Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Home Tour: Kapila & Sonal Banerjee Part-I

It's been quite a long that I posted here on my blog and you all probably know why! Because I'm focusing more on my Youtube channel as people prefer to watch the videos rather than reading a complete blog and I too found this medium more powerful to convey a message and it also presents quick and rich content. But that doesn't mean I'll discontinue blogging. Well, that isn't gonna happen:) and that's why here I am with a lovely post!! 
Today once again I bring to you the home tour of Kapila Banerjee that you must have seen earlier on my blog and on my YT channel (In case you want to watch it on YouTube then Click Here) but since a lot of you wanted to pin the images so here it is, the Part-I of Kapila & Sonal Banerjee's home. Happy pinning!! Also, now you can shop the home decor products that you see in this post, I have added the link below every image.
Let's start from the entrance to her home which is as impressive as the rest of the home. Kapila has created a space to keep some decor accents by putting up a beautiful wall shelf. On the shelf are cute tiny pots that add dimension to an otherwise plain and dull wall. I just love how decor accessories in different geometric shapes are complimenting each other and all the colors making the entrance so full of energy.

Indian Home Tour

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Beautifully carved huge wooden vases offsetting the shimmer of brass planter and creating such a pleasant setting. 

Indian Home Tour

What you see in below picture is a beautiful collection of tiny cute planters displayed beautifully at the entrance that sure will steal your heart. 

Indian Home Tour

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The moment you enter the home you can feel the warmth and the positivity that envelops you and you find yourself soaking in the beauty of Kapila's home. Accent wall in tangerine color sets the perfect backdrop for all the carved wooden pieces in dark tone. Wooden masks are from Kenya, Africa where Kapila has lived for four years. Antique wooden pillars are restored from an eighty-year-old home and only a keen eye like Kapila's can give such pieces their righteous place. Next to these pillars are quite an unusual pair of candlestands flanking the console. Console is adorned with brass knick-knacks to add Indianness. You should watch the video to see all the minute details on these carved wooden pieces. Ornate mirror above the console completes the setup and makes the foyer a warm and welcoming space. 

Indian Home Tour

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Here is another picture of the same space from a different angle to show you the intricacy of the carving on wooden pillars and mirror frame.

Indian Home Tour

Step into the living room and you are greeted with this view. An angel picked from their travels and a beautiful brass hanging diya above it make an eye-pleasing display. If you notice the lamp behind Ganesha idol carefully then you will realize how unusual it is. The lamp is actually a unique find made of brass and the lampshade is brass and stained glass. I never saw such lamp before. Kapila's home is full of treasures around the world so your eyes keep wandering and admiring the beauty of every piece. For an instance, the brass chariot right next to the angel is what I really liked a lot. 

Indian Home Tour

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Keeping the accent color in mind Kapila has beautifully infused tangerine in her living room. Look at the sofa and the painting above it and you know what I am talking about. That's how an accent color helps in pulling the room together. Kapila told me that she keeps changing the cushions according to the season and ocassion. 

Indian Home Tour

Here is a wider view of the living room. 

Indian Home Tour

I clicked so many pictures and there are so many beautiful pieces in Kapila's home that my words wouldn't be adequate to describe the beauty of her home. So I am leaving you with the images. 

Indian Home Tour

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All the beautiful craved wooden furniture pieces and decor accessories are from Kenya, Africa. Teal Buddha on leaf is again a souvenir her husband picked from his travels. Intricately carved wooden piece that looks like a capsized boat is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 

Indian Home Tour


Indian Home Tour

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Rather than choosing contemporary style sofa for her living room, Kapila has opted for tradition Indian seating. Rajasthani Chowkies are a work of artistic craftmanship. Fuchsia cushions complement tangerine in living room beautifully. 

Indian Home Tour

Indian Home Tour

Below is an extremely beautiful vintage temple that has been converted into a shelf to display the collection of curios.

Indian Home Tour

Here is a closer look and you can see all the lovely tealights, Rajasthani musicians and various lanterns enhancing the beauty of this temple.

Indian Home Tour

This brings me to the end of this home tour. Hope you enoyed this blog and if you are craving for more then click here to check out other home tours. I am receiving lots of queries asking when I'll be publishing the second part of Kapila & Sonal's video home tour, I'm working on it folks and you'll see it next week probably on Monday. 
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Monday, December 18, 2017

DIY Tassel Earrnigs | Trendy Jewelry

I have shared many crafts here on 3D and all of them were related to home decor and gardening
but today I'm sharing a DIY related to fashion and you are gonna love it. So today I have a tutorial for you on DIY tassel earrings. 

