Apr 16, 2011

Things that "Bliss" me out !

Everybody has their choice of things that make them happy, people usually call them "the bliss list "! I wanna share my bliss list here


Traveling: Wandering the globe and absorbing the world, is my bliss. "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -Miriam Beard
       
Paris And Barcelona is where my heart is even though i wouldnt mind anywhere else! :)

Reading: Feeding my soul with words and getting lost in them is my bliss. 


Companionship: Recognizing that your soul is completely understood by another and vice versa, is my bliss.



Cooking:  A creation of love, a nurturing of the body, the feeding of a loved one, is my bliss.When was
the last time you tasted anything?Not just eat it, but taste it? I just had a slice of raw mango I could  taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a bite.

Moving on....











Design[Architecture&Fashion] :  Shaping life and circumstances and placing a piece of your heart in it is what gives me bliss. For me Great Design = Flawless Beauty

"Physical things like fashion, architecture, design are important to me because they frame the life you lead - they're the backdrop and settings that intersect when you form an emotional attachment or memory in association with them"

Finally,


LOVE : All you need is love..the ability to give love is my bliss..Passion is its derivative i feel .

So Thats my Bliss list , what do you people think about it? And what defines bliss for you people?I would love to know.

Staying Intense,
Divya

Apr 15, 2011

More Ways to bring Spring Indoors

A quick post, as a continuation to the last post..

2. ADDING BRIGHT 'POP' COLOR TO YOUR DECOR:


 If you observe the above space..most of the elements that r making it colorful  are easily replaceable/changeable. The "colourful pictures", the" mini cushion",the "display benches" can be repainted easily.!
Adding colourful upholsterity,especially losing heavy carpetting and going in for dhurries and other canvas rugs   in delicious colours..! 

I love the above pic, primarily bec that cute lil girl with her color co-ordinated out fit and all..:)[thats a lady in the making for sure:)] Secondly because of play of light with colour... oh what better way enjoy spring!!!

3.LOVING PATTERNS AND GETTING CRAFTY:

Whats not to love about such cute DIY to add that much needed personal touch to your decor:)



A pattern,[ floral or other"season descriptional "] is the easiest and one of the best ways to add spring feel to the decor..use patterned runners on dining table or just get paisley light chiffony curtains.! even better ..find a wall paper or wall art in beautiful spring summer patterns.

4. JUST GET THE PLANTS INSIDE:

 If you are the kind of person who likes to take things at their face value..then this trend is all for you..you see green/flowering plants outside and decide spring is upon you...so just do the same indoors and you will know how beautiful spring indeed is :)
 Invest your time/money in some nice indoor plants/flowers..they not only add to the decor but also clean the air inside hence making u breathe healthier!

Place them where they can get atleast some passive sunlight for their best performance.

Using existing kitchen utensils as planters is a great thing to "inhabit" [lsense of belonging] the plants to the kitchen.

So i guess these are some of the ways i wud be implementing ASAP into my spring home decor..and what about you people..which of these wud you like to do this summer ? I would love to know! :) 

 Staying intense
  Divya

Apr 13, 2011

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to SPRING!

I know I have been M.I.A [missing in action] for almost a month...well lets just say ..i have been busy...and thts not an excuse.From now on..i will try to make up with atleast one post a day !

Coming to the post...Its spring or Pre-summer in Bangalore..Breezy Mornings, Sunny Afternoons and cool nights..! :).So i decided to do a post on "Bringing spring indoors"[spring/summer interior decorations].

You may feel changing up decor every 3 months isn't feasible,and moreover why should you do it? -let me clear things up here..

When the seasons change, bringing the outside environment inside makes the indoor outdoor contrast a bit cohesive and more importantly adds character to your space. ex: its bright and sunny outside and its the same old-sparsely lit inside.Solution: Window treatment..so that light is brought in but not the heat or noise.!I hope u got the point..still not clear..Then I Suggest you READ THIS POST CAREFULLY,and may be several times!!:) kidding!
Let me tell you..we r not talking abt changing the complete decor..just TWEAKING it...if thts the right word!

Different Ways of "Tweaking" -Spring Decor:

1. WINDOW TREATMENT:

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds  are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."-all this can be seen/felt only through windows...see how important windows are!!


              


 The long red valances are hung with grommets and simple hooks, making them easy to remove and clean-or swap out when your tire of the color. The cool shutters, which feature bold blue frames and metal inserts, provide some privacy but also allow plenty of sunlight.



Select Versatile colourful Shades - Window shades are all about function. Tie them up to let in sunlight or let them down for privacy. But just because shades are practical doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be lovely to look at. These pretty pink-and-yellow tie-up shades perfectly complement the other fabrics and weathered furnishings in the space. 
Point to note: Mounting the shades inside the window frame shows off the wide crisp white moldings.
              
    
 Layer Treatments for Function : Combining window treatments[in this case roll-up bamboo shades and floor-length panels.] Open the shades and panels for maximum sunlight or close them for complete light blockage and privacy. 
Point to note: Mounting the rod high on the wall makes this room appear taller and grander

Are Plantation Shutters Better than Curtains, Blinds and other Window Treatments?



Plantation shutters – also known as wooden window shuttersLouvre shutters or colonial shutters – admit light and air whilst providing complete privacy as well as additional security. When closed, plantation shutters help minimise the heat in a room, but still allow cooling air to move freely

                           
          




Plantation shutters  are, without doubt,  the crème-de-le-crème of the shutter world. They always look stylish and allow a greater flexibility and control of light than ordinary curtains, window blinds or other wooden window treatments.The Problem here is they are pretty darn expensive. But i still think they r worth it..if u cud remotely afford it :)!


Well as post is getting too long, "More Ways to bring Spring Indoors -to be continued!"


Staying Intense,
Divya
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