaves in different hues

It wasn't hard to find what we were looking for. This process inspired me to quickly turn this old basket that is normally used to store onions into an Autumn inspired basket (Herbst Korb).

Okay, here are some of the things we collected. Chestnuts, Chrysanthemums, Maple leaves of all colours, Grapes and Apples from our garden, Orange Chinese lantern flowers and a few wild leaves and flowers.

 So ended our Autumn detective tour with lots of fun, a riot of colours and loads of textures.

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Check out for my columns on Prismma - India's first online magazine on Design, Travel & Lifestyle

Hello all,
Have been busy  this month with a lot of things happening. Here are a few articles of mine published on Prismma. Please read and enjoy.....

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Hope you all enjoyed these. Will come back with many more interesting articles. Please leave your comments:)