DIY Tassel

Be it fashion or home decor, tassels are very much in trend and add some boho vibes without fail. It's super easy to make them and once you know how to make tassel you can make lots of stuff like tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, tassel earrings and you can add tassels on throws, pillows, cushions, drapes, dupattas, dresses and even on footwears too. Watch the video below to learn how you can make three different types of tassel earrings. I have shown Hoop tassel earrings, interwoven tassel earrings and fringe tassel earrings.


Supplies:
  • Silk thread/embroidery thread
  • Round nose plier
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Eyepins
  • Headpins
  • Beads
  • Cardboard

Procedure: 
For complete tutorial watch the video above. 
Tips:
Here are some tips to make your work easier. You can take any thread like embroidery thread, silk thread or wool to make tassels. While wrapping thread around cardboard don't wrap it too tight or too loose just keep it uniform. While making knots try to hide them inside tassel head. After making knots leave few inches of thread (usually the length of the tassel) and then cut it. Otherwise, there are chances that knot will open later. If the threads in tassel are too wavy then either hang the tassel above steam for a few seconds or just use a hair straightener to iron it. If tassels become dirty wash them gently with a mild soap and straighten them as mentioned above. 
Below are the pictures of the tassel earrings I made. 

Hoop Tassel earrings

DIY Tassel Earrings

Interwoven Tassel earrings


DIY Tassel Earrings

Fringe Tassel Earrings


DIY Tassel Earrings



Hope you all like the tutorial. Do let me know which one you are gonna make. Click here to check out my previous DIYs.
I am working on some videos so stay tuned!!
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Wall Makeover On A Budget

Walls in my home are my blank canvases. Every now and then I just love to paint them in colors of my imagination. Like I said earlier, for me decorating isn't about how much money I spend to bring in class and elegance but it's more about how beautifully and effortlessly I am able to use my creativity, use what I already have and make my home reflect my personality. 



When it comes to decorating, I just love to do everything myself that gives me immense satisfaction and joy that it brings is incomparable. So below is the video of my recent wall makeover project, please watch and let me know your views.
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This wall was in a bad shape and desperately needed my attention. Bohemian and African decor was on my mind since long so I tried to mix both the styles and totally loved the outcome.
Below are some before and after images.

African And Bohemian Decor
Before
African Bohemian Decor
After

African And Bohemian Decor
Before

African Bohemian Wall Decor
After
African And Bohemian Decor
Before

 African Bohemian Wall Decor After
After
As you can see the wall makeover is doable and easy on the pocket too. All the rope baskets are handmade and bamboo basket and fan give such an authentic African flavour to the decor.
Bohemian decor is all about mixing and matching the colors, patterns and textures and that's what I love to do when it comes to home decor.

African| Bohemian Decor
Bamboo lamp in below picture paired with tribal figurines is so African while string light inside the lamp and a touch of green create a perfect Bohemian look.
African Decor
Bamboo Lamp
Also, I am totally in love with this DIY bamboo pendant lamp. The idea struck when I was doing the research on African Decor. I wasn't sure whether I would be able to find the right shape of lampshades or not but luckily I found exactly what I wanted.

  African Bohemian Wall Decor
Basket Wall | Bamboo Lamps
Hope you all liked the wall makeover. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Does it look like African | Bohemian wall decor to you!!

Stay tuned to know what's in store for you.
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Diwali Snippets & DIY Festive Decor With 3D Neon Liners


The most exhilarating and joyous time of the year is here. 
 My Diwali is literally incomplete without the DIYs and I wanted to do something unique, extraordinary and that's easy on the pocket too. I am completely bored of the very common yellow, orange, pink, purple, gold and silver color palette. I was dreaming of a whole new color palette this year and that's when I heard about Fevicryl's newly launched 3D liners and guess what now I can #AddExtraToTheOrdinary and my color palette problem is sorted too because the 3D liners come in neon colors. So this Diwali #TurnOnTheNeon



Below is the video where I have shown how you can spice up your room decor without burning a hole in your pocket using these 3D Neon Liners. 




Now let's check out how I decorated my home for Diwali using 3D Neon Liners. I jazzed up some plain and dull looking stuff and it was super amazing to see how beautifully they turned out. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

These 3D Neon liners come in four vibrant colors and can be used on various surfaces like metal, wood, glass, fabric, terracotta, plastic etc. Here is how I used these 3D neon pens on various surfaces.
Since Diwali is incomplete without the diyas (earthen lamps), I thought of jazzing up the plain terracotta diyas using 3D neon liners. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

The pen shape of the neon liners makes them super convenient to use. I made some easy designs on the diyas and let them dry for 2 hours. This Diwali DIY was so easy that it took me only 10 mins to add the extra to the ordinary and below is the outcome. Tell me how do you like it. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


Next, I tried the 3D neon liners on a clay surface. I had some small clay pots or matkis and I wanted to do something with them So I painted the matkis using acrylic colors, added some acrylic stones and perked them up using 3D neon liners.

