October 16, 2014

Its the Pumpkin Month!


Its That time of the year...
Crisp cold air around....festivities in the air...homes being decorated..dinners being planned.
Although i love the orange pumpkins...find them adorable when its fall!!but since now you can spray paint just about any color on a pumpkin we had to try simple black this year.
This one i tried with my toddler who actually stuck these letters on!Try it with your kids and let us know how it goes....

SO heres the how to...........
Make a Chalkboard Word Find Pumpkin


pumpkin or (even a faux pumpkin would work)

chalkboard paint



Step 1: Paint the pumpkin

Paint the pumpkin with chalkboard paint.
I used two coats.
Then prime the chalkboard paint with chalk

Step 2: Draw circular lines on the pumpkin with chalk

This is the guide for where your letters go.
If you get the lines too close….just erase the chalk lines and start again.

 Step 3: Decide what words you want to put in your word find

I used:


(okay….you get the picture)

 Step 4: Line up the words

Just place the words where you want them to go.
Here’s trick and treat.
Use the lines as your guide.
After all your words are placed….fill in the rest with extra letters.

Then erase the chalk lines.

We had fun with letters this season!Learnt B...O...O!
Am loving our letter pumpkin....kiddo learns a new letter each time we pass through the front porch!!

Let us know how your pumpkins are coming along?

October 2, 2014


Fashion inspirations: for interiors

Lately we have been drawing a lot of inspiration from creatively styled fashion shoots and images for our line-up of photoshoots.Ones which are influenced by India.The colors,textures,the locations,jewery-all put together for a perfectly styled room.

Look at these images...they do it oo soo perfectly!

Does fashion-textile-interiors all intermingle for you?

image credits: (pinterest,city sage)

July 24, 2014

Be BOLD!Textile series!

Vlisco  has been creating unique textiles, in Holland, that have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. These textiles were originally known as ‘Hollandais’, from the French word for ‘Dutch’.

I am totally enthralled to see such shear beauty in design and pattern.The process of dyeing is similar to batik. To produce this material a wax-resistant dyeing technique is used. A design is drawn onto the material with hot wax after which it is dipped in the dye. The dye does not penetrate the wax.

An additional benefit to the material prepared this way is that the pattern is printed on both sides of the material making it more versatile.

Isnt the fabric just stunning!I also love the styling in this series....Tell us what you think??

 Check out more of their fabrics on Vlisco.com
photo credit: Vlisco

July 11, 2014

Rainbow pencil....

rainbow pencils

I recently bought these pencils and had to share them with you guys!Such a cool idea!

Duncan Shotton is a young British designer based in Tokyo.

Made from recycled paper, rainbow pencils lets you create beautiful paper rainbows when you sharpen them.

Rainbow Pencils function like regular wooden pencils, and are the same size and weight, but they're not made from wood, they're made from lots of layers of recycled waste paper. This means the shavings / sharpenings look like rainbows.

Making Rainbows
You don’t need a special sharpener to make rainbows, but a sharp, good quality one will help you make better ones. To improve your rainbows, you can try sharpening from the other end of the pencil, using a better sharpener or applying a more constant force when turning the pencil. Trying to make the perfect rainbow is all part of the fun!

Does that sound like fun or what!!!

May 23, 2014

Design speaks: 5 creative ways to use wallpaper

I had never really worked with wallpaper before-ever. For awhile, I thought it was just for old people, but that’s definitely not the case anymore.There are so many modern wallpapers out there.
I use them for customers walls all the time but I’m still too intimidated to try wallpapering a whole wall myself. That being said, I think I’d like to try dipping my toe into wallpapering--but maybe on a smaller scale. So I’ve pulled together 5 creative ways to use wallpaper! All of these projects seem pretty managable.

1) Create a stunning headboard
For a complex headboard like this intricate patterns would work best.

2)Beautify a drawer or side of a drawer
Use wallpaper in a subtle manner...line the inside or just the sides of a dresser drawer.

