Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bird Cage Styling

Okay!! So here I am with my teal bird cage.
You know what this lovely bird cage allows me to play with my creative imagination. I style it in various ways without the fear of going wrong.

It's so handy and aesthetically appealing that I can move it just about anywhere in my home and it sure adds the pizazz to the place. So far I have used it to decorate my living room, home office, bedrooms and balcony garden too. That's not all, styling it with different stuff gives a totally different look every time and that's what I love about it. 
Let's start with living room and see how I used various decor objects to style this teal bird cage and you will find surprising outcome every time. In below picture, I wrapped fairy lights around the bird cage randomly and to add a punch of color I placed tealights in bright colors and  blooming Kalanchoe that matches the tealight. What creates a calming effect here is this Buddha head that complements teal bird cage beautifully. 

Bird Cage With Fairy Lights

Now if you wish to keep things simple and don't want to use lots of color then below image will surely win your heart. The object is same, I wrapped fairy lights around the bird cage in the same manner but this time instead of adding lots of color I used only shades of blue. Also, I paired the cage with healthy lush green Pothos. Wall shelves above this entire setting are sporting the knick-knacks in the accent color and some greens too.

 Bird Cage Decor

Colors play a major role in creating an eye-pleasing display. If you carefully pick the colors to create a vignette then you sure are a winner. In below picture teal and fuchsia make a beautiful color combination. 

     Bird Cage With Flower

Now I would like to shift your attention from colors to seasons. As we change our food and wardrobe according to the season we should also change the home decor to reflect the particular season. I am the kind of person who gets bored of the same look of a place easily so the change in seasons gives me the opportunity to give a makeover to my home too.  
Let me ask, how would you style a cage in the monsoon? Did you say by placing candles inside it!! oh boy, you are my kind of person. I clubbed together aroma pillar candles in varied sizes on a shell platter and placed the cage above this arrangement and let me tell you the vignette was the conversation starter. 

Bird Cage Decor

Now let's take a look at the other part of my living room where I usually hang Moroccan lamp but the idea of hanging the bird cage as pendant light clicked and there it hangs. It remained there for a while until I thought it should be on my coffee table. 

Bird Cage Decor

And there it is on my coffee table as it is in the company of a cheerful watering can with some greens. Color of it is just popping amidst all the yellows and orange. Sometimes I keep tiny planters inside it to add a little bit of drama. 

Bird Cage Decor

A wall in the guest bedroom is cobalt blue in color and sets a perfect background for this teal bird cage. What else can look more beautiful than strings of shiny white pearls against the striking color of the wall. Hence I loosely attached few strings of pearls on the birdcage and paired it with glass candle and aroma diffuser. 


Bird Cage With Pearl Strings

Now come step out onto my balcony and have a look how this simple birdcage can beautify the surroundings. Like I said, I keep changing the decor of my home according to the season the same way I love to change the look of my balcony garden quite often. So birdcage sometimes moves to the garden. Whether I place it over a pot or hang it in the garden, magic of it is always spellbinding.

Bird Cage In Garden

Here is the colorful corner of my balcony garden. With painted pots and blooms in vivid colors it is always a treat to my senses to sit and have my evening cuppa here.

Bird Cage In Garden

The beauty of this birdcage can't be described in words and through images. And moreover, I doubt my photography skills, I click hundreds of pictures and then realise that none of them is doing justice. Nonetheless, I am learning and inching towards perfection. 

Bird Cage In Garden

I know theses aren't the best birdcage styling tips, I just shared how I style my bird cage. Do you have a birdcage, please share a picture of it and let me know how do you style it. I would love to include it on my blog. You can share it on my FB page or DM me on Instagram
Happy Decorating!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Mirror Work Cushion Cover And Its Companion

Hello my favorite people!!
 Hope you all had an amazingly wonderful festive season. Diwali is over, vacations are over, I have overcome post-vacation blues, it's Monday and it's time to get back to work.

Cushion Covers

One of my cushion covers that I designed and stitched got so many compliments on Instagram. This yellow mirror work cushion cover is my personal favorite too and it was a blingy addition to my festive decor.

