Thursday, December 19, 2019

Anuradha Singh's living room tour

We have Anuradha with us today, showing off her warm and cosy living room. She is  from Noida and works with a NGO. Anuradha shares this beautiful home with her husband, son (who is currently  studying in London) and her adorable dog Busty.

 A neutral palette, furniture that supports comfortable living with clean, simple lines and accessories that lend a very earthy feel is the USP of her living room.

Fine detailing often enhances any space. The cushions, runner, floor rugs, throws and the wall covering takes the decor to the next level.

Lighting plays a very important role to make a home look warm and cosy and Anuradha sure has got them covered in her space. Floor lamps, table lamp and the lights on the wall gives a lived in feel to the whole set up.

Anuradha says, 'I love Indian design, colors & patterns. My home reflects my passion for traditional Indian style. I love changing the arrangement of my house based on occasions and I believe my home is ever-evolving in terms of  decor.'

 This book shelf is ultimate goal for book lovers and decor aficionados alike! The key to a great bookshelf is arranging the books according to its dimension, colour and genre. Always make sure to add interesting decor elements to go with the books. Small, quirky pieces, your travel souvenirs are great accompaniments to your book shelf. This zone can be further accentuated by including plants and floor lighting. The entire ambience then conspires you to pick up a book and atleast leaf thru it! That's the power of a good reading corner.

Corner space utilised effectively...

That's our friendly dog Busty.

Console styling at its best: A runner is the most essential piece while styling your console. Then you can place decor accents that are meaningful and close to your heart. Grouping together elements helps to think of it as a composition, created to draw your attention through the area. Seeing the same colors, design patterns and shapes on the console gives it a cohesive design.The rule of three is used in interior design to create interest, rhythm and depth.

I hope you love this tour of Anuradha's space. Keep styling and decorating your homes. 
As we step into a brand new year I thank you all for your continued support and am being selfish here to expect more love from all you towards my blog sajavat. 

You can stalk me here, guilt-free!

Wishing all you out there, a  new year that unfolds  many possibilities and fulfils all your dreams! Have a fantastic 2020!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Arco Iris Boutique homestay: Goa

Early this month we spent good 2 nights and 3 days at Arco Iris Boutique home stay in South Goa.
I have been meaning to write this post for so long now but somehow procrastinating. Since, we have some good holidays around, before the year ends, i felt i should really get this going, as it may help many, who are eyeing Goa for their much needed vacay!

Arco Iris is a 200 year old, restored Portuguese colonial homestay in Curtorim, Goa belonging to Bennita and Ganesh, who were wonderful hosts and yes, i shouldn't be forgetting Fenny, their friendly dog.  It is a beautiful home with greenery all around.
Now, leave all that you are doing and just be with me as I take you around the place.

Read the captions against each image as I point out fine details that i found intriguing.

The steps leading to the home have beautiful Goan tiles inlaid on them.

Again, notice the name board ArcoIris . This has been sourced from 'Velha Goa'

Velha Goa specializes in traditional hand painted azulejos and also carries a line of ceramics and imported products. Its imports and raw materials are from Portugal but the final tile painting is done by their very own team of local artists at their workshop in Aquem. The retail store, Velha Goa Galeria in Fontainhas, Panjim has become a unique and popular upmarket shop for original Azulejos.

This is the mesmerizing scene as you look out from the villa

This was one of favourite place to idle away time, listening to the chirping of the birds, pretending to read a book and lose myself in the beauty of it all!

The interiors are well thought of and beautifully maintined.
The house, with a built-up area of around 7,000 sq feet, comprises a foyer, living room, dining room, five bedrooms (four on the ground floor and one on the first floor) with en suite bathrooms, lounge, library, fully equipped modern kitchen, utility area, two storerooms and accommodation for the support staff. It also has a balcony and gallery in front and a courtyard in the rear.

The first  common room as you enter the villa...

Inside the common room...

Notice the woodwork on the book shelf

Does the flooring floor you?

This is the courtyard flanked by colour themed rooms on either sides

Just outside the rooms you have these pretty niches on the wall which creates a very interesting look.There is a dining space for the guests overlooking the greens which we truly enjoyed. The entire home is filled with pretty souvenirs, antiques, knick knacks and a whole lot of plants. Just the way i love!

The niches...

Just outside our room
The dining area for guests

view from the dining area, overlooks our room

The dining area with cemented sit out  on the side, running thru the entire length of the space

Pretty walls lined with frames and souvenirs from various places

As I told you, the courtyard is flanked on either sides with bedrooms.The colours of the rainbow determine the colour of the bedroom, and therefore offers  a choice of Indigo, Orange, Violet, Yellow and Blue.

Coming to our room, the orange one, was the perefect sunset colour!

Let me show you around the blue room as well...

 Another bedroom...

The rectangular niche adding an element of interest to the whole room.
Some more fascinating sights around home...

This is the grinding stone from yesteryear...

So, tell me how did you like the tour of this homestay? I would recommend it highly to all. A very quiet place, in the lap of nature, amicable hosts and 'ghar ka khaana'. I didnt miss home at all, if you understand what i mean!!!

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