Friday, July 13, 2018

That cosy,dreamy home!

 I have always been very selective about the homes that we feature here on sajavat. Spaces that convey the personality of the home owner are my kind of spaces! The home that I bring for you today, drew my instant attention.
Asha's home has a strong Indian element to it but somewhere I could see that she has a very global approach when it comes to designing her space. Asha currently resides in the silicon vallley of India.
Being an avid traveler, nature lover and a decor enthusiast her design style is earthy and nature inspired with a love for unique, hancrafted artifacts and textiles.She believes good design be truly global where art and craft from all over the world blend seamlessly. 

Let us invite ourselves to her abode and you will appreciate how she has kept it simple, a no-fuss decor simultaneously creating a zen like atmosphere for her loving folks.The home boasts of a traditional Kerala style architecture

Her living area  has a very beautiful earthy feel to it with sofas made of banana fibre. The wall decor has a striking mural with the wooden spoon holder on either sides.  A tribal art (mask) adorns another wall. If you are a keen observer you would have noticed a Buddha head, Madhubani basket , a bowl with some green arrangement placed on the shelf in the corner.

Another beauty that caught my eye is the wooden palankuzhi, a traditional game placed on the centre table.Asha says it has found an alternative use and she decks it up as a tea light holder too!

Her furniture are a mix of earthy, rustic wood and natural materials like cane and bamboo.

Her textiles are a collection from their various travels across Indonesia, Thailand, different places in India and good old Ikea. As you can make out Asha loves dhurries and tries to use them wherever possible. These kilim cushions she tell me, are from AmazonIndia

This home is very well laid out and Asha and her family have the luxury of  a central courtyard and a lovely garden and beautiful verandahs with red oxide flooring. She feels blessed to have found this place that has embraced their furniture and her design sensibilities.

Now, isn't that a wonderful piece? I had seen this boat shaped furniture piece used as a  seater in a hotel in Tanjore recently. Here Asha has used it as a bar cabinet.

A very Indian baithak . The coffee table that you see is an old door that has been re purposed.This whole setting gives a very zen like feel. As is evident by now Asha loves pottery and collects them in all shapes and forms.


I remember drooling over the next image when I first saw this in Pinterest. These cushions are from Chiang mail in Thailand.

 The next few images are from her verandah and outdoor spaces.They are sure to cast a spell on you. The thatched roof, red oxide flooring, greens and other knick knacks in the form of pottery, masks,wall art and the plantation chair, (how can I ever miss mentioning that! )are all tell tale signs of the classy decor that Asha enjoys in her home!

I wouldn't mind sitting here all day, doing nothing but day dreaming! I know, you all want to join me too!

Again, the Buddha here is a very special one, made of stone and  bought from Singapore which travels with them whenever they move houses.

I love her bedrooms with fabrics taking the centre stage.If you are lucky enough to own a four poster bed, you need not accessorize your bedroom with anything else! Who else agrees with me ?

With this, we come to the end of this post.Craving for more?
I have been going over the images again and again with endless rounds of tea and coffee, that's the kind of magic, Asha's home had on me!

You enjoy the tour and see you all real soon with  more such endearing posts.


Mayura said...

Very beautiful home sangita.thanks for sharing.

Asha Raj said...

Thank you sooooo much Sangitha! Truly humbled and overwhelmed! You have made me love my home even more :-)

Deepa said...

Hey dear....this is an absolute dream home...Truly mesmerising and so beautiful....Loved each and every pic...the boat shaped bar was so good...and everything else too:-)

Sangitha Aanand said...

Thank you Mayura, so happy you liked it!

Sangitha Aanand said...

Asha, beautiful spaces ought to be shared! You have a very beautiful home.Am glad you liked the way , I presented your home.

Sangitha Aanand said...

Deepa, am glad you visited the home.Truly admirable the way Asha has styled her space.

Uma said...

What a pretty space you have created, Asha!It's wonderful.

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