Cushion Cover

Blooming Calandiva in my garden tempted me to bring it indoors and then clicked the idea of giving a makeover to the pot that holds Calandiva. I thought of painting a pot in a way that complements my mirror work cushion.

Cushion Cover

So I just painted the pot in color matching to the cushion and stuck mirrors on it. Voila!! The cushion cover now has a companion. A pot that is perfectly complementing the cushion and making the arrangement in my living room so cohesive and pulled together.
Here is a closer look for you. Isn't it cool and easy-peasy color coordination idea. Fresh and lovely blooms of kalanchoe are popping beautifully against the yellow color.  

Mirror Work Cushion Cover

This festive season I dared to mix cool and warm colors together. And instead of shimmering brass, I opted for shiny silver this time around. It sure was a perfect and happy color scheme. 

Cushion Cover

I added greens in abundance to give a jungalow style twist to my festive decor. Fairy lights hung here and there completed my festive decor. Will share some images soon.

Cushion Cover

My "Indian Art Gallery Wall" is complete though beautification is an ongoing process and I promise to post about it soon. Till then here's a sneak peek :) 
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!!

Cushion Cover

So how did you like the companion of my mirror work cushion!!
You can check out more some easy and fun DIYs here and some of my artwork here

Friday, October 28, 2016

There Is No Place Like Home

I have often blogged about how blogging has inspired me and changed my life for the better. 
Today I want to tell you, my dear readers, how my home has inspired me to do things that I have never done before. Today, I am exploring and acknowledging a part of my personality that has been pivotal in shaping my life and the work I do. 


Home Decor Blog

My home inspires me to be creative.

It all started when my husband and I bought our home, a place where we weave memories together as we live and grow. I go the extra mile to decorate my home so that it showcases my personal style. Whether it's a wall or a piece of furniture, everything in my home is a reflection of my personality.
The stark and plain walls of the new house inspired me to put a stamp of my creative expression on them so that every wall in my home has a story to tell. The hand-painted mural on a wall in the foyer is an apt example of how my home inspires me to be creative.
Family pictures on the wall in our living room bring back lots of fond memories and quite often I try to steal a moment to relive those happy memories and it is a great stress buster. I like to weave memories into my home d├ęcor by showcasing all the souvenirs my husband and I have collected over the years. 


No Place Like Home

My home inspires me to bring best out of me.
I work from home and I am madly in love with my job. I wear many hats and working from home allows me to easily switch between my roles as the situation demands. A calming and comforting environment of my home soothes me whenever I feel exhausted after working for long hours. I step out on my balcony garden and a waft of pleasant mild floral fragrances make everything alright once again. 
My home inspires me to put my best foot forward and to do things perfectly. It inspired me to create my workspace to stay productive and focused. And I admit that my home office emanates positivity and warmth, I call it a little slice of heaven in my home.

Workspace

My home inspires me to be loving.
Every house is made of bricks and mortar but home is made of love. My home inspires me to be a loving person. A daughter, daughter-in-law, wife, mother, sister, friend; no matter what role I am playing, my home inspires me to be comforting, generous, kind, caring and loving. I feel complete when my family finds peaceful respite from the hustle bustle of the city at home with me 
This very beautiful video by Asian Paints shows exactly how our home can inspire us. I would call this video an expression of my feelings.


My home inspires me to stay positive, cheerful, healthy, strong, beautiful inside and out, exuberant and to be an inspiration for others. My home inspires me to be me. There is no denying the fact that there is #NoPlaceLikeHome

Before I conclude here is a teaser of what's coming up next. 


Home Decor Blog

Tour of my living room that has gone through a lovely transformation recently. Stay tuned!!
I would love to know how your home has inspired you. Do share your thoughts!!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Diwali DIY- Tealight Holder

Hello dear readers!! How are the preparations for Diwali going on.
 I am almost done, I designed and sewed lots of cushions, painted and decorated few pots, my Indian art gallery wall is ready and I am beaming with pride, house is clean and sparkling, furnishings have been changed, all my silverwares are out and shining, fairy lights are being given their right places and my home is basking in the warmth of the lights. 