3)Upgrade plain old glass vases

Normal paper is too thin..wallpaper just does it..its the right thickness--waterproof for planters & vases.

4) Table topper
Make over a hand-me-down side table with decoupage. Paint the table with two coats of metallic paint and a coat of metallic glaze for extra shimmer. Let dry. Cut a scrap of wallpaper to fit the top. Coat the table with decoupage glue, position the paper, and cover it with several layers of decoupage glue. (Allow each coat to dry before applying the next.) Finish the top with a spray sealant.

5)Makeover: A small wall or an entire room...try using bold patterns to spruce up your space.
Wallpapers now come in textured finishes tone on tone or bold modern patterns.

Adding wallpaper gives an instant character to a home.Am loving Philip Jeffries and Thibaut right now!Have any queries on where to source these pretty products...Let us know and we can always direct you...

April 25, 2014

Hanging beds

Are you hosting outdoor parties this season?
I absolutely love open porches and am hooked on to the idea of hanging beds.
I have always known swings but hanging beds-a step further!

We are in the process of building one ourselves but till i can show you the finished version-
here is some inspiration!!

 Reusing palette...hmmm  easiest to pull off!

Its almost summer-love the airiness that this look provides...

Since we have started building one for ourselves-this is what am going for...Am already drooling visualizing!!! with what mine will look like with all our fabrics

8 Beautiful Hanging Porch Beds

I absolutely love porches and am totally hooked on hanging beds!

Check out this inspiration and I hope to have a hanging bed of my own to show you someday.
- See more at: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/07/hanging-porch-beds/#sthash.eMvtn9Zo.dpuf

8 Beautiful Hanging Porch Beds

I absolutely love porches and am totally hooked on hanging beds!

Check out this inspiration and I hope to have a hanging bed of my own to show you someday.
- See more at: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/07/hanging-porch-beds/#sthash.eMvtn9Zo.dpuf

8 Beautiful Hanging Porch Beds

I absolutely love porches and am totally hooked on hanging beds!

Check out this inspiration and I hope to have a hanging bed of my own to show you someday.
- See more at: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/07/hanging-porch-beds/#sthash.eMvtn9Zo.dpuf
Check out the link below for DIY instructions:

Let me know which one is your favorite???

April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!

If you are looking for ideas for last minute easter decor think about all that you have in your home!
I love to use fresh flowers, beautifully decorated eggs, sparkling crystal and lovely china patterns in my Easter decor...Am loving the pinks and purples cause those are the flowers i have growing outside right now..

Here's a few of my favorite 'grown-up' Easter decorating ideas, courtesy of all those crazy-talented people on Pinterest.

So tell me....how are you decorating your home this Easter??

April 15, 2014

Pattern Play: DIY

April 11, 2014

Pattern Play: Scarves

We have been away for a while now....preparing...thinking...rethinking...
But finally we are back-with new products..new ideas...and new events this season..
Our first blog this season begins with a photo shoot for the season..

Its finally Spring time here in Florida!Time for the outdoors..... Here;s a glimpse of what we are upto....

There is this stunning tree that we had in mind for quite a while now for a photo shoot-so as soon as our products came in we were on our way..a camera in one hand and all our scarves in the other!


 Setting up...you can see some of  the colors that have come in for our scarves...from blacks and reds to the spring oranges and pinks.

 Our little helper!

Our first shot for the season..what do you say?


The Tree offers its own lines and patterns for our new prints..

And then finally the colors of spring ..the pinks..rusty reds..oranges...tangerines....Which colors do you like the best???

If you like any particular color, shoot us a line--helps us figure out what you guys like!!

August 19, 2013

Fabric stories... Ikat and more!

Who says Mondays have to be dull and depressing?

I LOVE how fabrics can change the look of a space. I also love how a fabric can tell a story from the pattern of weaves to a craft process and a story of generations of artisans working together to create beautiful designs.

Sarita Handa is passionate about fabrics and it shows in the creations her company offers. From pastels to stark colors that can brighten your day and your room.

GO ahead! Be inspired...

Visit the Sarita Handa collection here
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