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


I love how neon colors just pop against the contrasting background and create a lively and cheerful ambience.
Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


I placed some beautiful tealights on matkis(Clay pot) and here is how I styled them with a string light and some fresh marigold. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

The third surface I tried 3D neon liners on is glass. You know I had stained lots of glass bottles and jars so I thought why not add an extra dimension to these plain bottles. I made some fun patterns on the bottle and voila!! 
You know what the ink of these neon pens is waterproof so I can wash these bottles if they get dirty. But of course, it can't be scrubbed. I placed string light and flowers in the bottle and gave it a company of serene Buddha figurine and the whole setup created some mesmerizing effect.

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

Here's the next surface, a cardboard. I cut out the circle of 7 inches diameter, fixed a tealight in the centre, stuck some acrylic stones and glammed it up with 3D neon pens. 

HobbyIdeas 3D Neon Liners

Here is how I styled them. I placed the tealight on a bamboo placemat, spread some tuberose(rajnigandha) randomly around the tealights and this vignette appealed not only to visual senses but also to olfactory senses. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

It is always so exciting to receive the gifts on any occasion but if the gift box also has some personal touch then it just doubles the joy. So here's my tip, take any gift box and wrap it with a wrapping paper (you can use brown paper too. Believe me it looks good) and make any design of your choice or a monogram with 3D neon liner and let it dry for 2-3 hrs. Your unique gift box is ready!!!

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

See how it makes a world of difference. These 3D liners are so useful that I am planning to give them as a gift to all my creative friends this Diwali. Isn't it a good idea.  

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


So grab your set of Fevicryl 3D neon liners from HobbyIdeas website before they are out of stock.
Also, you can participate in an ongoing #TurnOnTheNeon challenge by Hobby Ideas that ends on 30th Nov. Just take anything ordinary and add extra to it to make it look extraordinary using 3D Neon Liners. Share your picture on Instagram or FB and tag @hobbyideasindia and use #TurnOnTheNeon hashtag. Lucky winners get a chance to win gift vouchers from Hobby Ideas.
Wish you good Luck!

Till then connect with me here.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Last Minute Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

This is the first time that not only I shot and edited the video but also published it in just one day. I worked really hard (well 18 hrs in a stretch) to bring this video to you because 
I had promised I'll share some easy Diwali DIY and Home Decor Ideas. 
So below is the video and I really hope you all like it. 
Happy Diwali To 3D Family!!!


I am already late in sharing the ideas but these are some really very simple and last minute Diwali DIY & Decor ideas. You can involve your family too and make the most of these holidays.
Crepe Paper Marigold Flowers:
I know you can't keep any flower fresh and bright for long. That's when we need faux flowers. Instructions to make crepe paper marigold flowers are given in video. If you can't get crepe paper then you can use colored tissue paper or paper ribbons. I learned this craft from my mom when I was little and still cherish those memories and this is one of my favorite flower crafts.

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

I made them in great numbers and loved decorating my home with these paper marigolds.

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

Dried Branch Dining Table Centerpiece:
I love it when things are done differently and with some personal touches. And rather than indulging in splurge I love to make things my own. That's what I did when I threw a party at home. I created a beautiful dining table centerpiece that looked totally festive. I saw this beautiful string light somewhere and when I found it online I ordered it without the second thought. It is so so awesome that I am using it in almost all my Diwali vignettes. The best thing is that it is LED string light that comes in various lengths and it is waterproof so you can use it outside in the garden, in aquarium and in urn too. If you are intrigued then click here to see and buy this string light. Instructions to use it are given in video and below is the image.

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

Once the party was over I gave some twist to the dried branch and placed it on the side table in my living room and what a festive ambiance it created in my living room. How did I do that you ask. Well, you can see the steps in the video.

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas


Seashell & Conch Candles:
Now this is the best thing I have ever tried and no, this is not my idea, I found the inspiration on Pinterest and liked it instantly. All you need is just some seashells, conchs, paraffin wax, wicks and ready to use glitter. You can watch the video to see the steps. Here I am sharing the images of these magical and oh so cool seashell & Conch candles.

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

Making seashell candles was such an easy DIY that I spent only 15 mins and it was ready. Don't they make an amazing and unique Diwali gift. I will be making more to gift my friends and family. 

Diwali DIY & Home Decor Ideas

With these cute little seashell candles this post comes to an end. I have some posts pending so you'll be seeing few more Diwali DIY ideas in coming days and then I'll definitely be going on a vacation.
I hope you liked the ideas and will be giving them a try. Click here to see some more Diwali Decor Ideas. Happy Diwali once again and I'll see you soon.

Till then connect with me here.






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