Saturday, July 10, 2010

Welcome home!











My older son brought me this beautiful rug from Iran on this visit.
It is so lovely that a) I had to decorate my room around it, and b) I had to show it you, my gentle readers.
The divan is in the dining room. The long carved sticks you see on the corner table are whistling sticks from Bhopal- you twirl them around at speed and they whistle!

Edited to add: More interiors here:
http://dipalitaneja.blogspot.com/2008/04/inner-sanctum.html
http://dipalitaneja.blogspot.com/2008/04/house-beautiful.html
http://dipalitaneja.blogspot.com/2008/10/diwali-to-remember-1.html

25 comments:

Arundhati said...

The rug is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are beautiful. So is everything else - the chairs, the cushions, divan... lovely :)

starry eyed said...

Gosh the rug is so vivid and energising! Loved it! And the whistling sticks are something my husband wants to buy at every exhibition, but I stop him, coz certain little people might assume it's for other purposes :P

dipali said...

@Arundhati: Thank you! I love to play around with colours in my home:)
@starry eyed: Any such stick is very tempting to many people, including little ones:) I'm loving the vibrant colours too:)

eve's lungs said...

Next time I visit I want to twirl those sticks

dipali said...

@eve's lungs: Do that!

eve's lungs said...

And I prefer this to the green theme

eve's lungs said...

And I prefer this to the green theme

Sandhya said...

Very vibrant..
I guess it is time to change the brown, beige and olive colour scheme in my home.

Aneela Z said...

this is really pretty. Whistling sticks eh..it must have been wonderful growing up in your house.

ChoxBox said...

Beautiful - the rug, the room and you.

kbpm said...

awesome!!
(i have those stick things too. love them!)

dipali said...

@eve's lungs: The green theme is cool, lovely in peak summer. This looks lovely when it's cloudy outside:)
@sandhya: Thanks:)
@Aneela Z: Ours has always been a mad house, but the whistling sticks are a recent addition.
@chox: Thanks.*blushes modestly*
@kbpm: Thanks! Let's form a society of whistling stick owners:)

radha said...

I love the rug. And the whistling sticks, I have one of them. They are used by the shepherds as they walk through the forests. They also have a rainmaker. Do you have one of those? The room looks so inviting.

dipali said...

@Radha:Thank you.
I didn't know about the shepherds!
I don't have a rainmaker :(

Shankari said...

Lovely lovely lovely rug! :) Colours are so vibrant on it...

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

Your home looks so warm.. and the rug is absolutely beautiful!

Now, I'm off to check the other posts you linked up :)

Banno said...

Beautiful rug, Dipali. Your house looks lovely. I'm always a sucker for orange.

Uttara said...

beautiful rug and room. want to curl up on that rug!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Now I want to come and visit you. I want to come and visit you for you, but I now also want to do so for the house!

What a gorgeous rug!

popsie said...

Ethnic and simple! Lovely!

Usha said...

warm, welcoming - so you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful rug, and cheerful too! And really like the sense of space your house has.

Best wishes,
Anjali

mandira said...

oh wow!!! u have a pretty home,dipali... can i please say it has the home science touch!

dipali said...

@Shankari: Thank you.
@The Soul of Alec Smart: Do hop across some time:)
@Banno: Thanks, I love orange too. But then I love lots of colours, and I love changing them too!
@Uttara: The rug would be privileged to have you curl up on it:)
@Rayna M.Iyer: Thank you! We do have to meet, sooner or later. Come to Kolkata- my house would love you to visit us:)
@Popsie: Thank you!
@Usha: Awwww, thank you.
@Anjali: Thanks. It is a large flat and most of the furniture is not too large either. But you never know what size of flat we will eventually retire to.
Hope all our stuff fits when we do!
@Mandira: Thanks. I don't quite think it was the Home Science, though!

bird's eye view said...

Lovely rug - we have a somewhat similar one from turkey and believe me it was tough to buy just one! And your home is lovely, just like you