Monday, April 7, 2008

House beautiful!






My home- my favourite place in the whole world. It's sometimes a glorious mess, despite being inhabited only by adults most of the time. But I insist that it's always glorious!
The first picture is of my original colour scheme with my very first FabIndia durree, which I had taken ages ago but hadn't even tried uploading. I realise now that I should have rotated it before uploading it, but never mind! The next four are of the current look.
A virtual welcome to my home, dear readers.

25 comments:

Mishra said...

Have you decorated it "just for" being captured or is it like this all the time? :P
Just kidding !! Beautiful it is

the mad momma said...

oooh... lovely. i loved the original look too. but this is gorgeous.

dipali said...

@mishra:I wish! Newspapers and books and CDs and shoes, plus dupattas on the last dining chair. I love it when it's tidy, but....it's home, not a museum. In fact there's a book lying on the leather sofa in the second pic which I noticed only after posting:)
Glad you liked it.

Suki said...

Lovely!
And yes, your home is a glorious home. I'm nuts about it too :D

Sue said...

You forgot to mention that ALL kids who visit you get up on the coffee table. It's a child magnet!

Looking nice, Dipali.

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Tharini said...

Its gorgeous Dipali. Just lovely, neat and sooo inviting. I'm visiting!!!

Vrij said...

Good aesthetic sense.

Btw.. how do you manage to keep the house so neat n clean?

Banno said...

Thanks for the virtual welcome. It looks lovely, warm, bright, just like I would imagine your home would.

noon said...

Dipali - enjoyed visiting your home virtually. Only miss having some hot chai sitting in that clean and lovely living area listening to some music!
Before I saw your response to mishra I thought - what - you call this glorious mess?! Actually I would not have minded the "glorious mess" picture - it would have given an even more cozy feeling of home! I like the blue in the first pic a lot!

dipali said...

Hey everyone: Thank you. Would love to really have you over, if ever you are in town. I won't even mind if it's one of the days of glorious mess! We can still chat over a cup of tea and ignore it:)
@noon: the blue will be back sooner or later- that's the idea of having loose covers:)

Nat said...

It's gorgeous Dipali..I love the blue - it has an electric blue running through it which instead of soothing, wakes you up!
All the pillows/cushions are standing to attention...! The ones I got with my sofa set are always droopy like you know someone sat there and forgot to fluff them back up lol!
I envy people back home for this reason - just the beautiful array of fabrics and designs to choose and decorate with.
Love the eclectic mix of leather and futon style too. I'm the kind who loves mixing pillowcovers and whatever goes with whatever too instead of sticking to one thing.
Can see after seeing your home that you're one house-proud chica!

dipali said...

@nat: thanks! Yes, our handlooms and handicrafts are so abundant, we are really spoilt for choice:)
The blues are now in my bedroom. Should I let all of you visit my room too?

anshu said...

awwwwwwwwwwsuuummmmly b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!! :)))

happppyyy anniversary! :)

mayG said...

just looove the hand woven rugs!

..but the CUTEST is how one has to bend the neck to fully appreciate the first picture :)

three cheers for the picture uploading dinosaur! wish my mom was half as tech savvy as you :D

choxbox said...

beautiful indeed :)

Nat said...

yes, yes, lets see the bedroom too! and Happdee Annivursary!!!

eve's lungs said...

Lovely lovely lovely! And soooooo clean - now you know why I wont call you home until all the work is finished !

2 B's mommy said...

lovely home Dipali, so clean and tidy - right out of a magazine look !

Mine stays that way just for a few minutes right after I have tidied it up or at the most for an hour if kids and their dad are out !

karmickids said...

And this is the lady who spoke of desh ka matti and her disinclination for cleaning up....what a lovely house you have. Will now be terrified to put up any of my own.

dipali said...

Anshu: when do you come and stay?
MayG: We dinosaurs are like this only:) Thanks for finding my 'challengedness' cute!

@everyone: Thanks- the makeover is so recent it had better look good:)
Kiran, desh ki maati doesn't show in the pictures:)

ONEDIA HAYES SYLVEST said...

I really enjoy being invited in for a tour of your home. Lovely,

Poppins said...

Oh wow all of you putting up pictures of your decor, makes me want to do something to my own place. But that has always resulted in a disaster so I desist :)

dipali said...

@onedia: Welcome to my blog- lovely to see you here.
@poppins: I just learned to upload pictures on this and the last post! My dear girl, we all learn from our disasters: take the risk!

Mama - Mia said...

lovely!!

and pretty cushion covers everywhere! bright yet subtle and classy!! :)

someday my home will be 5% of this! :D

cheers!