Diwali DIY

I am sure you are all set for the biggest festival. But let 3D bring some more light and happiness around your home. I am here with the easiest DIY for Diwali. My last year's Diwali DIY on my YouTube channel is about to cross 2 lakh views (Click here to watch).
This year's Diwali DIY is quite an easy craft. So without much ado here is a tutorial for you to make beautiful tealight holders.
Supplies:
Hard plastic disposable cup (in any shape)
Flat back pearls
Acrylic stones/rhinestones (in your choice of color)
String of tiny beads
Glue

Tutorial:
Below is the video tutorial of DIY tealight holders. I love vlogging (video blogging) as much as I love blogging. Hence I have decided I would be vlogging more often now. Watch the video below and let me know your views. If you have any query please leave a comment and will try my best to answer it.




Here are some images how I styled these tealight holders. 

Diwali DIY

In a decorative tray or platter place some colorful beads or water gel beads. You can fill the tray with petals also for perfect festive ambiance. Now place the tealight holders and admire the beauty because handmade is more precious than the stuff you buy. 

Diwali DIY

You can keep one tealight holder on a wooden box or any colorful glass votive to add some dimension. 

Tealight Holders

Hope you enjoyed watching the video and will be giving it a try. In my next post, I'll be sharing some sentiments on how my home inspires me.
For more posts on Diwali decor and DIY, click the links below.
Diwali DIY
Diwali Decor 

P.S. Recently I found out that many images from my blog are being stolen. Some people even removed the watermark and posted images from my blog blatantly without giving proper credits and one person used the image from my blog as her brand logo without my knowledge hence the watermark is bigger and less faded from now on. Please seek my permission if you want to use any image from my blog. Thank You!!
Stay tuned and have a very wonderful and safe Diwali!!



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Diwali Craft Idea: Origami Lotuses

Today we have a very special guest on 3D who will be showing us how to make origami baskets.
I said special because he is a cute, charming adorable kid joining us all the way from Australia.

Dear readers, please welcome Ishaan Ganguly, a cute little boy with twinkling eyes, tons of confidence and oodles of patience. I stumbled across his Youtube channel Ishaan Tube and instantly fell in love with him and his cute little sister, who is always there to assist him. No matter how many times she interrupts in a video, Ishaan looks at her lovingly and waits patiently for her to finish. You can subscribe to his Youtube channel to check out more such lovely videos.
Over to Ishaan now,

I am Ishaan from Melbourne! I live here with my parents and my sister. I love playing with toys and also enjoy making things In crafting I like to make an envelope when it's my friend's birthday, I also love to make gifts for people I love. It is also important to recycle and reduce waste, so I make RECYCLING CRAFTS. I like to do it because it's fun!
Below is a video where Ishaan has explained very well how to make origami baskets.



My son and I tried our hands at making these origami baskets and it turned out quite well. Though we added some personal touches later and decided to use it in our Diwali decor as origami lotuses instead. I asked my son to fill the petals with glitter and this is how he did the job. I gave a second coat of glitter later.

Diwali craft Idea

Theses origami lotuses can be made in a variety of colors and can be styled in many ways too. Place a flower into it or a LED tealight to add the festive charm. We made origami lotuses in different shapes and kept smaller one inside the larger lotus to make it look more like a lotus with lots of petals. 

Origami Lotuses

We can't thank Ishaan enough for such a lovely and well-explained tutorial. It was great fun doing this Diwali craft with my son. He showed equal enthusiasm in styling and photographing the lotuses. These origami lotuses have sure added a festive bling and warmth in our living room. 

Origami Lotus

You can fill the lotuses with chocolates or nuts. These can make a unique and lovely gift for kids this festive season. 

Diwali Craft Ideas

Now below is a teaser of Diwali DIY idea that is coming up next on 3D. Yes, you can make these beautiful tealight holders at home. 

Diwali Craft Idea 

Stay tuned!!


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